VMAC’s spline drive air compressor provides Innovative solution for OEMs


VMAC (Nanaimo, British Columbia) developed an innovative spline drive air compressor for OEMs that has proven to be an ideal alternative to reciprocating air compressors in industrial applications.

VMAC’s direct drive air compressors mount to SAE A, B and C ports on industrial engines, as well as PTOs, and provide 10 to 70 CFM of compressed air at 100% duty cycle. The spline drive air compressor was tested and is currently used by OEMs in a medley of industries, including heavy duty construction equipment, oil and gas maintenance, and railway maintenance.

“VMAC air compressors have been put to the test in industrial applications and we are pleased with the results,” said Rick Duifhuis, OEM Division Manager. “VMAC’s spline drive air compressor has proven to be a reliable, hardworking solution in some of the world’s toughest job sites.”

For example, VMAC’s SAE-C port dual gear spline drive has attracted ample attention from the railway industry, proving itself as a reliable and powerful upgrade from reciprocating air compressors.

“Our railway OEM partners had to replace their reciprocating air compressors every 3 months. With VMAC’s rotary screw air end, that’s no longer necessary. Our durable 70 CFM air compressors reduce downtime, and minimize the costs of labor and replacement parts,” said Rick.

VMAC’s air compressors are an attractive option for OEMs, built to fit tight spaces with a minimal footprint. The spline drive air ends are up to 25% smaller and 60% lighter than competing products, due to innovative engineering and durable aluminum designs.

The spline drive solution adapts technology from the VR70 belt drive air compressor, modifying the powerful air end so it’s compatible with common industrial and heavy-duty equipment.

For more information, visit VMACAIR.com.

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