In a nutshell, Graco Airless Texture Sprayers are developed to use heavy, high viscosity products. Common Airless Paint Sprayers do fantastic with medium to low viscosity materials, but are not as good with the greater viscosity products, where every PSI counts. An Airless Texture Sprayer can do both! This is since nearly every part that touches the liquid being sprayed is oversized when compared to a specification-equivalent Airless Paint Sprayer. From the pump, all the way to the weapon, parts are created with big openings developed to reduce backpressure and maximize flow. This would be comparable to putting a big diameter exhaust system on your car to maximize horse power.
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 product gets in, and where the check ball system lies. There are essentially two various designs of airless pumps, paint pumps and texture pumps. On a paint pump, this foot valve rises from the ground and utilizes a siphon tube. Think of the siphon as a straw, from which the pump utilizes to draw the material from a bucket. On the other hand, 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 draw through a "straw". This ends up being extremely important 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 idea 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. Not excellent table good manners, but definitely reliable! Aside from the noticeable pump differences, there are also internal pump distinctions, while not apparent, play a vital function in excellent pump efficiency with high viscosity materials. Most of these distinctions are in the foot valve style. Without getting too technical, let's simply state that these elements have actually been meticulously optimized to most effectively pump low electric texture sprayer and high viscosity materials. At, we call this Technology.
MaxFlo is an innovation special to Graco, and it is standard on all of our Airless Texture Sprayers. To put MaxFlo into real-world perspective, when comparing pump inlet circulation data (with high viscosity material) 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 critical to getting the needed efficiency for heavy-bodied material. If you can't fill the pump, you can't effectively spray the material, so the game is already over. matter what you are spraying, pipe choice is constantly crucial. Whether you are talking tube diameter, hose length, pressure ranking, or other variables, it is vital to appropriate performance of the spray system to have actually the properly sized pipe for the job. Typically speaking, bigger is always better! The larger the pipe implies less backpressure, which in turn implies more pressure offered at the gun. Knowing this, texture sprayers come geared up with larger size pipe than a comparable paint sprayer. This leads to 2X the circulation area to move product, less pressure drop, and more offered pressure at the gun. When once again, making the most of circulation is essential.
Pump and hose style is not the only thing that goes into creating maximized circulation. The design of the weapon is important to peak efficiency. Why optimize flow through all the other components, just to have it choked down at the gun? This is why all Graco texture sprayers have actually special weapons developed and optimized for optimum circulation. This consists of getting rid of barriers such as filters and oversizing passages to increase flow and lower material pack-out. To put it in perspective, texture weapons have up to 5.5 X larger internal passageways than paint guns. This is another method Graco increases flow and lowers backpressure. Looking at conventional paint guns, they usually have very small diameter passages and utilize filters. This is because of smaller pointer orifice sizes used with paint, which can clog without filtering. While this is a terrific setup for lower viscosity materials, it is not perfect for heavier bodied products with high viscosity. Thankfully, both paint and texture weapons have the ability to make use of the exact same spray tips. All Graco Airless Texture Sprayers come geared up with RAC X SwitchTips, which are designed to have the longest enduring fan pattern in the market. They also have the best range of pointer sizes, consisting of WideRAC, which can spray as much as a 24 inch spray fan.