Air atomized spray nozzles are a type of air-atomizing spray nozzle that produces fine fogs by mixing liquid with air. This method is widely used in industrial applications such as painting, medicine coating, and fire fighting. Air atomization can be done through mechanical or electronic methods, where the former is cheaper while the latter has more features available for use.
Pressurized air breaks the water or the mixing liquids into micron sized particles which are then sprayed on the desired surface. Air atomized spray nozzles are categorized as air-assisted and airless types, depending on how they create pressure to shoot out droplets of liquid in a thin mist or fog.
Air-atomizing sprays have many benefits that make them one of the most popular methods for applying liquids; these include:
Low cost - The cheapest to operate type of spraying equipment is an open gun with compressed air used as the propellant. This also means lower running costs (especially good when compared with other mechanical systems). Mechanical simplicity - These simple designs usually use fewer moving parts which require less maintenance than more complex machines such as rotary piston pumps. Light weight - Air-atomising guns can be lightweight and compact, making them easy to handle.
Widely available - Air atomizing nozzles are widely used throughout the world because they can be installed on a wide range of spraying equipment types.
However air atomizing spray nozzle is not as effective in some situations; these cases include: high viscosity liquids-atomization sprays often cannot produce droplets small enough for use with thin films or coating materials that require complete coverage (although airless systems may fare better). When using water based paints it also causes problems when wetting surfaces such as metal before painting begins. It needs more pressure than other methods for proper performance which means higher running costs too.
Air atomized spray nozzles have many benefits that make it one of the most popular methods for applying liquids. These include:
- Low cost - They are cheap to operate, and not just because they use only compressed air as a propellant. Airless spraying equipment is more expensive than an open gun, but still cheaper than other mechanical systems since there's less moving parts involved in its design.
- Mechanical simplicity - This type of system usually has fewer moving parts which require less maintenance than more complicated designs such as rotary piston pumps.
- Light weight - Compared with other types of spraying equipment, air atomizing guns can be lightweight and compact making them easy to handle. Their portability makes them well suited