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VMAC adds telematics, digital controls to under-the-hood air compressor system

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A VMAC UNDERHOOD40 air compressor VMAC

VMAC has added advanced digital controls and telematics to its UNDERHOOD40 air compressor. VMAC's advanced digital controls integrate with the vehicle, providing insights to operators and fleet managers about the performance and maintenance of the UNDERHOOD40 compressor system.

"Our goal at VMAC is to continuously improve and innovate," explains Jamie McPherson, VMAC's director of engineering. "The UNDERHOOD40's advanced digital controls are just one component in the complete vehicle-integrated system, but we seized the opportunity to improve this component and provide meaningful value to our customers and partners."

The UNDERHOOD40's advanced digital controls include telematics, built-in soft start, safety controls, and enhanced diagnostics. 

"The new controller continually monitors sensor health and safety interlocks, while optional telematics provide real-time diagnostics, system use, hours, service intervals, remote start/stop, and error codes through industry standard J1939 interface," explains Steve Danielewicz, VMAC's engineering team lead.

Engineered for trucks and commercial vans, the UNDERHOOD40 delivers up to 40 CFM at 100 percent duty cycle while freeing up truck deck and cargo space, and decreasing GVW by up to 290 pounds.

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1333 Kipp Road
Nanaimo, BC
CA, V9X 1R3


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