When choosing between technologies for industrial spray guns, there are many factors that must be taken into account to which product best meets your individual needs. Below is a quick comparison chart that outlines the key differences between high volume low pressure (HVLP) and low pressure high volume (LVLP) technologies for industrial spray guns.

High Volume Low Pressure (HVLP)Low Volume Low Pressure (LVLP)
High volume of material at a low pressureAir caps release smaller volume of material at a lower pressure
Higher air pressure used (35-60 PSI)lower air pressure used (10-30 PSI)
Saves time in cleanup and waste disposal costsSuited for large objects or high production environments
Require more air to be operatedSmaller Air Caps
Softer sprayBetter atomization on difficult coatings
Less wasted materialHigher flow rates
Longer lasting booth filterUsed for materials with higher viscosities
For more info, see the Sames Kremlin website

Several of the factors to take into account from your own needs in making this decision come into factor when choosing the correct technology you require from industrial spray guns.

  • The surface you are applying material to
  • The material you are applying to that surface
  • Volume of production and the size of the object
  • The purpose of the material you are applying to that surface
  • The environment of the application- does it need to be more precise or are you working in a setting that doesn’t require as much cleanup
  • The cost of the material you are applying

We offer a wide variety both HVLP and LVLP industrial spray guns on our website by manufacturers like Sames Kremlin, Wagner Industrial, Graco, and SATA.

There are many other factors that play a part to you individual use of an industrial spray gun. The experts at MC Supply can help you further narrow down which option of these two technologies would best suit your requirements of an industrial spray gun.