Vanair's PTO shaft-driven Underdeck All-in-One Power System delivers six forms of power in a chassis-mounted system. - Photo: Vanair

Vanair's PTO shaft-driven Underdeck All-in-One Power System delivers six forms of power in a chassis-mounted system.

Photo: Vanair

Vanair introduced its PTO shaft-driven Underdeck All-in-One Power System this week at Work Truck Week 2024, in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The company said the new system redefines power accessibility for professionals and offers six forms of power, making it versatile for a wide variety of work trucks and related applications.

The PTO shaft-driven Underdeck All-in-One Power System was 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. We deliver the same comprehensive power, including welding capabilities, without encroaching on any vehicle bed space,” said Ralph Kokot, CEO of Vanair.

The six forms of power include:

  • A 125-185 CFM rotary screw air compressor
  • A 10kW generator
  • A 330A welder
  • 12V, 24V and optional 36V and 48V battery boosting capabilities
  • 12V-24V and optional 36V and 48V battery charging capacity
  • Up to 30 GPM @ 2,000 PSI of hydraulic-driven power

With the streamlined underdeck system, Vanair said users can now replace six separate pieces of equipment, providing additional bed space, enhanced maneuverability, reduced maintenance requirements, free vehicle hitches, and weight savings of more than 2,000 pounds. The new design also uses Vanair’s new Sansgear belt drive, for the hydraulic system, which the company said is quieter, and provides more torque than traditional gear-box designs.

"We understand the critical need for reliability and efficiency in equipment for on-the-job performance," said John Dunn, strategic manager, 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."

Xero Rapid Blow Down Tank

Vanair said exclusive patented and patent-pending designs have elevated the performance of its PTO Underdeck Mobile Systems. One such feature is the Xero Rapid Blow Down Tank design, which allows for immediate compressor disengagement and reengagement with zero blow-down time.

This unique and novel 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% angle of operation from side-to-side or front-to-back, offering exceptional versatility and adaptability on the job site.

Uninterrupted Power Supply

To ensure maximum reliability and security, Vanair equips its PTO shaft-driven Underdeck Power Systems with the FailSafe 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.

ThermalGuard Weather Protection

Furthermore, professionals can opt for the optional ThermalGuard Weather Protection Kit, a patented design that 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. 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," added Dunn.