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Advantages of the Thermo Hog – Road Marking Truck
long line truck
The Hog Melter™ is a processing plant, NOT large holding tanks with a heated floor.
Provides for continuous melting of thermoplastic @ 8,000 – 10,000 lbs per hr per melter
Carry your material in dry powder form and melt it as you need it.
One man loading one melter versus two men loading four melters.
Automatic conveyor reduces back injury and fatigue.
Less weight in the melter means more thermoplastic on the road marking truck
Eliminates downtime waiting for material to melt which equals more productivity
45 min start time from cold to running
Material is loaded via conveyor belt into the Hog Melter™ Road Marking Truck and immediately mixed using an agitator to tear open the bags and prevent clumping and maximizing surface area exposed. Whereas a conventional melter uses the bottom of the kettle to transfer heat and represents approximately 7 square feet, the hog melter has a fully heated surface area of more than 300 square feet which allows it to transfer heat at a phenomenal rate. To bring even further efficiency to the melting process the thermoplastic pump not only pumps material to the application guns, it also returns over 40 gallons per minute to the top portion of the melter so that incoming material is rapidly turned to liquid so it can freely move through the heat exchanger where it is exposed to 260 sq feet of heated surface area. A separate burner uses 1.8 million BTU’s of diesel fired flame to transfer heat into oil which is then circulated via a high volume pump to the road marking truck’s surface area. The process is in no way similar to what has been traditionally called an “oil jacketed” melter and should not be confused with such. Oil-jacketed melters are dangerous because they expose welded seams to direct flame at temperatures up to 1,500 degrees and oil directly on the other side of the welds. The intense heat eventually creates fractures in the welds over time and once oil hits the flames, the results are often a complete loss. The Hog Melter™ process also completely eliminates the traditional risk and occasional reality of burnt material by directly exposing thermoplastic to metal that is in direct contact with a flame at a potential heat of 1500 degrees. You also no longer need to allow your material to cool before shutting off your mixer as the glass beads will not be exposed to temperatures that risk melting them into a solid clump.
Additional benefits include carrying your material dry rather than melted. Only expend the dollars necessary to melt as you lay your lines reducing the risk of wasted energy dollars due to rain or other impediments to the application. One man can load one conveyor belt that feeds a Hog melter at waist level rather than 2 men loading 4 melters at head level. The Hog Melter™ from Hog Technologies will help you lay far more lines in a day while providing a much safer environment for your workforce. We have also developed a method for speed control that eliminates the need for an OMSI split shaft gearbox and hydrostatic drive. Ask your sales rep for details. It is very effective, a fraction of the cost and has other material benefits as well to the safety and operational cost of your unit.
Thermo Hog TH8000 Painting a Double Yellow Line-Spray
Thermo Hog TH8000 Painting Double Yellow Lines and White-Both Sides-Spray
Thermo Hog TH8000 Painting a Double Yellow Skip Line and White-Both Sides-Spray
Thermo Hog TH8000 Applying a Ribbon Extrude with Double Drop and Air Broom
Hog Technologies wants to help you see a live equipment demonstration of the product you’re looking for! When purchasing custom built equipment, it is vitally important that the manufacturer provide you a live demonstration of the equipment either at their headquarters or at a mutually agreeable location so that you can verify for yourself what is being advertised by the manufacturer.