Why it’s time to replace your conventional petrol/gasoline-driven sprayer with an electric airless sprayer
There are many reasons for exchanging your petrol/gasoline-driven sprayer for an electric airless sprayer such as the Graco KING. Here we highlight just three.
Safety: You don’t want to place your operators in an environment where petrol/gasoline could be ignited by a spark. 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 KING can be used in chemical plants, paint shops, refineries and offshore, or in any location where generating a spark is of concern. In many of these locations, a petrol/gasoline-driven sprayer can not be used.
Maintenance: Petrol/gasoline-powered sprayers are notoriously high in maintenance. KING is low in maintenance as it has fewer components. In addition, Graco offers a three-year warranty on the gear train, chassis, and electric motor. The electronics and all other KING sprayer driver parts are covered by the standard one-year warranty.
Noise: No matter the application, noise exposure can dramatically affect your working conditions. And a quiet petrol/gasoline-powered sprayer does not exist! The quiet electric motor of KING improves working conditions significantly. When compared to an air motor, the KING sprayer is up to five times quieter.
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