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Designing High-Performance Proportioners

Spray Foam Equipment & Manufacturing Reveals the Process of High-Performance Proportioner Design

Spray Foam Equipment & MFG’s custom spray rigs are built with the same attention to detail as their proportioners By Ryan Spencer Tradeoffs are a fundamental part of design, and we see these options all around us: fast versus luxurious; lightweight versus rugged; disposable versus sustainable. With plural-component proportioners, tradeoffs can be found as well: inexpensive versus long-lasting; spraying foam ...

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Run All Night

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Keeping Your Equipment Running Properly is Mostly about Planning and Partnering By Ryan Spencer The most important aspect of maximizing your productivity in the field is making sure your equipment is functioning optimally. It’s a matter of fully understanding how a spray equipment system works, executing on that knowledge in the field, and leveraging whatever resources are at your disposal. ...

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4 Critical Factors Affecting Performance

4 Critical Factors Affecting Performance

Proportioning machines are the beating heart of spray foam applications. Knowing this, spray foam contractors should want the best possible machine to operate in the field. Obviously, no two machines are exactly alike, and this contributes directly to the functionality and performance of the machine in the field. ”In theory, it’s not the equipment that is really any different, it ...

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The Total Package

Performance, durability, and reliability meet in the new Reactor 2 Hydraulic

Performance, Durability, and Reliability Meet in the New Reactor 2 Hydraulic By RYAN SPENCER In mid-2014, Graco launched the most advanced electric proportioner on the spray foam market, the Reactor 2. In June 2015, Graco expanded the Reactor 2 platform with the Hydraulic Series, which sets the standard for innovative technology and considerable capability as the Reactor product line’s flagship ...

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Balancing Versatility & Performance

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By Juan Sagarbarria It is no secret that high-pressure, plural-component equipment sustains the majority of spray polyurethane foam projects. Applications stemming from a large, high-pressure proportioner housed inside a spray rig and connected to several hundred feet of hose is a common sight in the SPF industry. While these machines are undoubtedly effective, and may meet the high production capabilities ...

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Replacement Parts: Aftermarket VS OEM

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By Ryan Spencer If you’ve sprayed foam for any length of time, then you’ve also worked on your gun. Or your proportioner. Or any other piece of equipment in your rig. Unfortunately, ongoing maintenance is a necessary reality for any spray foam operation. O-rings need to be replaced, chambers get clogged, and side seals get worn–replacement parts can move in ...

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Triggered: The Industry’s Newest Spray Gun Combines Performance and Value

The spray foam industry is no stranger to growth. As technology evolves and demand increases, companies must adapt to remain competitive. Sometimes this means growing the market territory in which a company is already in, and sometimes it means venturing into new territory. The latter decision can be risky, and even disastrous if not properly executed. Louisiana-headquartered manufacturer and distributor ...

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Growing Without Borders: A Distributor’s Journey from Startup to Award-Winning Exporter

As Pat Gililland explained it, the room was filled with representatives from about 70 manufacturers, mostly large firms, and all of them in attendance to accept the President’s “E” Awards for Exporting. In the midst of the pomp and circumstance were Pat and his wife Fran, who were representing SPF Depot, a comparatively small manufacturing and distributing firm from Bossier ...

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In the Right Hands: PMC’S Demo Rig Is Changing The Way SPF Contractors Test Spray Equipment

The test drive. Though the term is derived from the car buying process, it can be extended to the purchasing of any high-cost, highly complex product– you’ve got to try it out first-hand. That notion hasn’t been fully translated to the spray foam industry, where proportioning machines not only can cost as much as automobiles, but also can exhibit as ...

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Ahead of The Curve: Reactor 2 Delivers Next-gen Functionality for Today’s Spray Applicators

So this was the new Reactor. The machine featured in Graco Inc.’s booth at the 2014 SprayFoam Convention & Expo, where the Reactor 2 made its debut, did not exhibit the stout, industrial stature that was seemingly present in every spray foam machine in the SPF industry. Instead, a tall, slender proportioner stood beneath the booth’s blue banners. Attendees were ...

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