The All-New Vanair Total Electronic Control for Underdeck Power Systems

Jan 13, 2020 - Michigan City, IN

 

Vanair Manufacturing continues its commitment to engineering innovative mobile power solutions with the launch of the Vanair Total Electronic Control (V-TEC®), recently introduced at ICUEE 2019. 

 


The all-new V-TEC provides infinite variable speed control with clear, intuitive operation for air compressor and generator underdeck systems. Utilizing exclusive Vanair technology, the V-TEC manages engine speed relative to compressor demand to reduce fuel consumption, noise, and wear and tear on the engine. It also maintains precise engine speed in generator mode to ensure proper hertz. Another exclusive feature of the new V-TEC is the built-in torque management provision that allows for a controlled ramp rate which eliminates high torque spikes at start-up. This feature ensures a smooth and soft PTO engagement thereby protecting the underdeck system, PTO and auxiliary driveline. 

 


The V-TEC comes pre-programmed for your specific vehicle make and model, eliminating the need for third party programming. “No programing of the vehicle ECM and TCM are required. All engine speeds and safety interlocks are commanded through the new pre-programmed V-TEC,” says Jeff Rohl, Senior System Engineer at Vanair. “Unlike some of the competitive products, there are no potentiometers to adjust with the V-TEC. The controller also features a USB port that automatically recognizes and downloads software, making updates hassle-free.” 

 


The new woven loom harness system has been designed in accordance with the Institute of Printed Circuits (IPC) and Wire Harness Manufacturers Association (WHMA-A-620C) high standards, ensuring its reliability. The V-TEC harness incorporates sealed Buss blocks for all power and ground circuits eliminating all splices and butt connections. All connections are sealed from environmental sources of corrosion utilizing Deutsch weatherproof connectors to provide the highest level of protection for longer life, and true positive plug-n-play technology for quality connections, faster installations and straight forward diagnostics.  

 


The system graphically displays compressor pressure, temperature, PTO activation, hours, as well as remaining oil and filter life. The V-TEC will also display when a prescribed preventative maintenance is due. Prior to PTO engagement, the V-TEC conducts a check of the safety system to ensure that all safeties are functioning. The adjustable 3.5-inch LED display panel is viewable in low or bright light, and offers five glove-friendly navigation buttons for ease of use. A rugged IP67 weatherproof rating allows the V-TEC display to be mounted in various locations while a sleek, low profile bezel reduces space claim when installed. 

 


“The control panel is so versatile we’ve had customers mount the panel on the dashboard, under the seat, in a utility body compartment, and even in the very back of the truck. With the V-TEC, system communications will operate successfully from any area of the vehicle,” says Rohl.  

 


The V-TEC also boasts built-in safety features including over pressure and over temperature warnings with automatic shutdown, as well as over and under speed protection. The user-friendly interface displays safety and fault alerts providing for easy diagnostic and troubleshooting. The system will also provide the part number of the Vanair kit to order for prescribed maintenance needs. 

 


In addition, customers can benefit from optional add-ons including a low oil level indicator and a redundancy feature. “The new redundancy feature will automatically sense and switch over to a back-up if a fault ever exists on the primary transducer or thermistor, which eliminates potential downtime and allows for uninterrupted operation,” adds Rohl. 
As the leading provider of mobile power solutions, Vanair® Manufacturing offers the most comprehensive line of vehicle-mounted air compressor, generator, welding, hydraulic, charging/boosting and engine starting equipment as well as customized solutions in the industry. 

 

Through innovative design, training and support, Vanair engineers rugged and dependable products to improve efficiency and productivity on jobsites worldwide. With over 70 standard commercial models, ranging from 10 CFM to 1500 CFM and available in multiple configurations, Vanair serves many industries including municipal, utility, railroad, mechanic and service, general construction, mining, and the Department of Defense

 


For more information on Vanair Manufacturing or Vanair products, please visit www.Vanair.com or call 800-526-8817. 

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Vanair Manufacturing

As the leading provider of mobile power solutions, Vanair® Manufacturing offers the most comprehensive line of vehicle-mounted air compressor, generator, welding, hydraulic, and engine starting equipment as well as customized solutions in the industry. Through innovative design, training and support, Vanair engineers rugged and dependable products to improve efficiency and productivity on jobsites worldwide. 


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