|On March 6, 2012, VMAC "Released the Beast" at their jungle-themed NTEA Work Truck Show booth, unveiling their newest innovation in the mobile air compressor market; the 60CFM RAPTAIR60 Stand-Alone Diesel Drive air compressor system.
Years of product development, industry experience and feedback from VMAC customers culminated in the design of the RAPTAIR60. Created specifically for the mobile market, the system delivers a true 60CFM at 100 PSI and was designed to address concerns about noise, fuel consumption and emissions.
Utilizing VMAC’s state-of-the-art Intelligent Digital Controls, the 100% duty cycle RAPTAIR60 turns itself on and off in response to air tool demand, contributing significantly to reduced idling and fuel costs as well as a greener environmental profile while still packing enough muscle to power up to a 60 lb jackhammer or a 1-1/4" impact wrench.
"The RAPTAIR60 is smaller, lighter, tougher and smarter than any comparable system available," said Tod Gilbert, Advanced Technology Manager and the RAPTAIR Product Champion. "Using all the most innovative developments in VMAC’s award-winning Research and Development Department, our engineers have created a compact and powerful air compressor that is not only smart and powerful, but durable in extreme conditions. Measuring a compact 18" w x 34.5" l x 28" h and weighing just 450 lbs, this system is significantly lighter than the nearest competitor offering."
One of VMAC’s first RAPTAIR customers, Kade Van Shaik of Highway Tire in Nanaimo, B.C. was delighted with the diesel-drive system. "It delivers good power, and it’s basically unstoppable! Turn it on, start it, do your job, shut it off – it’s a no-brainer. You can’t compare it to a reciprocating compressor because they’re like apples and oranges – completely different. The Raptair is way more efficient. I get twice the work done in half the time." He added, "They call it ‘The Beast’, but I don’t know…if it had legs I’d probably be out of work!"
To see product videos for the RAPTAIR60, visit our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/vmacair/feed. For more photos or information about VMAC, VMAC RAPTAIR, VMAC UNDERHOOD and VMAC Hydraulic Air Compressor Systems and Throttles, visit www.vmacair.com or call 800-738-8622.
VMAC’s "Release the Beast" ad campaign on the front cover of the Contractors Equipment Directory.