VMAC Showcases "Green" Air Compressor Product Line

NANAIMO, B.C. - With rising fuel costs, increased fuel emission restrictions and environmental concerns, proliferating "green" initiatives are applying pressure to service truck owners and fleet managers.

NANAIMO, B.C. - With rising fuel costs, increased fuel emission restrictions and environmental concerns, proliferating "green" initiatives are applying pressure to service truck owners and fleet managers. In response, VMAC is pleased to introduce its "Green" product line - the UNDERHOOD70 and UNDERHOOD150 belt-driven air compressor systems, and the PREDATAIR40 and PREDATAIR60 hydraulic-driven air compressor systems.

Featuring VMAC's high-powered rotary screw air-on-demand technology, all four systems are ideal for use on work trucks in applications such as construction, tire-service, mining, municipal operations and fire-apparatus. Overall, both systems start out "green" through the characteristics of the aluminum construction of key components - air ends, separator tanks, as well as brackets are lighter and simpler to manufacture, with less waste.

The UNDERHOOD systems stay "green" by utilizing VMAC's variable speed throttle control which varies engine speed with air demand, so that the engine idles down when there is no air demand but when tools are used the system idles up to meet the need. The reduced idling results in both fuel savings and reduced emissions.

The PREDATAIR compressors feature three key "green" characteristics:

An optional 2-speed throttle function which will run a low engine speed when not using air but will idle up when air is needed.
An Unload Mode that reduces the load on the hydraulic drive when the system is ON but there is no air demand. This means the engine doesn't work as hard, resulting in fuel savings and reduction of wear and tear on the hydraulics.
A Stand-By Mode that allows the compressor to turn off completely when the system is ON and there has been no air demand for a period of time (time delay is adjustable). This further reduces the load on the hydraulics and results in more fuel savings, extended service intervals, as well as significant reduction in wear and tear on the hydraulics, thus extending the life of key components. The system then automatically restarts when air is needed.
VMAC's success comes from working with customers to determine what their air compressor needs are and then surpassing those needs with unparalleled product quality, innovation and customer service. With pressure on truck owners and fleet managers to implement green initiatives, VMAC has stepped forward with an award-winning product line designed to help meet those needs. By regularly introducing new and innovative products to the market, VMAC ensures it remains the leader in truck mounted mobile air compressor technology.

VMAC will be conducting an exhibitor presentation, Work Smart and Save Big: Taking Your Air "Green" from 3:00 - 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, September 13 in Booth 129 at the APWA Exposition in the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus Ohio.


For more information about VMAC, VMAC UNDERHOOD and VMAC Hydraulic Air Compressor Systems, visit www.vmacair.com or call 1-800-738-8622.

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