Machines & Equipment FAQ's

We've put together some commonly asked questions to give you more information about Meon's products and services.

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HOW LONG DOES THE ES 1000 TAKE TO CHARGE UP?

It takes 3 hours to charge a dead battery to 80%. It takes 5 hours to charge a fully depleted battery (double these times for 2 battery unit).

WHY IS MY ES 1000 NOT CHARGING?

If the battery charge drops below 10.5 volts the charger will not work and battery will need a ‘’force charge’’ from an external source, e.g. another battery via jump leads.

WHY ARE MY LINES VARYING IN WIDTH AS I SPRAY?

a. The most common reason is that the spray machine has 2 guns and the short gun hose is being used, rather than the long one. Only use the short gun hose as a 2nd gun!
b. Often running the engine slightly faster can remove some variation in line width.

Can I use red diesel in my Zirocco?

Definitely not. It must be standard white diesel as a minimum, always mixed with ATT turbine oil 20:1, or for reduced smoke and to avoid having to mix the fuel, use our premixed Jetpower X790. Red diesel is not refined enough for use in a turbine and will damage the bearings.

SHOULD I KEEP MY ES 1000 MACHINE ON CHARGE ALL THE TIME OR JUST AFTER I HAVE USED IT?

All the time!! Lead acid batteries can self-discharge in as little as 3 months depending on storage temperatures. The hotter the storage temperature, the faster the self-discharge occurs. To prevent damage to the battery, it is important to keep the battery in a charged state. Also, a battery that is discharged to 50% depth will get over twice as many cycles in its life compared to it being discharged to 100% depth each cycle.

WHY IS THE CHARGING VOLTAGE VARYING ON MY ES 1000 MACHINE? SOMETIMES IT IS 15V OR MORE, SOMETIMES ONLY 12-13V?

Battery will charge to 14.6-14.8 volts and then it will come back down to ~13.6 volts when fully charged.

WHY HAS MY ES 1000 CHARGE DROPPED BELOW 10.5 VOLTS?

The battery will not drop this low during normal use, as the machine cuts out at 11 volts or thereabouts. The usual reason therefore is that an external accessory has been left switched on, for instance laser guide, LED worklight, flashing beacon.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I BE APPLYING PISTON LUBRICANT [ALSO KNOWN AS TSL OR THROAT SEAL LUBRICANT] TO MY PAINT MACHINE?

We recommend to apply at end of every shift as it will extend the life of the pump seals if you do. How to Apply Piston Lubricant video and step by step process. 

WHY IS THERE PAINT AND/OR THINNERS LEAKING FROM THE PUMP ON MY PAINT MACHINE?

Pump seals are worn & need replacing. [This is sometimes called ‘’repacking’’ the pump]. Pump Seal Kits are available from Meon, or alternatively you can get a module one machine service which includes a new pump seal kit.

A GUIDE TO GETTING YOUR LINELAZER READY FOR COLLECTION?

A quick step by step guide on how to get your linelazer ready for collection can be found here. 

HOW LONG DOES THE BATTERY TAKE TO RECHARGE ON YOUR ELECTRIC PAINT MACHINES?

A full recharge takes around 5 – 8 hours, depending on model. that said, it would be unusual for any of the models to have a fully discharged battery, so it would usually be less than this.

HOW LONG DOES THE BATTERY LAST ON YOUR ELECTRIC PAINT MACHINES??

They are all designed & tested to last for at least a complete shift. the actual capacity depends on model, & whether it is single or dual battery. Some last much longer than a shift, so please discuss for more detail.

I NEED TRAINING ON A PAINT MACHINE - WHERE CAN I DO TRAINING?

We have an excellent training academy in Portsmouth which is purpose built to ensure we can train you and your team. In some circumstances we may be able to train at your location, as long as it meets a few criteria. These would vary according to what we are training you to do, so please have the discussion with us.

CAN I RENT A PAINT MACHINE, OR DO I HAVE TO BUY ONE?

We have rental paint machines available, however we do insist that we provide training if you have not had any previous experience, to protect both of us and make sure you get the best out of the machine!

WHY IS MY PAINT MACHINE LEAKING A LOT OF PAINT AROUND THE TIP/TIP GUARD?

a. Check the tipseal – it may be missing or incorrectly positioned.
b. Dry paint on end of gun may prevent seal being madec. Check tip guard is hand tight.

Can I leave my spray tips in UltraClean for the winter?

UltraClean X792 has a small water content which can led to rusting and contamination of the spray tips, plus you willneed to clean before you can use them. Better alternative is to soak spray tips in UltraClean for 30 minutes (or overnight if required) and then clean using UltraClean X792 aerosol and clean rag.

Do I need to wear any PPE when using the ViaLine system?

We always recommend using ''best practice PPE'' with any paint product, by this we mean suitable hand and eye protection.  ViaLine is a low-solvent product, however there is a smell with it, as with virtually any paint product.  If your Risk Assessment recommends the use of a face mask, or if the user suffers from any respiratory ailment such as asthma then it should be mandatory equipment.

Why would you use a rotary grinder rather than a flail type in the range of GrindLazers?

Rotary action has a constant contact with the ground so easier to avoid grooves in the surface rather than the flail type.

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