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 pressure||Air 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 costs||Suited for large objects or high production environments|
|Require more air to be operated||Smaller Air Caps|
|Softer spray||Better atomization on difficult coatings|
|Less wasted material||Higher flow rates|
|Longer lasting booth filter||Used for materials with higher viscosities|
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
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.