Part 1: Check-listing to Save the Job and your Sanity

15 Most Important Steps on your Job-site

How many times has the crew shown up for work, got into the vehicle, turned the key on and drove off to the job with your spray foam rig? Every day, right? What about the times you received that dreaded phone call, “the machine or equipment is not working, it was working yesterday” or “we need more parts and can’t work today.” Sound familiar? Implementing some standard procedures and guide lines will help minimize down time and help transform your crew into a professional spray foam production team.
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Fix Your Transfer Pump – Before You Replace It

PMC GHO, IPM OP series, Graco T2 Transfer Air motor performance

Rebuilding the entire transfer pump can get expensive and may not be required. After much use, the transfer pump air motor starts operating sluggish and leaks air. This is generally due to deforming (wear) of the upper reversing spring and the upper air valve gasket. The spring shows this wear generally in two ways. The first being the pump fails to return to the down stroke and secondly the pump will pause momentarily when reversing to the down stroke which appears as a cavitation type action. Changing the spring is the best solution, but when in a pinch, stretching the spring to its near original length can get you through the day.

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Innovative Spray Foam Applicator Offers an Edge on Competition

Spraybot Ultra

Spraybot Ultra is the latest in automated spray foam equipment!

When searching for the best spray applicator for your projects, look no further. Introducing the Spraybot Ultra – the leader in automated spray foam applicators. This robotic sprayer is a game-changer for your spray foam and polyurea projects. An efficient and effective polyurea applicator, this spray robot is an innovative spray machine ahead of the curve. No matter your level of experience, you can quickly learn how to operate this spray applicator and be up-and-running within a matter of minutes. Automated spray foam applicators are increasingly popular because of their accuracy and high effectiveness. Nowadays, whether you are working on big projects or small ones, your time is still critical. Using the Spraybot spray foam applicator will make a remarkable difference in the quality and accuracy of your spray foam or polyurea application – not to mention it is compatible with virtually any spray gun in the industry including; PMC and Graco, to name a few. Your time is valuable, so therefore, make best use of it with this unique robotic sprayer.
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Attention Contractors! Unique Barrel Heater

Barrel BlazerIntroducing the Barrel Blazer, a unique game-changer that will deliver magic for contractors far and wide. At SprayWorks, we are always looking out for contractors, searching for ways to help you improve cost in the manufacturing and processing of spray foam and coating materials. It’s our pleasure to introduce the Barrel Blazer. During fall and winter, the most common tech calls are directly due to weather conditions. When material gets cold in the dead of winter, it begins to thicken in viscosity. This begins a slippery slope, no pun intended. But when contractors attempt to process cold material, it creates a domino effect of malfunction. First, the transfer pump may fail to deliver material to the machine at the appropriate time or rate, then the machines goes off ration causing pressure sensors to shut down the machine. Next, error codes may arise, the spray gun may cross over and applicators spray a bad shot of material. During this debacle, the clock is ticking, but no production is taking place which means you may be losing money too. Depending on the particular projects contractors may be working on, it could have serious ramifications to meeting project delivery deadlines. The Barrel Blazer is an ideal alternative to an insulation blanket.
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Service Hoses

It’s important to service hoses at least once per year. Periodic inspections assure the integrity of the protective wrap by repairing worn areas. Small, but mighty, the protective wrap is vital in protecting the hoses and electric lines. So, when hoses are rubbed or worn thin, bursting can happen. Also, when electric lines are exposed, shock hazards and hot spots are a real concern – resulting in poor heating performance and leading to failure, damages, and injury.

It seems tedious, but proper inspection and service of the hose requires removal of all protective coverings, inspection of each material, electrical and air line for slices or areas which have worn or the hose has pulled apart at the jacketing. If you see any corrosion in the fittings, a simple acid wash and wiping off excess areas with steel wool, will help. Make sure you wipe clean then apply a light film of rust inhibitive paint. Inspect all electrical connections and exposed wires, then repair as necessary to test for continuity. It’s vital to make sure connections are properly sealed from weather.

Lastly, perform a 15 minute working pressure test (confirm test pressures for specific hose) and then rewrap the hose accordingly. It seems like a lot of steps, but trust me, you’ll be glad you did it!