Conventional high pressure paint-spraying systems use pressure to atomize (break-up) the coating being applied. Conventional Compressor-Powered Spray Guns use high pressure compressed air at a very low volume (40-80 PSI @ 6-8 CFM) to atomize the paint. Airless sprayers pump the paint from the paint tank to the gun at such high pressure (up to 5000 PSI) that the paint virtually self-atomizes. Air-assisted airless sprayers are a combination of Conventional Compressor-Powered and Airless sprayers. All of these systems spray the paint at high pressure, causing the paint to literally bounce back from the surface and create large amounts of overspray (clouds, mist) and obvious paint wastage.
Turbinaire ® Turbine-Powered HVLP Paint Spraying Systems use an electric turbine (110v or 220v) to deliver a high volume of air at low pressure to the gun's Air Cap. When the trigger is activated, the paint is released at the Fluid Tip and the high-volume low-pressure air atomizes the coating externally as it is being applied. By spraying at low pressure, Turbinaire Turbine-Powered HVLP Systems virtually eliminate bounce back and over spray, and dramatically reduce paint wastage.