Graco’s KING electric airless sprayer: what sets it apart from conventional electric airless sprayers?
In one word: ATEX. The Graco KING electric airless sprayer is the world’s first electric sprayer for protective coatings that is approved for hazardous locations. ATEX, IECEx, and Class 1, Div. 1 approvals mean that the Electric KING can be used in chemical plants, paint shops, refineries and off-shore, or in any location where generating a spark is of concern.
Even if your workplace isn’t considered an official ATEX environment, using KING still makes sense because you might be using flammable solvents. If you are, you don’t want to be creating your own hazardous environment by using a sprayer that could generate a spark. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Two other features of KING set it apart from conventional electric airless sprayers. With conventional units you need to dilute high-solid materials to be able to spray them. This can change the properties of the coating. With KING, as it works at higher pressures, this is not necessary.
In addition, KING has a longer stroke length than most conventional electric airless sprayers. A longer stroke length reduces wear on the pump, which translates into reduced maintenance costs. That’s not all. The ability to use longer hose lengths is also possible with a longer stroke length (although it’s also related to the higher pressures possible). In certain difficult to access applications, a longer hose length can make a significant difference to getting the job done properly.
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