Wednesday, May 16, 2018

GS Manufacturing's Superflow External Mix Fiberglass Chopper


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 maintenance
  • 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
  • External mix
  • 2 wheel units for pool resurfacing and On-site jobs

X-GUN

  • 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
  • No needles


For more information and pricing, call Air Equipment at 1-800-677-3487 or visit air-equipment.com

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Binks Pressure Pots

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?

Volume

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

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.

Affordability

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

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Graco AirPro Air Spray Gun

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
  • Ultra-light trigger pull reduces operator muscle stress
  • Ergonomic gun handle provides a comfortable grip
  • Rounded control knobs for operator comfort
  • Optimize spray performance with our cutting edge aircap and nozzle design
  • Choose from a wide range of gun models to meet the needs of your specific application


What do some of Air Equipment's customers use the Graco AirPro for?


  • Door Manufacturer
  • Cabinet manufactuer
  • Oilfield Tank Coatings
  • Cement Truck Coatings
  • Friearm Manufacturing
  • Tractor Manufacturing
  • 2K coatings applications
To learn more about the Graco AirPro series, visit air-equipment.com or click here


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Friday, March 2, 2018

Graco Fusion Air Purge Plural Component Gun


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
  • Pipe Coating
  • Waterproofing Companies
  • 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
  • Ergonomic handle
For more information on the Graco Fusion Air Purge Gun, visit air-equipment.com.


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Monday, February 19, 2018

Graco Silver Plus Airless Spray Gun

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:

  • Door Manufacturers
  • Valve Fabrication
  • Oilfield Tank Coatings
  • Industrial Coatings
  • Iron Fabrication
  • Industrial Roof Coatings

Product Features:

  • 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.


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Thursday, February 8, 2018

CMS-3 CO Monitor by Clemco Industries


One of the biggest problems operators run into while sandblasting is the inability to hear or see their carbon monoxide monitor.  This can be extremely dangerous in the event the supplied air reaches high levels of CO without the operator being notified (or being able to hear/ see the monitor notifying them).  Clemco Industries has devised a CO monitor that addresses this issue and is OSHA approved.

The CMS-3 Carbon Monoxide Monitor detects CO in supplied breathing air and signals operator with audible, visual, and vibratory alarms when concentration levels reach at least 10 parts per million.  This monitor is completely independent meaning the operator will not have to rely on others to warn them or take action when alarm sounds.  It is small in size, fitting inside the blaster's hood and requires no external hoses or connections.

The Clemco CMS-3 has a sensor life of two years, is economical to replace, and is easily calibrated and tested with provided gas.

OSHA requries Grade D breathing air and a NIOSH approved Type CE continuous-flow supplies air respirator for abrasive blasting.  The Clemco CMS-3 meets all NIOSH and OSHA requirements.

Features:

  • Digital liquid crystal display (LCD)
  • Audible, visual, and vibrating alarms
  • Low battery alarm
  • Sensor fail alarm
  • Replaceable sensor and battery
Specifications:

OSHA rules dictate that maximum exposure limit to CO for abrasive blasters breathing Grade D air is 10 parts per million.
  • Sampling by diffusion
  • Operating temperature and humidity range: -4 to 104 degrees F (-20 to 40 degrees C); up to 85 percent relative humidity (non-condensing) factory set at 10 ppm
  • Accuracy rating: plus or minus 2 ppm
  • Powered by 3-volt coin-type lithium battery (CR2450)
  • Continuous operation: approximately 1 year of normal use (3000 hours)
  • Unit net weight 1.6 ounces (0.1 lb)
  • Dimensions: 2.5" w x 1.7" h x 0.9" d
  • Unit calibrated with 25 ppm test gas; optional impurity-free gas available for fresh-air setting audible, vibratory, and visual alarms
  • Low-battery warning given by visual flashing indicator
  • Dead battery indicated by audible alarm
  • System failure warning given by audible alarm
  • Attachment to respirator: VELCRO®
  • Warranty: 2 years material and workmanship
For more information on the Clemco CMS-3 CO Monitor, call Air Equipment at 1-800-677-3487.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Graco G40 Air-Assisted Airless Gun

Air-Assisted airless spray guns are used for a large variety of applications such as, wood finishing, general metal finishing, light and moderate commercial painting, and plastic finishing.  Of the countless air-assisted airless spray guns on the market, the Graco G40 is of high end quality, manufactured by the industry leader in Graco.  Air Equipment has customers all over that use the Graco G40 for applications ranging from cabinet and door stains, to control valve and steel detention manufacturers.  The versatility and durability is what our customers love the most about the Graco G40.

Reliable Performance

What can you expect from the Graco G40?  High spray quality, ergonomic design maximizing productivity, and low cost of ownership reducing downtime for repairs.

Spray Quality

The G40 offers multiple tip sized with an enhanced design, creating an atomization that is uniform.  The one of a kind air cap produces a soft spray and has an adjustable fan pattern, equating to less material wasted, and lower VOC's.

Ergonomics

The G40's ergonomic design offer a overall gun weight that is less than other guns in the air assisted airless category.  With an ultra-light trigger pull, operator's can spray longer without fatigue or muscle stress.  Lastly, Graco designed the handled to fit any sized hand, increasing the sprayer's comfort which, in turn, increases overall productivity.

Cost of Ownership

This is always a huge point of emphasis when shopping for any type of equipment.  Graco's engineers have designed the G40 with less wearable parts than other guns in the air assisted category.  Of the wearable parts it does have, access and repair is quick and easy due to the simple breakdown of the gun.

The G40 also offers a wide range of tip sizes and finishes.  From standard finish to fine finish, and orifice sizes ranging from .007 to .039, the applications this gun can spray are of a wide variety.

Learn more about the Graco G40, including pricing, brochures, and product manuals, by visiting our website

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