3 Ways to Care For Equipment in the Winter

Save Your Company Money and Time During Cold Temperatures

Weather has always been a factor on the logistics of completing jobs – especially cold weather. Most of us know, when the temperatures reach freezing the job is on hold. But what many of us don’t know is, what is the best way to store equipment and products during these freezing temperatures?

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New Drum Heating Rack System

SprayWorks Equipment Group unveiled its new heated drum rack transportation system at the SPFA Expo in Dallas. The stationary heated drum rack design allows for contractors to easily install the system in their mobile spray foam rigs and box trucks. The new heated drum transportation system features Hi and Low temperature setting as well as an optional insulated jacket.

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The optional insulated jacket is best used in extreme cold environments, long distant hauling and for those products that require 90+ degrees. The Drum Heaters allows contractors to maintain heat in the barrels overnight as well as having the option for a boost of heat on those cold days including products that require higher drum temperatures.

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New Spray Foam and Coating Machines from PMC

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The new spray foam and coating machines from PMC.

The new PMC PA series was developed to provide the applicator with and economically priced machine that is user friendly, serviceable and designed to meet the modern day spray foam and fluid applied coatings requirements. The PMC PA series spray foam and coating machines will be available in two models. The PA-25-2000 and the PAX-25-3000.

The PA-25-2000 series spray foam machine is and air driven proportioner with and output of 25lbs/min and capable of up to 2,000PSI.

The PA-25-3000 series coating machine is and air driven proportioner with and output of 1.3 gal/min and capable of up to 3,000PSI.

The machine’s features a 7″ air motor , 7,500 watt heaters with the option of larger heaters. Weighing only 265lbs the PA series open frame design allows easy access to all of the major components. The PA and PAX machine’s also features state of the art reversing valve reversing the pump direction with out the need for electricity!

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PMC PH-40 Spray Foam Machine Product Review

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The PH-40 Proportioner from PMC is designed and built for the spray polyurethane foam and polyurea industry. Not to mention some specific two-component epoxy systems.

Primary Heating System

The machine is designed with two independent Primary Heaters with no internal seals. Used for presetting manufacturers temperature product recommendations Each  Heater has Six Heating Elements known in the industry as (fire rods) rated at 1,250 watts each with (1,500 watts optional) giving the PH-40 machine a total heat of 15,000 watts or (18,000 watts optional) and the necessary control and safety components for their precise operation.

The Primary Heater design allows a temperature differential (ΔT) of 90º F and material application temperatures of up to 190º F under normal ambient temperatures.

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SprayWorks Equipment Group to exhibit at the Spray Foam Convention & Expo

SprayWorks Equipment Group to exhibit at the spray foam convention & expo January 30th 2012 – February 2nd 2012 located at the Intercontinental Hotel Crystal Ball Room booth #707 Dallas, Texas. We will be featuring some the most advance technology and items made in the USA for the spray foam and coatings industry.

SprayWorks will also be show casing and demonstrating the Robotic Spraybot. Learn how to make high end production, save money and apply spray foam and coating applications to meet the industry’s most demanding specifications.

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New TSU Product Review

The new temperature sensor unit (TSU) from PMC is a unique design that makes replacement cost and effective one. The universal design fits all heated hose assemblies. PMCs TSU unit is designed to allow the user to replace only the TSU probe without having the hassle of disconnecting spray hoses.

The lead TSU external wires are sleeved with a coiled jacket that protects the probe wires from excessive wear and tear. With the PMC TSU unit you will not need to replace the whole assembly or force to buy a fitting you don’t need. Simply replace the probe at a fraction of the cost. Most temperature sensing units are not serviceable and can cost in excess of $600 to replace.

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Tracking your money in yield

Tracking product yield is an important part of our day to day operation. If you have purchased or going to be purchasing a mobile spray foam rig or spray foam equipment tracking your money in yield will help fine tune your operational cost and aid in the return of your investment.

Tracking tells us how and if the yield of the product is or is not being installed and/or estimated correctly or if the materials used are inconsistent with expected yield. In the warmer months we can see what yields are achieved in comparison to the colder seasons for losses.

We can compare the yields gained when pre warming the drums. We can see if the applicator is consistent and productive with the application. The crew can also make sure they don’t run out of product, thus requiring costly cleanup, re-purging the spray foam machine and hoses as well as the likelihood of having to rebuild the spray gun.

In addition we can compare how hard the drive systems of different spray machines have to work when processing the products. It’s not difficult to track when using the stroke/cycle counters.

Machine Approximate Output per Cycle
(A+B)
Stroke/Cycle
Per Gallon
GH-25 240 cc 16
GH-40 160 cc 24
E-20 Reactor 0.0104 gallon 96
E-30 Reactor 0.0272 gallon 37
FF 1600 120 cc 32

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Opportunities owning a spray foam business

The insulating of homes and buildings has been a primary source of income for many spray foam contractors. The tremendous versatility of sprayed in place rigid polyurethane foam opens numerous opportunities owning a spray foam business for use in other areas other than new homes and buildings.

The ability of spray foams to provide superior insulation properties is not the only feature of the product.  The cured foam adds structural strength; it is an effective sealer of cracks and holes, has good floatation and sound dampening characteristics, provides vapor drive reduction, expands into hard to fill areas, the application is fast, reduces the effects of thermal shock, bonds between various construction materials and does not lose the physical properties or insulation capability over time.

The ability of the contractors to take their mobile spray rigs to a job site and spray easily to irregular surfaces or odd shaped objects is a tremendous advantage of spray-in-place polyurethane foam over all other conventional insulations systems.

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