Selecting Commercial Spray Foam Equipment for Your Business

By Kevin Malone

Choosing the right spray foam equipment is crucial for growing your business. You want top-of-the-line spray foam machines, foam guns and other components to work efficiently. You need durable equipment that provides consistent, reliable output.

Here is what you need to know to find the right equipment for your business.

Types of Spray Foam Equipment

There are two main configurations for commercial spray foam equipment.

Trailer-Mounted Units

Trailer models are highly portable and can be towed to job sites with a heavy-duty truck or SUV. They offer flexibility in accessing sites and moving between locations. However, trailer units may rely more on external power and compressed air sources.

Truck-Mounted Rigs

Truck-mounted units are installed in box trucks or vans. They have the advantage of providing onboard storage and workshop space, as well as air compressors and generators in one consolidated package. However, truck rigs have reduced mobility compared to trailer units.

Which Commercial Spray Foam Equipment Is Right for You?

Which spray foam equipment is right for you will depend on the type of jobs you take on. For example, do you work mainly on new construction or retrofit projects?

New Construction

For new residential and commercial building construction, your equipment priorities should focus on maximum output rate and rapid production capacity. In most cases, you will want to look at truck-mounted commercial spray foam rigs for sale with high-volume pumps. You will need hoses up to 300 feet to cover large areas and powerful heaters to maintain temps across longer distances.

High output is ideal for completing jobs quickly to meet project timelines, so you will want to prioritize power.

Existing Buildings

When you are retrofitting projects, your priorities shift toward mobility. Instead of maximum production, you may need compact spray foam equipment that can access tighter quarters. You may opt for trailer units that take up less space so you can maneuver them right up against buildings.

Output Rates

In general, you will want a spray foam rig that is rated for an output of about 120% or more of your target production rate.

Spray Foam Machine Components

To build your ideal spray foam rig, you will need several different components. The experts at Intech Equipment and Supply can help you evaluate commercial spray foam equipment to build the rig you will need or put together a turnkey spray foam rig for you.

Here are the key components you will need to evaluate:

  • Spray guns: Choose spray foam guns that are durable and compatible with the type of foam formulations you will be using. Some models have different nozzle options for spray patterns and thickness.
  • Proportioners:  Proportioners mix and heat the A-side and B-side materials. Opt for reliable, accurate mixing and ease of maintenance.
  • Heaters: Heaters bring the materials to the right temp for proper mixing and application. You need to ensure heaters can handle material viscosity.
  • Pumps: Evaluate pumps based on output rate, pressure capabilities and foam material. Pumps need to integrate with your proportioner.
  • Hoses: Look for heated hoses with the appropriate lengths to maintain consistent temperatures and minimize heat loss.
  • Tanks: Tanks hold your chemicals and need to be the right size to hold the amount of materials you will need for your projects. Bigger tanks hold more, reducing the amount of time needed for refilling.
  • Generators: Select generators that have sufficient power to meet the electrical demands of your spray foam rigs.
  • Safety equipment: You also need personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect your workers.

Evaluating Manufacturers and Suppliers

When evaluating commercial spray foam equipment for sale, look for manufacturers with decades of experience engineering and producing rigs specifically for foam applications. Intech Equipment and Supply has a knowledgeable technical team available to help you find the perfect rig, assist with setup, operation and troubleshooting. If money is tight, there are financing options and used spray foam equipment available.

Taking the time to properly evaluate your business needs and the capabilities of different spray foam equipment will help ensure you select the right equipment for your business. Investing in the right spray foam equipment will allow your company to operate efficiently and take on bigger jobs as it grows.

Call Intech Equipment and Supply at 866-652-9975 or contact us online today. We can help you find the perfect spray foam rig for your business.

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.


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