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SPRAY RIG 101: What to Know Before You Buy

What to Know Before You Buy

BY JEN KRAMER Are you new to the spray foam market, looking to buy a new rig, or upgrade your old one? Choosing the right equipment can be daunting – from the configuration of the rig, to the equipment that fills it, how do you determine what fits your business model and your wallet? SprayFoam.com reached out to some industry ...

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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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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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4 Tips for the Right Machine and the Right Supplier

4 Tips for the Right Machine and the Right Supplier

By JUAN SAGARBARRIA SPF equipment distributors stake their reputation on the sale of each proportioner from the industry’s most trusted brands. With new contractors entering the spray foam industry, the buying process can be complicated because they most likely lack the technical knowledge involved in buying the right machine. It can be complex, because proportioners have an array of available ...

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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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Properly Selecting Spray Foam Equipment

Christian Fabrication Properly Outfitting a Spray Rig

By JUAN SAGARBARRIA Assembling the best possible spray rig constitutes an involved buying process. Even though rigs are available in pre-equipped, turnkey packages, SPF contractors can go one step further when deciding how to outfit their rigs by customizing the rig with specific components that matches their needs. To achieve this, the SPF distributor meticulously walks the contractor through the ...

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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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The Low Down: Extensive R&D by SPI Leads to New Frontiers for Low-Pressure Applications

When contractors typically think of low-pressure proportioners, they think of sacrificing production for portability. That’s not necessarily true in every case, as Specialty Products Inc. (SPI) has taken a systems approach to low-pressure applications by designing both materials and equipment. The company’s Low Pressure Gear (LPG) and High Volume Low Pressure Series (HVLP) proportioners are both intended to spray proprietary ...

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Big Things, Small Packages: SprayKraft Delivers a Versatile Plural-component Spray Pump That Sprays Everything From Foam to Metallic Coatings

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Falling temperatures, falling ice – not a good combination. “The towers were collecting ice during the winter time,” said Jeff Himmelwright. “That ice would come down from the tower, hit the foundation and sheer the concrete off.” The situation was problematic, as damaged foundations would lead to damaged communication towers. The solution was the application of a two-component coating to ...

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