When using your transfer pump a variety of issues can occur, the most common being running out of material. As soon as the pump runs out of material, it will cavitate from loss of fluid trying to pump air and most often run wild until the operator shuts it down. Having the pump run out of material can cause damage resulting in shut down repair time or even permanent damage to the pump, costing time and money to replace.
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Daily Hose Maintenance
Daily hose maintenance is important to prevent your hoses form getting unnecessary damage and ensuring your hose and equipment last longer.Continue reading
Changing Over Material
Changing material from Open Cell to Closed Cell or vice versa can result in many issues with product loss, cross contamination or time loss. By using the Logan Manifold you are able to quickly and efficiently change from one material type to the next without wasting extra time or material.
How to test an FTS Wire
Perform Equipment Shutdown Procedures.
- Disconnect FTS cable at proportioner.
- Test with ohmmeter between pins of cable connector.
- If cable fails test, Repair Fluid Temperature Sensor (FTS)
- Disconnect FTS Cable
Changing Hydraulic Oil in your Spray Foam Machine
What you need to know before changing hydraulic oil is when operating in ambient temperature recommendations of 0 to 90°F (-17 to 32°C) frequency is about 1000 hours or 12 months, whichever comes first and/or in 90°F and above (32°C and above) 500 hours or 6 months, whichever comes first.
Citgo A/W ISO Grade 46 Amsoil AWI ISO Grade 46 (synthetic*) BP Oil International Energol® HLP-HM, ISO Grade 46 Carl Bechem GmbH Staroil HVI 46 Castrol Hyspin AWS 46 Chevron Rykon® AW, ISO 46 Exxon Humble Hydraulic H, ISO Grade 46 Mobil Mobil DTE 25, ISO Grade 46 Shell Shell Tellus, ISO Grade 46 Texaco Texaco AW Hydraulic, ISO Grade 46 *
NOTE: After changing hydraulic oil and upon starting motor, hydraulic pumps may make a screeching noise until primed. If this noise continues for more than 30 seconds, switch off motor control and contact your machine manufacturer.
Spray Foam Equipment Thermal Expansion Hazard
Fluids subjected to heat in confined spaces, including hoses, can create a rapid rise in pressure due to the thermal expansion. Over-pressurization can result in equipment rupture and serious injury.
Graco T3 Transfer Pump Packing
As a general rule, the shaft area of your Graco T3 Pump should be checked, cleaned and lubricated every three to six months. When you get a new T3 Pump and during these checks, run about 20 gallons of material. Afterwards, tighten the packing nut by hand and then use the included spanner wrench to tighten an additional 1/8 to 1/4 turn.
Check Listing Your Air Compressor
Did you know your Air Compressor requires maintenance? Yes it does! There are a few simple steps you can take to elongate the life of your Air Compressor and keep it running smoothly.
How to Easily Adjust the Output on Your Fusion Gun
Take your Machine from Zero to Full Flow
The AP Fusion Variable Flow Cap is designed to allow you to change the output of your Graco Fusion AP gun without having to change the mix chamber. The AP Fusion Adjustable Flow Cap Kit is the newest addition to the Graco Fusion AP spray gun. Preventing the applicator from having to purchase and replace multiple chamber sizes in order to achieve variable flow patterns, this gun make material flow a breeze.
Introducing the New 20 Foot Roofing Rig
Low-Cost Roofing Rig for Spray Foam and Polyurea
SprayWorks Equipment Group is proud to announce our new 20 foot Roofing Rig. This low-cost rig is a solution for large-scale projects requiring high-output plural component machines without a high-cost rig. At 20 feet, it becomes easy to transport to your job site. Many commercially designed rigs are longer and require heavier tongue weight.