Which Tip Is Right For You?
Selecting a tip can be intimidating when your presented with a large amount of options. Our own TriTech T93R Contractor Pro tip has over 65 different variations all suited to a specific work case. Within this blog you will learn about the different areas of the tip to look out for.
The Components Of A Tip
A tip for an airless sprayer is comprised of 3 different aspects, the Orifice, the fan width and the flow. The flow and the orifice are relevant to each other with on impacting the other directly. The fan width is the width of the projectile (Based on a distance of 10” from the service).
The Fan Width
The fan width is the width of the projectile (Based on a distance of 10”) when hitting the desired surface. So when you are looking for a very fine finish you’ll want to look at a smaller fan width such as a 2”-4” spray tip, whereas if you’re trying to get as much coated as possible you should look for a larger fan width, such as 12”-14”.
The orifice, as discussed earlier, directly impacts the flow of a tip. The orifice controls the flow of the projectile leaving the tip, and the is measured in thousandths of an inch. The larger the orifice the more flow that can go through the tip, and the more coating is applied. The Orifice can also influence the pressure of the sprayer.
So in conclusion, the fan width affects the spread of the coating, whereas the orifice affects the flow and the pressure of the sprayer. Once you combine these together, you can achieve almost any kind of tip whether you want a wide fan width and a high flow tip to a ultra fine fan width and a small flow.
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