Vanair’s new Underdeck delivers six forms of power in one system

Vanair’s new Underdeck All-in-One saves space above deck and delivers six forms of power in one centralized, compact, chassis-mounted system.

The PTO Shaft-Driven Underdeck All-in-One Power System has been designed to seamlessly integrate beneath the vehicle chassis, opening cargo space while enhancing overall efficiency.

“Our Underdeck All-in-One Power System streamlines six independent machines into a single unit with one footprint,” said Ralph Kokot, Chief Executive Officer of Vanair.

“With the new Underdeck All-in-One Power System, we deliver the same comprehensive power, including welding capabilities, without encroaching on any vehicle bed space.”

The six forms of power include a 125 to 185 cam rotary screw air compressor; a 10-kW generator; a 330A welder; 12V to 48V battery boosting and charging capabilities; and up to 114 litres per minute at 2,000 psi of hydraulic-driven power.

The power system represents a weight savings of more than 1,800 kg. As well, the new design uses Vanair’s new Sansgear belt drive, for the hydraulic system, which is quieter and provides more torque than traditional gear-box designs.

With the PTO Shaft-Driven Underdeck Power System, jobsite personnel will be equipped with the tools needed for welding, powering essential equipment and jump-starting other vehicles. 

“Vanair continues to be at the forefront of innovation with our PTO Shaft-Driven Underdeck Power System,” said John Dunn, Strategic Manager of Underdeck and Utility at Vanair. “This system not only offers unmatched power and functionality but also ensures minimal downtime, which is crucial for professionals who rely on dependable equipment to get the job done.”

The power system also features the XERO rapid blow down tank design, which allows for immediate compressor disengagement and reengagement with zero blow-down time.

This unique tank design eliminates the need to wait for the system to blow down completely, preventing oil carryover issues and significantly increasing operational efficiency. Moreover, the XERO Tank permits up to a 15 per cent angle of operation from side-to-side or front-to-back.

For reliability and security, Vanair equips all its PTO Shaft-Driven Underdeck Power Systems with the Fail Safe dual sensory redundancy system as a standard feature.

This system guarantees an uninterrupted power supply by seamlessly switching to the backup unit in the event of a thermistor or transducer sensor failure. Furthermore, the optional ThermalGuard weather protection kit preheats the compressor oil and regulators using the vehicle’s warm engine coolant. This feature prevents oil starvation and freeze-ups during frigid conditions, further enhancing the overall system’s performance and reliability.

“We take great pride in offering unmatched cost savings and performance with our UltraLife Air/Oil Separator Element,” Dunn said. “This innovative element sets new industry standards with its extended lifespan of 6,000 hours, delivering up to six times more separator life compared to other units on the market.”