Compressor combines power, compact size

VMAC has released what it terms North America's “lightest and most compact above-deck hydraulic air compressor available in its class,” the PREDATAIR40.

Delivering up to 40 cfm and 150 psi at a dry weight of 150 pounds, the rotary-screw PREDATAIR40 provides a combination of power and compact installation. This combination translates into savings in deck space and payload, without compromising air power required on the jobsite.

“Users tend to underestimate how much air their pneumatic tools require, buying heavy and less powerful air compressor systems incapable of powering tools for optimum performance,” said Eric Bertram, account representative. “The VMAC PREDATAIR40 runs impact guns, air ratchets, hand-held chisels, air chucks, and hammer drills with ease, and all from a 17" × l8" × 24" package.”

According to VMAC, size and output is only the tip of the engineering iceberg. The PREDATAIR40 also has sophisticated system intelligence and user interface. “We've outfitted the PREDATAIR40 with cold and soft start features, unload circuit, standby mode, service reminders, and system status display,” said engineer Sam Melvin.

This compressor can operate at 100% duty cycle. It includes its own cooling system and a remote LCD digital control box, complete with system diagnostics, servicing intervals, compressor and hydraulic temperature readings, and total system hours. Visit for complete details.

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