Custom Air Compressor enhances European style commercial vans.

Press Release Summary:

Custom engineered per engine/chassis, 62 lb UNDERHOOD LITE provides 30 cfm and up to 150 psi of air to handle service van requirements. This belt-driven, 100% duty cycle, VMAC oil-injected rotary screw compressor features 17.5 x 8 x 19.75 in. combined oil cooler and air/oil separator tank (including oil filter) and offers 2-speed operation (base and elevated idle). Safety features include compressor thermal protection, automatic rapid blow-down valve, and 200 psi overpressure safety valve.

Original Press Release:

Finally a Custom Engineered Air Compressor for New European Style Vans

Latest UNDERHOOD air compressor broadens product range.

Nanaimo, BC. - With the rapid growth of the commercial van market in North America, accessory manufacturers have been quickly adjusting to the increasing demand.  Recognizing that a reliable and safe air compressor was not available for these applications, VMAC (Vehicle Mounted Air Compressors) developed an entirely new rotary screw air compressor and components ideally suited for the European style vans.

"The van market is vastly different than the traditional service truck one." says Dan Hutchinson, VMAC Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Customers are looking for easy to install accessories that allow them to do many of the same jobs of larger, more custom built service trucks, while taking advantage of the vans' capabilities

The new UNDERHOOD LITE air compressor system provides the same reliable, compact power the UNDERHOOD70 is known for. Weighing in at 62 lbs, the system minimally impacts the vans' payload and has a very small footprint in the van itself.  Providing 30 CFM and up to 150 psi of air, the LITE easily handles most air powered needs the service van market requires.

All of VMAC's UNDERHOOD Air Compressor solutions are custom engineered for each engine/chassis combination.  VMAC is launching the UNDERHOOD LITE with installation kits for the 3.6L Ram® ProMaster®, the 3.7L Ford® Transit® and the 3.0L Mercedes-Benz® Sprinter®.  For photos, video or information about this system, visit  or call 1-866-271-2956.




Compressor Type Belt Driven, 100% duty cycle, VMAC oil-injected rotary screw

Rated Air Capacity 30CFM @ 100PSI (150PSI Max.)

Weight (wet) Approx. 62lbs (28.1 kg)

WHASP Tank Combined oil cooler and air/oil separator tank

WHASP Dimensions 17.5"(h) x 8"(w) x 19.75"(l), including oil filter

Bracket Application engineered, easy installation

Throttle Control Two speed operation (base and elevated idle)

Displays and Controls Easy to read hour meter, high idle speed adjustment

Safety Features

Compressor thermal protection circuit

Automatic rapid blow-down valve on tank

200PSI overpressure safety valve

Parking brake must be engaged and truck must be in park for the system to start

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Shannon Russell

VMAC Marketing


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About VMAC

VMAC engineers and manufactures compact, powerful compressed air solutions for clients in the mobile-mechanic, tire service, utilities, mining and gas, and construction industries. Beginning almost 30 years ago with a contract to design a jet engine for the Canadian military VMAC has grown into the world-wide leader in manufacturing UNDERHOOD air compressor systems. These award-winning systems use less space, are light-weight and powerful. VMAC is one of only a few companies in North America that completely manufacture its own rotary screw compressors, and also designs custom solutions for multi-national OEM clients. VMAC has won multiple awards including 75 Best Workplaces in Canada and the B.C. Exporter of the Year award.

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