Tips for Spec'ing Truck Mounted Compressors
By Sean M. Lyden, Utility Fleet Professional - December 2017
Utility fleets use truck-mounted compressors to power air tools that break pavement, pressurize gas or water mains, blow in fiber optic cable and perform numerous other jobs depending on the type of utility.
And these compressors are available in a wide range of configurations that directly impact your initial cost, ongoing maintenance expenses, the truck's payload capacity and cargo area, and worker productivity.
So, how do you filter through all the options to select the optimal compressor for the job? Use these "3 P's" as a guide.
No More Lifting Back-Breaking Tools
Modern Work Truck Solutions - December 2017
Designed to eliminate the back-breaking labor of loading and unloading a crew’s heavy tools from their truck, Vanair Mobile Power Solutions ETL-500 Electric Tool Lift raises as many as three pneumatic tools—weighing up to 500 lbs—at a time. With the ETL-500 on board, tools can be transported to a jobsite and then safely lifted from the truck to ground level. The ETL-500 connects to its vehicle’s battery for power, eliminating the need for a hydraulic system. Because the unit’s actuator has a compact design, it is easily incorporated into the frame of the lift, leaving more room in the bed of the vehicle, or in a compartment.
View the article: http://www.mwsmag.com/no-lifting-back-breaking-tools/
Vanair® Announces Director, Procurement and Supply Chain
Vanair®’s Chief Procurement Officer, will now become its Director, Procurement and Supply Chain. Kelly joined Vanair® in March to strategically manage supply chain vendors and other aspects of the procurement process.
In his new position, Kelly will be responsible for overseeing all the activities and personnel of Vanair®’s Purchasing Department at its corporate headquarters in Michigan City, Indiana, as well as its Goodall operation in Minnesota.
Vanair® has been providing mobile power solutions since 1972. The company offers the most extensive line of mobile air compressors, generators, welders, battery boosters, battery chargers, hydraulics and engine starting equipment in the world. Vanair® is an engineering driven company with a reputation for problem solving that attracts top talent to our team in our extensive state of the art facilities.
Vanair® Announces New Sales Manager
Vanair® is pleased to welcome Jeff Steer as its new Sales Manager. Steer was National Sales Manager at Goodall for ten years before joining Vanair®. In his new role, Jeff will manage the company’s Regional Sales Managers, as well as its Independent Representatives.
Vanair Acquires Cyclone Air Power
Vanair (Michigan City, Indiana) is proud to announce the acquisition of the Cyclone Air Power product line from Sullivan Palatek. The purchase allows Vanair to add to its industry-leading mobile power offerings. Founded in 1994 in Staten Island, New York by Robert Meeker, Cyclone Air Power’s primary product offering are PTO driven power systems, making it a perfect fit with Vanair. Robert Meeker has joined the Vanair sales team as the Vice President of Cyclone Products, and will spearhead the efforts to continue serving Cyclone customers, as well as promote Vanair products throughout the United States.
Ralph Kokot, Chief Executive Officer of Vanair, states, “We are excited to have Cyclone Air Power as an addition to our mobile power solutions. As our company has grown over the years, we have always focused on meeting the needs of our customers. Cyclone Air Power offers another option for customers from our expanding product line.”
Vanair has been providing mobile power solutions since 1972. We offer the most extensive line of mobile air compressors, generators, welders, battery boosters, battery chargers, hydraulics and engine starting equipment in the world. Vanair is an engineering driven company with a reputation for problem solving that attracts top talent to our team in our state-of-the-art facilities.