Competitive Advantages

Lateral Kettles with heat exchangers provide for:
A.) 20 times more heated surface area than competitive designs. Heat far more material with 1/4 the temperature.
B.) Material loads at your feet, not 12’ in the air.
C.) Low center of gravity for even weight distribution.
D.) Unlike vertical melters, horizontal mixers lift & smear cold material vertically over the walls of the kettle thereby melting material quickly even when kettles are empty.
E.) Kettles extend all the way to the rear of the truck eliminating much of the plumbing formerly associated with thermoplastic trucks. There is no plumbing between the Kettle & prescreen, knife valve, Hog Pump, final filter & gun hoses.
F.) Our helical mixer design forces material to smash & mix rather than allowing it to travel in circles in a solid clump for hours.

The Thermo Hog uses 500°F oil NOT 2000°F direct-fired flame. This results in no charred or scorched material & zero shutdown time.

The Thermo Hog uses just one burner, NOT 9 burners found on competitive equipment.

Just two hot oil pumps.

The Thermo Hog uses only 2 kettles, NOT 4-kettle configurations offered by competitors.

Kettles can be continuously fed up to 10,000 lbs. of material per hour without a decrease in temperature.

Laterally-stowed kettles allow for exceptional weatherproof insulation.

One hour start-up time from one day to the next.

Very low “cold core diameter”: 11 inches max VS 36” or more on competitive designs. This radically improves cold start-up times after a long weekend.

Hog speed control automates speed with no modifications to the truck's driveline.

Hog Pumps vs Roper pumps. Much easier & less costly to rebuild. Our pumps do not force glass against gears which will crush the beads. Instead, our Hog Pumps have ample clearance for beads to pass.

Spray, extrude & profile guns are available.

Pointer bar, laser, and or Camera with crosshair generator.

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Technical Specs

Kettle Size4,000 lbs. (1,814 kg) per color
Melting Rate5,000 lbs. (2,267 kg) per hour per melter
Burner1 million BTU, 200 sq ft
Speed Control2-10 MPH (3-16 KPH)
Heat Exchangers2x 100 ft² (9.3 m²) with 5/8” (1.58 cm) stainless steel tubes
Air Compressor250+ CFM
Bead TanksTwo 2,000 lbs. (907 kg)
Hog Pumps2

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