What type of heat gun should I use to heat shrink film?
Heat shrink film is used for various purposes: packaging of parcels, pallets and objects from furniture to aircraft engines, boats wintering, containment for ship renovation work and for areas to be isolated (in the case of asbestos removal sites for example), ground marking, etc. To meet all these requirements, it’s best to always have the appropriate tools for the trade.
Palletising and packaging of parcels and objects
For palletising and packaging of parcels and various objects, the Rafale heat gun from Express is the perfect choice. Its modular power makes it adaptable to all situations. Its ergonomics and light weight (1.2 kilos) make it possible to be used for a long time, without getting tired and without risking MSDs, musculoskeletal disorders that damage the muscles and tendons of the joints.
The Rafale heat gun adapts to all the constraints of the containment, shrinkage and logistics professions. It can be connected to a 13 or 35 kilogram propane cylinder which guarantees a long autonomy. With its long, flexible rubber hose, you have the necessary room for manoeuvre to work in good conditions. In addition, with its automatic ignition and its quick and rotating coupling, it is always ready for use without complicated prior assembly.
The power of the Rafale gun is set according to its feed pressure, which adapts it to the thickness of the heat-shrink film. You can work indoors or outdoors, for packaging or containment. Depending on the type of the materials needed to shrink-wrap, the shrink heat gun adapts.
The Rafale gun is supplied with a case for transport with its accessories (regulator and rubber hose), and your personal equipment (gloves and safety goggles).
The gun can be used in all areas: logistics, packaging, construction, nautical or aeronautical. It is suitable for a variety of uses: shrink-wrapping, palletising, bundling, burning, flaming and wintering.
Containment work sites
For containment work requiring larger areas of heat shrink film to be treated, the Hornet heat gun is more appropriate.
Hornet is even lighter, at only 900 grams, which relieves the professional who has to handle it for days on end during the containment of buildings and ships. Its handle has also been redesigned for greater ergonomics and manoeuvrability to avoid MSDs, which are so frequent in this sector of activity. Its noise level has also been improved.
You can rely on its flame technology that keeps the burner temperature moderate and ensures high precision.
In addition to its 90 kW straight burner, the Hornet heat gun is compatible with two heat shrink lances of 90 kW and 30 kW. They clip on to a blowtorch in a swcond and are interchangeable. This allows you to reach the many higher points in high-volume containment. Depending on whether you are working at a height or on the ground, you can change lances without wasting time. With the10-metres long flexible rubber hose a comfortable working range can be reached.
The simplicity of the Hornet pistol is its strength. You can start your work site quickly, without long preliminary assembly work. You can also carry out maintenance operations, such as changing the injector or piezo, simply and without tools.
The Hornet pistol is supplied with its carrying case to store all your accessories.