Saturday, August 31, 2019

What Are Mobile Spray Rigs?






Mobile spray rigs integrate all of the necessary tools and equipment needed for coatings application into a mobile installation package: all of the required equipment, including air and power utilities, is always ready and located in one place. These mobile all-in-one packages of spray machine, tools, compressor, and generator are the standard for spray coating contractors.

With on-board generators, mobile spray rigs allow contractors to arrive on the job site and get to work quickly. There is no lost time running around looking for power and wasting time hooking it up every day. Mobile spray rigs allow contractors to keep valuable tools, equipment, supplies, and coating material in one secure place, protected from adverse weather and the harsh environment of a job site. Since downtime is an unavoidable aspect of coating applications, many mobile spray rigs are set up with workbenches and tools that allow contractors to service the equipment as needed. 
An often overlooked aspect of mobile spray rigs are the massive exterior walls, which contractors can utilize to display company logos and color graphics. A professional, eye-catching trailer can help in building a brand, growing a business, and ultimately leading to more jobs.

Towable Trailers
A vast majority of mobile rigs are towable, aka pull-along or tag-along, trailers ranging anywhere from 12 to 24 feet in length. Pull-along trailers fall into two categories: bumper-pull or gooseneck. Bumper-pull trailers are the most common type of rig and can be towed with a half-ton pickup truck. Gooseneck trailers are generally for heavy-duty spray foam and spray coating operations. They’re larger, to accommodate robust application equipment, and so they must be towed with a 3/4-ton pickup or larger.
Some contractors opt for buying a trailer and outfitting the interior themselves, while others hire a trailer for a rig builder to equip on their behalf. However, the most common option is to buy a turnkey trailer package from a rig builder. Professional rig builders can advise contractors on the right equipment for their line of work and save contractors time and labor costs.

Box Trucks
It’s not uncommon to see an coating equipment system integrated into a box truck. Some mobile spray rig builders are purchasing box trucks and customizing them to employ spray foam and protective coatings. A benefit of a box truck spray rig is production potential. With a larger footprint than a towable trailer system, box trucks can haul more material drums. Also, box trucks have enough capacity to easily incorporate two proportioning machines, thereby doubling foam production, or allowing for applications of plural-component coatings like polyurea.
Compact Units
Ultra-compact integrated rigs have infiltrated the market in the past few years, emphasizing all of the functionality of a towable trailer rig in a fraction of the size. The technology facilitating a compact configuration comes from coupling the significant components of a spray rig: the proportioner, generator, and air compressor. The combination, called an integrated proportioner, significantly diminishes the footprint of necessary equipment, thereby allowing the compact spray rigs to be much more diminutive. 

For more information on Mobile Coating Units call or email ArmorThane. ArmorThane has been in the industry for over 30 years and continuously deliver the finest MCU's in the industry. Year after year they have won awards, been the top-selling provider and continue to be the go to company for all things POLYUREA.












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We want to make your coating jobs as convenient and fast as possible. That's why we design the trailer to your request or we'll help guide you through the layout and equipment choices based on your business plans. Options range from a smaller, low pressure configuration to a longer, two-room version that's fully outfitted with a high volume system.

Example Trailers

Industries and projects have difference requirements. Ask us for more details on these custom built examples:

  • Primary and Secondary Containment Unit – 36 Ft Gooseneck Trailer with resting berths and large chemical storage
  • Mining and Heavy Industry Unit – 30 Ft Gooseneck Trailer with multiple air tools from one large compressor
  • Residential and Commercial Coatings – 20 Ft Bumper Pull Trailer designed for easy-to-reach projects such as decks, animal enclosures
  • Foam-Focused Unit – 20 Ft Bumper Pull Trailer with long line sets reaching from the trailer
Each Mobile Coatings Unit comes complete with everything you need to get started AND keep going. Everything is included up front…

Projects are different from one applicator to the next. So, why buy a trailer designed for someone else? Instead, we customize the design of a trailer to fit your projects.

Our Coatings Units take power and equipment to any industrial, commercial or residential jobsite. Customers look to us for guidance, but the final choice of equipment and layout is yours. Options vary from a smaller, high or low pressure configuration to a longer, two-compartment version that’s fully outfitted with a high pressure system. Sizes typically range from 16' up to 36'.

MCU are Built to Take the Coatings Business Directly to the Job Site

Whether you decide to run completely mobile or simply add flexibility to a workshop business, ArmorThane helps you select the materials and application equipment that fits your plans.

Trailers are specifically designed for easy access with all of the tools needed to produce high-quality ArmorThane coatings. A gas generator even allows you to bring power to any site.

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While No Two Trailers are Alike, Here are Some Features of One-Compartment and Two-Compartment MCUs:

  • Rear Ramp Entry Door
  • Optional Separated Equipment Room
  • Exhaust Fans for Equipment Room
  • Spray Gun Access Door
  • Ventilated Generator System
  • Multiple Regulated Air Drops
  • Multiple 110V and 230V Power Connects
  • Propane or Electric Trailer/Material Heat
  • Coated Interior for Scratch Protection
  • Shore Power Switch
  • Outside Fill Fuel Tank
  • Refrigerated Dry Air
  • Side Entrance Door into Optional Equipment Room
  • Optional Internal Wall for Sound Reduction, Insulation
  • Propane Travel Racks for Propane Heat
  • Reinforced Hose Hangers
  • Hose Connection Impact Guard
  • Proportioner Impact Guard
  • Wall-Mounted Tool Cabinets
  • Work Bench with Gun Vise
  • Eye Wash Station
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Optional Exterior Graphics

Secondary containment pit coating

Plus we provide all of the polyurethane, polyurea and hybrid coating products, primers, sealers, topcoats, spray guns, tools and supplies you need.

Several Questions Help Us Make Key Design Recommendations

We want to help you make the right decisions. When you talk with us, we’ll ask questions regarding:

  • Type of Spraying Projects
  • Spraying Environment (Temperature, Humidity)
  • Spraying Distance from the Trailer
  • Tools and Equipment Used
  • Access to Power, Cost of Power
  • Equipment Noise, Heat
  • Ventilation Required
  • Site-to-Site or Fixed Locations






You get:
Industry Leading Components
• Turn Key Generator Powered Unit
• Open and Closed Cell Spray Foam
• Fresh Air and Safety Systems
• Climate Controlled Mobile Storage

Heated Hose Rack
Holds up to 410 ft. of hose. Designed with no sharp edges to tear or fray protective scuff jacket. Includes mounting bracket for heated hose circulation manifold.
Fit and Finish
Interior of trailer is lined with a white laminated plywood (not just painted). White aluminum trim in corners keeps the fluid and air hoses concealed for a clean and professional look.
Fully Insulated
ArmorThane Mobile Rigs are fully insulated with sprayed polyurethane foam for the best insulation while adding structural strength to the trailer.
Trailer Specs
Trailer manufactured by United Trailers with 7.5 ft. tall interior height, double I-beam construction with support studs on 16 inch centers. Includes rear bogey wheels, and is backed with a 5 year warranty.
Work Bench and Cabinet
Galvanized steel work bench with vise, grinder and overhead white aluminum locking cabinet.
Barrel Braces
Engineered to hold two or three sets of material securely for a mobile application.
Generator/Air Compressor All rigs come with generators and air compressors from leading manufacturers and are approved installations backed by warranty.
Separated Utility Room
Generator is installed in separate utility compartment, sealed from the spray/work space — reducing noise and exposure to emissions.


1.

CHOOSE A TRAILER OR BOX TRUCK
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  • ft (8.5m) gooseneck trailer (8 ft / 2.4m height)
  • 20 ft (6m) tag-along trailer (8 ft / 2.4m height)
  • 16 ft (5m) tag-along trailer (7 ft / 2.1m height)
  • Box truck
  • Sea containers
  • 53 ft (16m) trailers for roofing and Xtreme Mix
    All trailers and box trucks include:

  • Proper ventilation. Engineered louver system designed to keep the generator from overheating
  • Color-coded drum restraints
  • Insulated partition wall between utilities and cabin. This separates the generator from the proportioner – reducing noise during operation
  • Electrical system with control panel
  • Hose hanger (up to 410 ft /125m capacity)
  • 1/4 in (.635cm) plywood walls, double 3⁄4 in (1.9 cm) plywood flooring (trailers only)
  • Heavy-duty 8 in (20.3 cm) main beam construction (trailers only)
  • Custom barrel brace set
  • Two ABC approved fire extinguishers
  • Deluxe first aid kit

2.

CHOOSE YOUR SPRAY EQUIPMENT
    Proportioner:

  • Reactor® H-40
  • Reactor H-25
  • Reactor E-30
  • Reactor E-20
  • Reactor H-XP2
  • Reactor E-XP2
  • Reactor A-20
  • Xtreme Mix™
    Gun Package:

  • Fusion® Air Purge
  • Fusion Mechanical Purge
  • Gusmer® GX-7
  • GX-8
  • GX-DI
  • Gap Pro
  • D-Gun
  • XTR Gun
  • Flex Plus™ Gun
    Hoses:

  • 2000 psi
  • 3500 psi
  • 5000 psi
  • 7250 psi (Water-jacketed hose available)

3.

CHOOSE A GENERATOR
  • 40 KW diesel
  • 60 KW diesel
    Generator packages include:

  • Installation and wiring
  • E-stop
  • Hardware
  • Shut down alarms
  • Correct sizing for application

4.

CHOOSE YOUR AIR EQUIPMENT
  • Rotary screw compressor (40 cfm) integrated with generator saves valuable floor space (60 cfm model is optional)
  • 5 hp Champion compressor (17.5 cfm)
  • 5 hp Champion compressor (Vertical) (17.5 cfm)
  • 10 hp Champion compressor (35 cfm)
    All air systems include:

  • Installation and plumbing
  • Refrigerated dryer – 225°F (107°C) inlet temperature ensures proper air drying in any climate
  • Filtration
  • Regulators
  • Quick disconnects
  • Correct sizing for application