26 March 2020, 10:20
At this year’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG show in Las Vegas, VMAC shared its latest prototype concept of a gas engine driven 5-in-1 Multifunction Power System, Powered By Honda. The VMAC team is spending time at the show to gather feedback from customers and dealers on the concept, with plans to release the 5-in-1 system later this year.
The new VMAC Multifunction Power System includes 5 components integrated into a single powerful system: a rotary screw air compressor, generator, welder, battery booster/charger, and cold climate kit. The system includes everything needed for heavy duty mechanic work in remote areas, without having to run a truck engine.
“VMAC’s new Multifunction concept features a Honda engine and offers greater power and a smarter design than other gas multi-power systems on the market today,” said Mike Pettigrew, VMAC’s Marketing Manager. “It is the perfect solution for fleets with gas vehicles that want a compact, lightweight, and powerful system that saves money and improves productivity.”
VMAC is the first manufacturer to design a Multifunction system with Honda’s new iGX800 engine, which includes powerful innovations. The iGX800 uses Electronic Fuel Injection technology to deliver fuel efficient, high-output performance, while the engine’s 9.1:1 compression ratio generates extraordinary power through rapid combustion without the need for premium fuel.
“The iGX800 is more powerful and efficient than similar engines on the market today, and it is our pleasure to utilize this superior technology in our new 5-in-1 gas Multifunction,” said Pettigrew.
The 5-in-1 gas Multifunction system allows operators to use one function at a time, or all five functions simultaneously, with real-time load monitoring. The current concept provides up to 40 CFM at 100 psi of compressed air, 8kW of electric power at 100% duty cycle, up to 250A of welding capability, 300A boosting at 13V, and 100A charging at 12V, 24V, 36V, or 48V.
Like all VMAC Multifunction Power Systems, the 5-in-1 reduces idling by allowing the truck engine to be turned off on the jobsite. The Multifunction control system automatically idles the Honda engine up and down, and automatically turns it on and off with air demand.