ProMix 2KS and 2KE compared to legacy proportioners
The Graco ProMix 2KS has a streamlined fluid manifold design to reduce material waste in the flushing process and eliminates dead spots, which take extra time and solvent to flush. The mix manifold is compact which means less material is held in the system leading to lower waste.
The cost of paint waste has three components:
1. Material Waste
Material is wasted when the machine needs to be cleaned. This is material that would have been used to paint parts. The waste is equal to the amount of material that the system holds internally. The ProMix 2KS has a mix manifold that minimizes the mixed material held in the system.
2. Solvent Use
Solvent is used to clean the material out of the system. The amount of solvent needed depends on how much paint is in the system, and how many dead spots may trap paint in the system. The more dead spots there are means that more solvent has to be used to get those areas clean. The ProMix 2KS has been designed with clean fluid paths and no dead spots resulting in lower solvent use.
3. Waste Disposal
Waste disposal is the cost per gallon to dispose of unused hazardous materials. This is the combined volume of paint wasted in the flush process and the volume of solvent to clean it.
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Maintenance Cost Comparison
The ProMix 2KS and ProMix 2KE machines share many of the same components, such as valves and fluid manifold components. These components are used in daily production which keeps the costs low. On systems that are no longer in production, costs rise due to lower comparable production volumes. As a result, the ProMix 2KS and 2KE systems cost less to maintain compared to older Graco systems.
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Obsolete Part Risk
The Graco ProMix 2KS and ProMix 2KE systems have been designed to provide control over the proportioning process. Graco has engineered these systems to minimize the risk of component obsolescence by using Graco created PC Boards, which allows Graco to control parts and make changes to them should part availability issues arise. This means that Graco can offer longer field support for the product.
In older, out of production proportioning systems, the architecture used general electronic control components. This meant that controllers designed for general use were used with customized Graco software to perform the functions of proportioning control. As the systems have aged, the general controller design has either been updated for current applications (and no longer compatible with Graco software) or is discontinued altogether. In the case of some out of production Graco machines, components are no longer available to support existing installations. You should consider your risk with out of production machines as some component failures will result in the loss of machine use due to component availability.
Graco supports machines in the field long after they have been discontinued in production. Graco tries to maintain parts supply for as long as possible but in some cases, parts from outside vendors become unavailable without replacement.
The following machine parts are no longer available:
Precision Mix I Obsolete Parts
||Module PMix NG
Precision Mix II Obsolete Parts
||Repair, User Interface
ProMix I Obsolete Parts