In a nutshell, Graco Airless Texture Sprayers are created to apply heavy, high viscosity materials. Typical Airless Paint Sprayers do excellent with medium to low viscosity products, however are not as great with the higher viscosity materials, where every PSI counts. An Airless Texture Sprayer can do both! This is because almost every part that touches the liquid being sprayed is extra-large when compared to a specification-equivalent Airless Paint Sprayer. From the pump, all the method to the weapon, parts are created with big openings developed to reduce backpressure and maximize flow. This would be comparable to putting a big size exhaust system on your car to maximize horsepower.
When comparing Paint and Texture sprayers, the very first thing that aesthetically stands apart is the location of the pump foot-valve (figure a). The pump foot valve is the opening at the bottom of the pump where the material gets in, and where the check ball system lies. There are essentially two different designs of airless pumps, paint pumps and texture pumps. On a paint pump, this foot valve is raised from the ground and uses a siphon tube. Think of the siphon as a straw, from which the pump utilizes to draw the product from a bucket. In contrast, a texture pump has a longer pump body, no siphon tube, and the foot valve lies near the ground. This gets rid of the need to suck through a "straw". This ends up being really essential when trying to draw heavy products into the pump. Think how hard it is to draw a thick milk shake through a straw, and you begin to get the concept of what a paint pump would be faced with. A texture pump would be equivalent to putting your face right into the milk shake: no straw required. Bad table manners, but absolutely efficient! Aside from the visible pump differences, there are likewise internal pump differences, while not obvious, play an important function in great pump performance with high viscosity products. Many of these differences are in the foot valve style. Without getting too technical, let's just say that these parts have actually been meticulously optimized to most successfully pump low and high viscosity materials. At, we call this Innovation.
MaxFlo is an innovation special to Graco, and it is standard on all of our Airless Texture Sprayers. To put MaxFlo into real-world viewpoint, when comparing pump inlet flow data (with high viscosity product) in between a texture pump and a paint pump, MaxFlo delivers 4X more material to the pump than a specification-similar paint pump. This is important to getting the needed performance for heavy-bodied material. If you can't fill the pump, you can't efficiently spray the material, so the video game is already over. matter what you are spraying, hose choice is always important. Whether you are talking tube size, hose length, pressure ranking, or other variables, it is vital to proper performance of the spray system to have actually the correctly sized tube for the task. Typically speaking, larger is constantly better! The larger the pipe means less backpressure, which in turn suggests more pressure offered at the gun. Understanding this, texture sprayers come equipped with larger size hose pipe than an equivalent paint sprayer. This leads to 2X the flow location to move product, less pressure drop, and more available pressure at the weapon. When again, taking full advantage of flow is crucial.
Pump and pipe design is not the only thing that enters into producing maximized flow. The style of the gun is important to peak efficiency. Why maximize circulation through all the other elements, just to have it choked down at the weapon? This is why all Graco texture sprayers have unique guns created and optimized for maximum circulation. This includes getting rid of challenges such as filters and oversizing passageways to increase circulation and reduce product pack-out. To put it in point of view, texture weapons have up to 5.5 X bigger internal passageways than paint weapons. This is another way Graco increases circulation and decreases backpressure. Taking a look at conventional paint guns, they usually have very little diameter passages here and use filters. This is due to smaller sized tip orifice sizes utilized with paint, which can clog without filtering. While this is an excellent setup for lower viscosity materials, it is not perfect for much heavier bodied materials with high viscosity. Thankfully, both paint and texture guns have the ability to utilize the very same spray suggestions. All Graco Airless Texture Sprayers come geared up with RAC X SwitchTips, which are developed to have the longest enduring fan pattern in the market. They also have the best series of tip sizes, consisting of WideRAC, which can spray up to a 24 inch spray fan.