Essential Features of High-Performance Spray Foam Machines

By Kevin Malone

What do you want in a spray foam insulation machine? When we ask contractors that question, we typically get an answer about a machine that will get the job done efficiently so they can spend less time on each job (and take on more jobs to make more money) and a machine that will last a long time (so they get a better return on their investment).

We agree.

You need a high-output machine that can stand up to years of use and give you consistent performance to build your business.

At Intech Equipment & Supply, we have a full lineup of high-quality, high-performance spray foam machines that can meet both of those goals. So, let’s dive into the features and types of machines that will fit your needs best.

Essential Features of High-Performance Foam Spray Insulation Machines

You have a lot of options when it comes to spray foam equipment, so you want to make sure you get the right spray foam machine for the job. You can check out our catalog of available spray foam machines. As you scan through the options, here are some of the key considerations you should take into account.

High Output

When you are taking on big jobs, you need efficiency to get the work done. A high-performance foam spray insulation machine will produce a large volume of foam per minute. Look for a spray foam machine that has a high flow rate, like the Graco Reactor E-30 with a flow rate of 3 gallons per minute or the PMC PH-40 proportioner with a flow rate of 2.5 gallons per minute.

High-output machines can sometimes lead to less material waste. Slower applications or stoppages may lead to foam curing unevenly at the edges. With a faster and more consistent application, foam cures more uniformly.

Heater Size

The heater in your insulation sprayer machine keeps the chemical at the proper temperature. High-performance spray foam machines will have large heaters that can get up to temp fast and maintain consistent temperatures for consistent results.


High-performance machines will have high-quality pumps to deliver foam at the correct pressure for peak performance. There are several reasons why this is critical, including making sure spray foam insulation is mixed properly in the chamber of the spray gun. Insufficient pressure can lead to uneven density, creating weak spots or areas that do not cure properly.

Pressure also allows for atomization of the foam, especially important when you have to spray around surface gaps, crevices, or objects.


Bigger jobs can be demanding on your workers and your equipment. The foam spray insulation machine must be highly durable to stand up to the rigors of the job and give you consistent performance over time.

When you buy a high-quality spray foam machine from Intech Equipment & Supply, you can rest assured that you are getting durable, long-lasting equipment. Both Graco and PMC equipment are specifically designed to withstand the harsh conditions of daily use.

Ease of Use

Just because you are getting high performance does not mean you have to trade off on ease of use. You need an insulation sprayer machine that has intuitive controls and makes maintenance and cleaning simple.

Following the manufacturer guidelines for use and maintenance will help keep your machines running smoothly for years, delivering a strong ROI for your contracting business.

Safety Features

Top-rated spray foam machines will have built-in safety procedures, such as:

  • Automatic shut-offs in case of malfunction
  • Limitations on pressure and temperature to avoid exceeding tolerances
  • Pressure relief valve to prevent dangerous buildup
  • Emergency stop buttons for immediate shutdown

Spray foam application can be dangerous—take all the necessary safety precautions and use high-performance machines that help protect you and your workers.

How to Find High-Performance Spray Foam Equipment

Insulation contractors in the U.S. took in $9.8 billion in revenue over the past five years. The spray foam insulation business can provide strong returns. However, when you are looking for high-performance foam spray insulation machines, it can be confusing because there are multiple manufacturers, product lines, and features to compare. The spray foam experts at Intech Equipment & Supply can help you find the right fit for your business and budget.

Intech Equipment & Supply carries all the top brands, including Graco and PMC, so you can find the equipment that keeps up with your demands without overspending on capacity you may not need.

Buy the right spray foam equipment—at an affordable price—from Intech Equipment & Supply. Call us at 866-652-9975 or check out our catalog of high-performance spray foam rigs.

About Kevin Malone
Kevin Malone is a leading expert in the spray foam insulation industry with 34 years of experience in spray foam fluid handling and a passion for innovation. He currently offers his extensive knowledge to Intech Equipment and Supply customers by supporting them in selecting quality spray foam equipment to optimize their business. Learn more about Kevin here.


Intech Equipment & Supply was founded in 1995, and has since grown to become the leader in spray foam equipment, mobile spray foam rigs, and parts supplier. With locations all across North America we are available when you need us most.