As summer months approach, operator safety means staying cool. With temperatures in South Texas reaching upwards of 115 degrees, the Clemco Cool Air Tube is more a necessity than a luxury.
Placed between the respirator and supply air line, the Clemco Cool Air Tube is able to produce a continuous, comfortable air stream, cooling the air up to 50 degrees cooler than the outdoor climate. It's aluminum body makes it more durable than comparable devices on the market. The knob cannot be fully closed, ensuring the operator always has air being supplied to the respirator. The bulit on heat shield protects the operator from warm exhausts (a byproduct of cool air production).
Increases productivity by keeping blast operator cool and comfortable in hot weather
Lightweight comfort system maintains NIOSH approval
Certifications and Approvals
The Cool Air Tube is approved by NIOSH for use only with Clemco Apollo HP high-pressure Type CE supplied-air
respirators (not for use with low-pressure respirators).
The Cool Air Tube is one component of a NIOSH-approved system; use of counterfeit parts voids the NIOSH approval.
To maintain NIOSH approval, use only genuine Clemco Apollo replacement parts.
For more information and pricing, call Air Equipment at 1-800-677-3487 or visit air-equipment.com
GS Manufacturing has designed a Chopper/Wetout System that allows the applicator to produce a consistent ratio of resin to fiberglass without the high release of emissions. The high-torque design of GS's patented X-GUN keeps downtime at a minimum, increasing productivity.
Superflow Chopper Specs
Leading edge technology in Non-Atomized resin application
Low pressure/Low emissions
Improved skin coats
Tangle free ceramic eyelets
Heavy duty boom with adjustable spring tension for operator support
Stainless steel resin and catalyst slave pumps maintains consistent ratios
2 wheel units for pool resurfacing and On-site jobs
X-GUN can be used for gelcoat, chopping, wet-out, RTM, sprayable granite, adhesive dispensing and more!
Lightweight billet aluminum
Ergonomically designed air trigger to reduce operator fatigue
Modular components - spare parts are interchangeable allowing your maintenance team to stock less parts
For more information and pricing, call Air Equipment at 1-800-677-3487 or visit air-equipment.com
Pressure feed containers, or pressure pots/tanks, are used for a variety of coatings and, when used properly, are cost effective way to spray jobs that require higher volumes than a typical cup gun. When choosing a pressure pot, there are many factors to take into consideration. Should you go stainless steel or galvanized? Do you need an agitator? What capacity pot should you get? Should you get a dual regulated or single regulated pot? These are all questions the professionals at Air Equipment and Repair can help you answer to ensure you and your business get the proper equipment for your specific needs.
Pressure Pot Capacity
Binks pressure pots come in a wide variety of sizes, ranging from 2 quarts to 15 gallons. What size pressure pot you will need varies due to a few key factors. How large of a volume are you spraying? What is the "pot life" of your material? And, finally, what is most affordable for you and your business?
The volume of material you're looking to move or even the surface area you're looking to spray plays a huge factor in determining what size pressure pot is right for you. However, surface area and volume do not always correlate with one another. For instance, if you're spraying a smaller surface area at a large volume, such as fabricated pipes or valves, and you're doing so in a contained booth, a viable option may be a 5-10 gallon pressure pot to reduce down time from mixing paint and filling the tank. Conversely, if you're in a yard coating oilfield pipeline, a 2.8 gallon pot which is easier to move about might work better for you. Knowing specifics on volume, surface area, location, etc. plays an important role in which pressure pot a customer will need for a job. This is why we always recommend calling us and giving specifics on your job to ensure you get the right equipment for the job.
Pot life could be the most important information to know about your material. The pot life, in short, is how long your material can be applied in liquid form before hardening. Some coatings, such as stains and lacquers, have a longer pot life than enamels or two part epoxies which can have a pot life as short as 30 minutes, depending on the outdoor temperature. Obviously, pot life is important in choosing your pressure pot because if you're material has a short pot life, you would not want to use a large vessel to ensure your material does not harden inside before coating can be applied.
As with mostly everything in business, the pressure pot that's right for you could very well come down to money. We understand that every dollar matters to our customers which is why we never recommend anything that we don't think you need to get your job done properly.
Galvanized Vs Stainless Steel
The noticeable difference between galvanized and stainless steel pressure tanks right off the bat is price. Stainless steel paint pots can be quite a bit more expensive than galvanized pots but can also be necessary in some cases. If you are needing to spray a highly corrosive material, a stainless steel paint pot is a necessity. Furthermore, if you are in an outside environment that can have harsh humidity, it's not a necessity to use a stainless steel pot but can greatly increase the longevity of your pressure pot. Talking with one of the experts at Air Equipment can help you decide whether you need a galvanized or stainless steel pressure pot.
Single/Dual Regulated and Attached Agitator
This is usually the first question we ask customers who call in looking for a pressure pot, "do you need a single or dual regulator and does it need to be agitated?" The answer to this question is found a few ways. First, does it need to have one or two regulators? On a dual regulated pot, the first regulator regulates the pressure of the pot and the second regulates the air going to your gun. It's never a bad idea to have two regulators so you can ensure you're not getting to much air pressure at the gun. Some guns, like the Binks 2100, have an air meter at the air inlet that regulates the air flow. However, most of these do not have a gauge so its really just an eye test for the operator.
Does your pot need to be agitated? This is dependent on your material. If you are using a material that needs to be constantly mixed, an agitator is necessary.
Finding the perfect pressure pot for you and your business can be a daunting task. Fortunately, for you, the experts at Air Equipment are here to help you pin point your exact needs based on application, climate, and price range.
Learn more about Binks Pressure pots by visiting air-equipment.com or calling us at 1-800-677-3487
The AirPro air spray gun delivers exceptional spray performance while addressing your environmental and operator concerns - whether you’re a custom shop or a high volume manufacturing facility. Ideal for automotive, general metal, wood, waterborne, high wear and adhesive applications.
Even material distribution through the spray pattern for optimum coverage
Improved transfer efficiency through reduced air consumption
Uniform air flow through reduced air consumption
Enhanced atomization through material-specific aircaps
Well balanced and lightweight (410 grams) gun makes it easier to spray at a steady rate all day
How does the leading manufacturer in the fast set plural component industry stay on top? By consistently releasing quality products. The Graco Fusion Air Purge Gun is no exception.
Since its inception date, The Fusion Air Purge has become one of the high performance coatings preferred plural component guns. Designed with long lasting mixing chamber, durable side seals, and an ergonomic gun handle, the Fusion is designed to reduce downtime from maintenance. The mixing chambers are machine-engineered to perfectly match with the side seals for an accurate mix of Iso and Resin.
Air Equipment Customers who use the Graco Fusion:
Spray Foam Insulation
Sprayed on Bed Liners
Oilfield Storage Tank Manufacturers
Industrial Roof Coatings Companies
Foundation Repair Companies
Roustabout Service Companies
Fusion Gun Features:
Easy air-blast tip cleaning reduces build-up and tip clogging.
Long-lasting side seals means less downtime for maintenance
Quick-release fluid housing - lets you easily change the mix chambers without tools
Hand-tightened front cap – no tools needed to clean and maintain seals and mix chamber
An industry leader in innovation, design, and performance, Graco has manufactured some of the finishing industry's top quality airless guns. None to be outdone by the Graco Silver Plus. The Silver Plus has become the "chosen" airless for high pressure applications. Proposing a design that is durable, long lasting, and comfortable, the Silver Plus also puts out a quality finish for nearly any coating that can be sprayed up to 5000 PSI.
The Graco Silver Plus gun is equipped with stainless steel wetted parts, making it compatible with virtually any material that can be sprayed. The "Reverse-A-Clean (RAC) self cleaning tip is designed to reduce downtime from tip plugging.
Examples of Air Equipment customers that use the Graco Silver Plus:
Oilfield Tank Coatings
Industrial Roof Coatings
Lightweight, Rugged Design - Forged aluminum is durable to withstand harsh work environments
Exclusive needle design - no trigger adjustments needed
2-Finger trigger design and handle is form fitted for less fatigue
Stainless steel fluid tube - ability to spray heavier materials such as high solid coatings
RAC X Switchtip and Handtite guard provides exceptional life, pattern and finish
For more information on the Graco Silver Plus airless spray gun, visit air-equipment.com.