Spray Foam Machines
From residential Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) insulation projects to high-volume commercial jobs, today’s spray foam machines provide the reliability and power to get the job done.
Commonly referred to as proportioners, spray foam machines are sophisticated pieces of spray foam equipment. For spray foam insulation and roofing businesses, these essential systems serve as the pillar of the job site.
Many contractors choose spray foam machines for their dependability, productivity and high performance, no matter the size of their job.
Get to Know Your Spray Foam Machine
In general, SPF insulation is applied using commercially available high-pressure, plural-component proportioning technology. Conversely, SPF also can be utilized via low pressure, single-component cans or two-component pressurized systems for small-scale projects.
From transferring components out of the material drums, to properly heating and pressurizing the materials, pumping them through hoses, and mixing and spraying the components, spray foam machines are essential to the entire SPF application process.
When planning the purchase of a spray foam machine, there are several important factors you will want to consider.
Pump Drive System
You have a choice of several different pump drive options. We offer proportioner machines that fall into three major categories: air-driven, electric and hydraulic.
- Air-poweredspray foam machines require less electrical power and also tend to be the more affordable.
- Electricspray foam machines require more power, but can also generally handle a higher output.
- Hydraulicspray foam machines are becoming increasingly popular because they can deliver consistent performance on high-demand jobs while requiring little downtime and maintenance.
As you can probably guess from the name, output refers to the amount of mixed material a spray foam machine can deliver in a specific time period. Output is an important consideration, as this affects the efficiency of your operation and also helps determine how quickly you can complete jobs. Generally speaking, the higher the spray foam machines output capabilities the more expensive the machine as larger heaters and higher output pumps are required to achieve the higher output. Many of the newer, hydraulic models are specifically designed for high-output performance. A high-output proportioner is extremely useful (and likely a necessity) for outfits that handle large commercial projects or other high-volume jobs.
A spray foam machine’s pressure rating tells you the level of pressure the machine will generate in the process of mixing the materials. You want to make sure your proportioner’s output and pressure settings align with those of your spray foam gun as wells as the components you are spraying. Always refer to the Tech Data Sheet for the pressure settings of the chemicals you are using.
Temperature is an important issue when using spray foam or polyurea materials because it affects the viscosity of the substances. These materials must be dispensed at the proper temperature in order to achieve the proper viscosity and ensure the highest quality and most consistent product.
Proportioners have many individual components that require power. To accommodate the electric loads to these components, spray foam machines have their own electrical systems that must be supplied with sufficient power from either a shore power source or a mobile source such as a generator. For job sites that will be using a generator (such as in a mobile spray foam rig), it’s important to confirm that the generator’s electrical system specs match the proportioning machine’s requirements.
Featured Spray Foam Machines
Equipped with material data and system diagnostics, the Reactor E-20 proportioner provides total control for spraying foam insulation. Advanced features provide longer equipment life, more uptime for your spray day, and the overall Graco reliability and durability you’ve come to expect.View More >
Intech Equipment & Supply offers a wide assortment of spray foam machines in various types and sizes, so you can choose the one that best fits your needs. With options available at all price ranges, you can also find one that fits your budget.
Visit our online store to browse our wide selection of spray foam machines.