HVLP – Paint Spray Guns
Similar to air spray gun in that it uses pneumatic fluid atomization except HVLP uses a higher volume of air at a lower pressure. The lower pneumatic pressure allows for less overspray. HVLP spray guns are commonly used in the automotive, general metal, aerospace, architectural coating, furniture finishing, and other fine finishing applications where material waste is of a great concern. HVLP spray guns are often required by U.S. Environmental Agencies for high usage customers. HVLP spray guns come in a variety configurations; siphon feed, gravity feed, and pressure feed.
- Advantages: High transfer efficiency (65% to 75%). Sprays well into recesses and cavities.
- Limitations: Uses a high volume of air. Atomization not as fine as air spray guns.