Spray Foam Guns
Spray foam guns are valuable tools for Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) insulation contractors and application professionals. They are essential to the process of applying sprayed materials.
The spray foam gun dispenses and applies the mixed materials from the proportioning machine. The spray foam gun mixes the materials during the spraying process. This process must happen quickly, or the combined materials will immediately start to harden. For this reason, it is important that no materials be allowed to remain in the spray foam gun for any lengthy period. Excess material can be removed from a spray foam gun through a process called “purging.” Spray foam guns are categorized by their specific purging process.
For those contractors new to the SPF business, here are three of the most common types of spray foam guns:
Mechanical purge spray foam guns
A mechanical purge spray gun has a valving rod within the mixing chamber. This rod keeps each chemical area separate before use. Pressing the trigger pulls back the rod from the chemical areas in the chamber, and they are released and mixed. Releasing the trigger lets the valving rod return to its original position. This action purges any remaining material from the chamber of the spray foam gun.
Air purge spray foam guns
With an air purge spray foam gun, pressing the trigger moves the mixing chamber allowing the chemicals to be combined. Releasing the trigger results in a blast of air which discharges any remaining materials from the mixing chamber.
Solvent purge spray foam guns
A solvent purge spray foam gun requires SPF contractors to use a solvent chemical to prevent any chemical reaction. The solvent also flushes out any materials remaining in the spray foam gun. Spray foam contractors commonly use this type of spray foam gun for polyurea and two-part urethane coating applications.
Featured Spray Foam Guns
ClearShot Technology sets the Fusion CS gun apart from every other applicator. With its revolutionary technology, the Fusion CS is poised to virtually eliminate drilling of the mix chamber – increasing your spraying uptime and reducing downtime spent on maintenance. Flexible for polyurea and foam applications, this gun provides you with versatile advantages.