- Compressed Air
- Service & Support
- Design & Engineering
12th May 2020
If so then you might be at risk of having your air compressor system serviced incorrectly.
The VMAC engine mounted air compressors are without a doubt renowned for their reliability. However, we have noticed a recent increase in callouts that have been directly related to the systems not being serviced correctly, utilising non-genuine parts and in some cases not changing parts at all.
We have analysed our call outs and found that around 95% would have been prevented just by servicing the systems correctly. This is quite an eye-opening statistic! Not to mention that the average cost of the repair is much higher than the cost of a service.
In the same way as your car or van, normal wear and tear can result in lower performance, efficiency and reliability. Although it will keep working, for a time, as with everything that has moving parts eventually it will breakdown. Not to mention you may have just lost your lifetime warranty*!
The first thing you will notice is a reduction in system performance, BUT the key thing to knowing if the system has been serviced correctly is having the knowledge to identify the parts that should be changed
There are variations for each system the following is an example of the VR70 and whether you are paying monthly or annually for your service, the parts replaced should ALWAYS be the same.
Every time the systems are serviced you should see 12 items replaced:-
|1. Air Filter||7. Coalescing Filter|
|2. Drive Belt||8. Coalescing Filter Seal|
|3. Automatic Tensioner||9. Oil Scavenge Screen|
|4. Compressor Oil||10. Oil Scavenge Screen Spring|
|5. Oil Filter||11. End Cap Seals|
|6. Oil Filter Protective Cap||12. Safety Pressure Relief Valve|
Anything less than these 12 parts then you or your servicing company could be cutting corners.
During the design of the VMAC engine mounted compressed air systems, parts have been individually sourced and approved to meet the exact requirements of the system.
Although Aftermarket parts may seem cheaper in the short term, the likelihood of them causing you issues and costing more in the long term is extremely high.
Here are 4 reasons why you should buy OEM parts:
Choosing to use OEM parts will guarantee your peace of mind, not only because of the increased level of quality and durability, but you can be guaranteed that the part will fit every time!