Tensor Tips for Easy Canister Setup

Here at Tensor, we’re on a mission. We’re transforming bonding jobs the world-over with a revolutionary, canister-based range of spray adhesives. With this mission, we’re making the pledge that once you’ve swapped to canister, you’ll never look back. For those who have ditched the roll-on for our canister, we’ve put together some top tips to make that bonding task even easier.

Getting Started with TensorGrip Canisters 

- STEP 1: Attach the large end of the hose to the spray gun. Ensure the fitting is tight to prevent leakage. The fitting is NOT a swivel connection and it MUST be firmly tightened.

- STEP 2: Screw the small end of the hose to the canister valve. Ensure fitting is tight to prevent leakage. Twist valve to open the canister. The hose will become pressurised. Check both fittings for leaks. Tighten to stop leakage.

- STEP 3: Pull trigger to release air build-up in the hose. This is complete when adhesive begins to spray. Note: this will take longer for water-based adhesives)

- STEP 4: Rotate the locking screw behind the trigger to adjust the spray width. Hold the gun 10-15cm from the surface and spray with even coats. For optimum adhesive performance, please ensure you have the correct gun tip and hose.

Canister Operation: Other Important Steps

Now you’re set up successfully, it helps to know how to disconnect your canister system - as well as disposing off/returning them. Here’s the tips you need to succeed:

1. Turn the valve on the canister counter-clockwise until fully closed. Pull the trigger on the gun and hold for at least 10 seconds to expel residual pressure. Unscrew the hose nut and disconnect the hose from the empty canister.

2. Connect the hose and gun to the new canister.Lay the empty canister on its side with the valve pointing AWAY from the operator, and well away from sources of ignition.

3. Open the canister valve (counter-clockwise) and release any residual pressure.

4. Stand canister upright. Use a hammer and brass punch or other non-sparking instrument to puncture the friable disc.

5. As long as the user is able to accept responsibility for de-pressurising the canister, it can be disposed of as per your normal scrap metal disposal (subject to local waste restrictions).

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