Polyurethane Spray Foam Machines
Polyurethane Spray Foam machines, also commonly referred to as proportioners, are highly sophisticated pieces of spray foam equipment. For many Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) insulation and roofing businesses, polyurethane spray foam machines serve as the backbone of the job site. In fact, a spray foam machine is a vital piece of machinery and one that is essential to efficient operations.
Polyurethane spray foam machines separate two fast reacting spray foam components and then dispense the mixed chemicals in the proper ratio. This process is critical to the proper application of spray foam.
When researching options before you purchase a polyurethane spray foam machine, there are several important factors to consider, including:
Pump Drive System
You have a choice of several different pump drive options. We offer spray foam machines that fall into three major categories:
- Air-powered polyurethane spray foammachines require less electrical power and also tend to be more affordable.
- Electric polyurethane spray foammachines require more power, but can also generally handle a higher output.
- Hydraulic polyurethane spray 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, the term output refers to the amount of mixed spray material a polyurethane spray foam machine can deliver in a particular time frame. The output is an important consideration, as this impacts the speed and efficiency of the job.
Generally speaking, spray foam machines with higher output have larger heaters and bigger output pumps. Many of today’s newer, hydraulic models are built with high-output performance in mind. A high-output spray machine is extremely useful (and often a necessity) for outfits that handle large commercial projects or other high-volume jobs.
A polyurethane spray foam machines’ pressure rating tells you the level of pressure the machine will generate in the process of mixing the materials. It is important to ensure your spray foam machine’s output and pressure settings align with those of your spray foam gun, as well as the components you are spraying. Always refer to the Tech Data Sheet for the pressure settings of the chemicals you use.
Temperature is an important issue when using spray foam materials as it impacts the viscosity of the substances. These materials must be dispensed at the proper temperature to achieve the proper thickness and ensure a high quality, consistent product.
Polyurethane spray foam machines have many individual components that need power. Today’s best systems accommodate the electric loads to the individual components and have work with power from a shore power source or a mobile source, such as a generator.
For job sites that use a generator, such as in a mobile spray foam rig, it is important to confirm that the generator’s electrical system specs match the spray foam machine’s requirements.
Intech Equipment & Supply offers a wide assortment of polyurethane spray foam machines in various types and sizes, so you can choose the one that best fits your needs. With options available in all price ranges, you can also find one that fits your budget.
Visit our online store to browse our diverse selection of polyurethane spray foam machines.