Air Power would like to announce the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! Starting today we are giving all our followers an opportunity to participate to win some AMAZING prizes! Over the next 12 Days we will post an image of our awesome prizes and ask you to Like and Share the post to participate. You will have 24 hours to engage with this post to be included in the drawing. The rules of the giveaway are listed below:
- Participants must Follow Air Power on either LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Subscribe on YouTube to be entered in the drawing
- You must Like this post for 1 entry and/or Share the post for 2 entries
- Participate between Dec 13th – Dec 25th
- All Participants must be 18 years or older
- Air Power Employees or Air Power Vendor Suppliers are not eligible for prizes.
We will announce the winners every day on all our social media channels. Connect with us to stay updated!
And the Winners Are . . .
Day 1- Joe Makr
Day 2- Jack White
Day 3- Steve Grubb
Day 4- Robert Hooven
Day 5- Tim Lintz
Day 6- Jon Jay
Day 7- Gary Turner
Day 8- Christopher Sweeps
Day 9- Johannah Brookwell
Day 10- Mark Foster
Day 11- Laura Kornak
Day 12- Ashley Shelton
Taking care of both the inside and the outside of your body in the workplace is critical. In this video, Air Power Application Specialist Travis Stirewalt and Account Manager Eddie Rhodes, talk about the importance of Personal Protective Equipment and how to choose the right PPE for your application. Whether you are dealing with HAZMAT, VOC’s or nuisance dust, taking care of your skin, bones, and internal organs are vitally important to staying healthy. Stay tuned as we look to help you maneuver through PPE basics.
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Personal Protective Equipment: Inside the Body
Taking care of both the inside and the outside of your body in the workplace is critical. Whether you are dealing with HAZMAT, VOC’s or nuisance dust, taking care of your skin, bones and internal organs are vitally important to staying healthy. In this Air Power Video, we look to help you maneuver through Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) basics.
When it comes to mixing paint, accuracy is the key to achieving a high-quality finish. In this case study, we discuss a 2K solution that helped this customer perfect their process and save tons in production costs.
Manufacturer of roadside transformers.
This company has a small parts booth for primer and topcoats. The operator had to manually mix two types of epoxy and one urethane. Each day he had to spray all three colors from the same hot pot system. The color change process was a major problem as the different parts to be sprayed were not batched. This caused a lot of waste of paint and solvent. The other concern was being off ratio and parts not curing properly. This was a major cost to the company. They also had a large booth that sprayed the finished transformer. They had to utilize the same paints and this process had the same problems. If the large transformer was off ratio, they had to sand the paint off and repeat the entire process. This proved to be a very expensive problem.
Air Power Solution
Air Power proposed to install a Carlisle GEMS 2K mix system for each color. We also put in a pump system to pump and circulate all paints to the mix machines. The catalyst was dispensed to the machines from 5-gallon pressure tanks. The 55-gallon drums of paint each had an agitator in them to keep paint in suspension to maintain viscosity. By having a machine for each color there was no color change or off ratio problems.
The Air Power Solution eliminated the need to hot pot in tanks. Since each color is mixed on demand; this system provided a major labor savings. There is no paint waste and the newly established process saves about 2 to 3 hours per shift as compared to manually formulating and mixing paint. The solvent usage was greatly reduced as there was not a tank to clean each color change. This solution has been able to speed up production on all three shifts. Our technical group and installers were able to put the system in place without impeding the customer’s production runs.
How To Depressurize A High Pressure Pump and Flush With Solvent
In this video, Account Manager, Jeff Tussey walks through the steps to depressurize a high pressure pump and flush with Solvent. Please LIKE & SUBSCRIBE to our channel to stay updated on the latest from Air Power’s How To Series!
How To Properly Flush a Pressure Pot
In this video, we walk through the steps it takes to properly flush a pressure pot with Air Power Account manager Jeff Tussey.
- Cut of air supply to the pot, this is critical! Once air has been cut off to the pot, bleed pressure pot utilizing pressure relief valve.
- Remove lid from pressure pot
- Remove liner (Air Power recommends all Pressure Pots to be utilized with pot liners – for ease of use, cleaning, and color change applications).
- Add your solvent (or preferred chemical cutting agent) liner.
- Re-install pressure pot lid, reconnect air supply, and slowly increase fluid pressure (Note – no atomizing air is necessary while flushing a unit).
- Trigger gun and spray waste into solvent/waste containment – Note – make sure waste can is properly grounded.
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Carlisle Fluid Technologies made an innovation in transfer efficiency when they introduced the new Binks AG-364 Airless Spray Gun. This gun achieves high quality results faster, easier and more efficiently than other spray guns on the market.
Available in dead head or recirculation manifolds, this high-quality airless spray gun helps eliminate excessive paint waste and lengthy cleaning time. The AG-364 accomplishes ultimate transfer efficiency, resulting in: reduced overspray, cleaner machines and reduced applied coating cost per part. Softer, high-integrity fan pattern also allows for the consistent application of materials to detailed profiles and surfaces. The tip holder indexes 45 degrees with insert and is completely adjustable without insert. The versatility of tips utilized on the AG-364 allows for application of multiple wood finish materials.
As a member of the proven AG family, the AG-364 makes it easy to upgrade from air-assisted airless equipment. It utilizes the same pumps, fluid lines, regulators and fluid pressure ranges for a
How To Properly Set Up A Binks Pressure Pot and Spray Gun Fluid Flow Rate
Equipment Utilized – Binks Dual Regulated Pressure Pot + Devilbiss Compact Trans Tech Spray Gun with 1.4mm Fluid Needle
Ist Regulator is for Pot Fluid – ie. Outbound fluid pressure. A good starting point for outbound fluid pressure is 10 lbs.
2nd Regulator is for spray gun atomization air. A good starting point for spray gun atomization air is “double” that of starting fluid pressure.
In order to set your outbound spray gun atomization air, you MUST set using dynamic air pressure (ie. With the gun trigger depressed). When setting fluid flow rate – ultimately this is determined by production demands, but in most cases your fluid stream should be between 6-12 inches from the end of a gun.
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