Xiom Corp. has developed a high-production-rate powder spray gun called the Xiom 5000 Scorpion. With its patent-pending triple venturi, the new gun sprays at up to five times the rate of the current Xiom 1000. The new gun connects to the existing Xiom 1000 control console without requiring modifications and has the same portability.
According to the company, the new wide-spray, high-rate gun is economical to use, substantially cutting labor costs by covering larger areas in less time and by eliminating most of the need for preheating under normal ambient conditions. Parts are not subject to wear, and the patent-pending wide-spray-pattern nozzle eliminates the clogging that results when the polymer material melts in the nozzle. The gun uses only propane and air rather than the more costly oxygen. One 20-lb propane tank reportedly will last for eight hours of spraying. Due to the gun’s high BTU output, full melting and bonding of the polymer coating is ensured, as is the long life of the coating.
The company reports that the system is easy to adjust for different feedstock materials, weather conditions or metal substrate thicknesses. The wide spray pattern is enhanced by a compression wave generated by two impinging burner cans. This ensures rapid heat transfer at an apex and at a point of lower temperature to melt the polymer powder materials.
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