Herkules Solvent Spray Gun Washers Are EPA 6H Rule Compliant

Walled Lake, Michigan, May 18, 2010. - With the EPA's new rule titled National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), or more commonly known as the 6H Rule, facilities performing surface coating operations must follow strict guidelines to reduce dangerous pollutants during their work day. With regards to cleaning spray guns, the new rule states "Paint spray gun cleaning must be done so that an atomized mist or spray of the cleaning solvent is not created outside a container that collects used gun cleaning solvent." Herkules Equipment Corporation's solvent Spray Gun Washers, models G100, G200, G375, and G415, fully meet the EPA's guidelines for cleaning spray guns without atomizing the solvent. Each model is enclosed and cleans guns automatically, within one minute.

The Herkules line of automatic Spray Gun Washers can clean anywhere from one gun/cup up to four guns/cups in one minute, allowing all cleaning solvent to be contained in an enclosed tank. No more washing spray guns by hand. Solvent can be re-used for many cleaning cycles, resulting in less hazardous waste and reduced solvent costs. Solvent-to-skin contact can be eliminated, improving working conditions.

Herkules various models of Spray Gun Washers clean solvent or waterborne spray guns, with many equipped to also accommodate five-gallon cans, pressure pots, hoses, and other sundries, keeping all cleaning tasks safe, efficient, and cost effective. All of Herkules Spray Gun Washers are air-operated and equipped with a very dependable, industrial strength diaphragm pump that is covered by a three year warranty. Over the 25 years of experience manufacturing Spray Gun Washers in the USA, Herkules has persistently worked on incorporating the most advanced technology to date, providing cost efficient and effective equipment for our customers.

An enclosed, automatic spray gun cleaner is highly recommended within the 6H regulations. Hand cleaning is acceptable upon disassembling the spray gun and manually flushing solvent through the gun without atomizing the solvent, plus capturing the solvent during the process. Nowhere in the NESHAP rule does it say that facilities must use waterborne paints. The deadline to become compliant is January 10, 2011 for existing facilities. New facilities since January 9, 2008 must be compliant upon startup. To take a closer look at the EPA 6H rules, see http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/area/arearules.html.

Herkules Equipment Corporation, established in 1984, is a leading manufacturer for the Automotive Paint & Body Repair industry, having designed, manufactured, and patented the first Spray Gun Washer. We have been manufacturing Air-Operated Lifting Equipment for 20 plus years, marketing to the automotive aftermarket, and to manufacturing industries for numerous applications. Herkules also supplies Electric and Hydraulic Lifting Equipment, Air Jacks, Handling Equipment and Crushing Equipment. For more product information, please contact Herkules at 800-444-4351, or at info@herkules.us or visit us at www.herkules.us


Kris Fairbrother

Marketing Director

Herkules Equipment Corporation

248-960-7100 ext 209

Fax: 248-960-7109

Email: kris@herkules.us


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