Why should you keep your material warm? Quick and simple: Cold material is unusable. When it’s cold it thickens and damages your equipment. The best way to prevent this is using a drum warmer or insulation/barrel jacket. Using these stocked in your building or rig will keep your material warm and ready to use and prevent costly equipment repairs and/or replacements.
Avoid unnecessary down time by performing maintenance checks before you start your day. It is easier to perform these checks while the system is cool and pressure free. Taking this step saves you downtime later if something was wrong.
Always grease your transfer pumps before putting them into your material drum. By pre-greasing the pump, you make it much easier to swap drums and don’t risk damaging the pump when it won’t come out of the drum!
How often do you give your rig a good thorough cleaning? You should do a thorough cleaning and inspection a few times a year. Taking the time to clean your rig from top to bottom will help you see any regular wear and tear from use and be able to address those areas before they become a costly problem. Be sure to address any rust areas or leaky zones to help keep your rig spraying for a long time to come.Continue reading
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.
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.
Although small, parts to your equipment can add up in cost. Some part costs are nominal, where some that do not require as frequent replacement, tend to be a little more expensive.
Torching, picking, sanding, and wire brushing off the gun and related parts often does more damage than good. At best, it cleans the parts but accelerates service wear by abrasive cleaning. Below are suggestions when performing regular rebuilds and cleaning your spray gun.Continue reading
You have your spray gun, now what? Different jobs require different mixing chambers and variable pressure from your machine. Your gun requires care and maintenance in order to extend the life of the gun. Here, we discuss the top six gun enhancements you should have on-hand in order to enhance and extend the life of your spray gun.
SprayWorks Launches New Equipment Repair Video Series
CANTON, Ohio – SprayWorks Equipment Group, a spray foam and coatings equipment company, has launched a new video series for contractors. The new series of short videos, aptly named Fix-It Friday, is hosted by Polyurethane equipment experts with decades of experience; John Davidson and Dave Penta. Fix-It Friday consists of monthly videos curated with common part repairs and maintenance steps that need to take place regularly. The videos allow spray foam contractors to take repairs into their own hands.