Thursday, December 10, 2015

Deflector Powder Coating Gun Tips: Use the Right Tool for the Job

Using the right tool for the job is no exception when it comes to powder coating.  It is difficult to powder coat a part properly with the wrong control devices. Therefore it is important to use the best-suited powder gun tips to control and direct the flow of powder as it leaves the tip of the gun.

The deflector tip is the most common pattern device.  It directs the powder flow into a round pattern.  This creates a larger powder pattern than a gun without a deflector therefore increasing the area the powder covers.  The deflector also reduces the powder velocity, which increases the electrostatic charge of the powder.

Deflector size effects on powder coating:
  • Determines peak film build and uniformity
  • Determines size and coverage of the cloud
  • Concentrates powder along edges of pattern
  • Gives a more uniform deposit with moving parts

Taking time to examine your application methods and investing in pattern control devices will pay off with improved coating efficiency and product quality, saving you time and money. 

Please contact us today to speak with one of our professional service technicians. We can help you with application questions or any of your powder coating needs.

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