Minneapolis, Minnesota - Graco Inc. unveiled its new Reactor E-30i and Reactor E-XP2i integrated proportioning systems at the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) Expo in Dallas, Texas.
The systems, which combine an electric reactor proportioner and a diesel generator into one package, are designed for polyurethane foam or polyurea applications. Graco said in a 15 Feb news release that complete turnkey models are also available with a fully-integrated air compressor and three-stage air dryer.
"One of our goals for this product is to save the end-user money on diesel fuel," said Nick Pagano, high-performance coatings and foam product marketing manager. "We accomplished this by re-purposing waste heat from the engine coolant to heat the A and B materials."
Pagano noted that by using this waste heat, the company "eliminated or minimised" the heater requirements. "Smaller heaters mean a smaller generator, and a smaller generator means less diesel fuel, resulting in diesel fuel savings for the end user," he concluded.
Minneapolis-based Graco said this is also the first Reactor proportioner system to employ Graco Control Architecture, which tracks, monitors and saves project information. It stores key setup data such as temperatures and pressure set points for up to 24 material recipes, the company added.