Finalizing what kind of spraying system one should use for industrial finishing application often becomes a complicated task.
You essentially have four choices when it comes to conventional non-electrostatic spray painting: air atomizing, high volume, low pressure (HVLP), air-assisted airless and AIRMIX® spray. This blog details the advantages of AIRMIX® industrial paint equipment.
The AIRMIX® spray systems offer acceptable transfer efficiency, minimal material waste if set up correctly, decent finish quality, good one-pass coverage, and cost effectiveness. Other advantages have been listed below in detail:
LESS MATERIAL WASTE – The biggest advantage of using AIRMIX® spray systems over conventional air spray is the waste. Conventional air spray uses high-pressure air jets to send particles of atomized paint toward a surface. This leads to the creation of a “cloud” that disperses many of these particles into the air, creating overspray, which is highly wasteful. On the other hand, AIRMIX® spray systems hydraulically atomize the paint without the introduction of atomizing air, which not only minimizes overspray but also reduced solvent usage.
UNIFORM APPEARANCE – With industrial spray painting equipment, you can achieve a higher quality paint finish with a single application. This is because of the reduced compression associated with it. This also reduces the need for repeated touch-ups and resprays on the end product.
SUPERIOR CONTROL & EFFICIENCY – Instead of using pressurized air to atomize and deliver paint, AIRMIX® spray systems use hydraulic pressure through a specially designed spray tip to create the fan pattern. These tips come in a variety of sizes to accommodate many different applications. Also, instead of using solvent, inline fluid heaters can be used to lower paint viscosity. Using solvent to reduce paint viscosity directly affects coverage capability because the solid content of the material gets dissolved.
SUPERIOR FINISH AT A LOWER COST – When choosing the industrial paint equipment another thing that people take into consideration is the quality of the finish. AIRMIX® spray systems are capable of providing satisfactory finish quality in the right application. Overall, there is less material waste, and no need for compressed air atomization when an airless spray system is in operation.
VERSATILE APPLICATIONS – Industrial spray painting works with a wide range of liquid materials such as paints, stains and primers, and offers a high degree of control and uniform coverage on surfaces such as wood, metal, plastics and fiberglass.
HIGH TRANSFER APPLICATION – Industrial spray painting systems produce a superior finish at reduced costs, with maximum utilization of liquid painting materials.
The above-listed benefits largely outweigh any other commercial painting method, the reason being the mass production of commercial heavy duty products such as planes, trains, and automobiles. The industrial painting requires fast-paced industrial paint equipment that efficiently delivers exceptional results. Depending upon the needs, there are many advantages of using conventional air atomizing methods. But AIRMIX® spray systems have significant advantages in many applications.