The use of foams in cleaning systems serves two main purposes. Firstly, the foamed cleaning agent will stick to surfaces for longer. This gives it more time to act on the residues that need to be broken down. Secondly, the presence of foam can assist operators in the effectiveness of cleaning as they offer a clear visual reminder of where the chemical has been applied.
The consistency of foams can vary greatly depending on the foaming agent being used and the amount mixed into the main water supply. Our systems help control this mix to give the desired consistency. The addition of compressed air into a foaming system gives an even greater degree of control over foam consistency allowing for very thick and long lasting foams to be generated.
We supply a range of innovative foaming systems manufactured by Lafferty Equipment who have been manufacturing high-quality foamers, sprayers, foggers and dilution control systems for over 35 years. Lafferty products are designed for demanding applications in the food processing, bottling, car/truck washing, agricultural, institutional and industrial sectors.
Air pump foamers
Air pumps are an effective way of boosting fluid pressure without the need for electrically powered pumps. They do not require a mains water supply which makes them ideal for areas without access to a reliable water supply. They come in wall-mounted and mobile versions.
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Airless foaming units
We supply a range of equipment which just need mains water pressure to operate. These include the venturi mix foaming station which is a wall-mounted unit which automatically mixes the desired foaming agent and delivers it to any foaming gun. Foaming guns can also come supplied with a container of foaming agent attached, giving versatility around the factory or space being cleaned; and mobile foaming units.
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Air assisted foamers
These systems use a mains water supply and compressed air to create thick foams. Wall mounted units are available along with a version for the foaming of conveyor systems and and Entry Way foaming system which lays down a regular layer of sanitising foam where there is potential for staff to spread contamination. The foam sticks to shoes, removing pathogens more effectively than traditional dip tank systems.
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Lafferty's The Conveyor-Mate™ foamers can be used on conveyors up to 48" wide and can also be used as manual foamers. The Conveyor-Mate™ LV foam system is specialised for clean-in-place foaming on to conveyor belts up to 32" wide and can
also be used as a manual foamer. The stainless steel foam arm and nozzle assembly can be permanently or temporarily
mounted to the conveyor belt housing or nearby surface. The fully adjustable foam arm extends vertically and horizontally to
virtually any position. The unique stainless steel Spreader Nozzle™ creates a wide foam pattern that can be adjusted and rotated
to ensure optimal coverage at any angle. The included LV Foamer is a venturi dilution system that uses mains water pressure (35 -
125 PSI) to accurately draw and blend chemical concentrate into the water stream. Compressed air is added to create rich
clinging foam, which flows through the hose to the foam arm. Quick disconnect the foam arm and attach a wand for manual
foaming. Ideal for food factory conveyor cleaning.
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These systems deliver a timed foam spray across an entryway. This then clings to the footwear of anyone passing through effectively removing pathogens and preventing contamination. The entryway foamers are a smart alternative to disinfecting mats, fluid spray systems or mechanical cleaners.