ADVANTAGES OF HVLP TURBINE SYSTEMS II

Welcome back to my article series on HVLP turbine spray systems.

If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, I recommend doing so before diving in.

In this part, I’ll delve into three more reasons why HVLP turbines are so popular: their easy maintenance, low overspray & high transfer efficiency, and where they fit into the production-level shop lineup.

By the end, I’m confident you’ll see why HVLP turbines are trusted by many for achieving professional-level finishes every time without breaking the bank.

Easy Maintenance

Turbine HVLP systems are widely considered the easiest-to-maintain spray finishing systems on the market.

If you’ve ever owned a complex piece of equipment, you’ll appreciate the simplicity of this family of spray finishing systems.

Unlike those that rely on pumps or air compressors requiring specialized air conditioning and filtration components, turbine maintenance involves little more than ensuring it draws in clean air and efficiently sends it to the spray gun.

Between maintaining your turbine and your spray gun –  you’ll go a long way in ensuring your equipment performs perfectly, each time you use it.

PRO TIP!

To keep your turbine operating trouble-free, follow this simple 3-step turbine maintenance process & 3-step spray gun maintenance process!

Low Overspray & High Transfer Efficiency

Turbine HVLP systems are known for their low overspray and high transfer efficiency.  This is made possible largely because of its air source – the turbine.

While air compressor systems rely on relatively low volumes of medium to high pressure air, turbines deliver a high volume of low-pressure air to the spray gun.

This means that more of your expensive finish gets onto the piece being sprayed and less into the air, where it can contaminate booth and operator respirators and the freshly sprayed piece itself.

PRO TIP!

To be most efficient, adjust your HVLP spray gun’s fluid and air settings to where you’re using the lowest possible air pressure required to properly atomize the finish.

Doing so will give you a great finish without any appreciable overspray.

HVLP Turbine Systems in the Production Level Shop Lineup

Whether you’re running a limited-production shop or a high-volume operation, HVLP turbine systems have their place.

 

Limited-production Shops

If your shop puts out an average of one or two kitchens a week (that’s about 36 cabinets, 16 gables, 28 doors and 20 drawers), then an HVLP turbine system will work out nicely.

The same goes for the custom furniture maker producing a few pieces a week.

 

High-volume Shops

For high-volume shops that commonly produce 20 or more kitchens a week, HVLP turbine systems can prove themselves very useful.

Picture those frequent moments when parts haven’t reached the finishing stage before the automated spray line shifts to another job, or when installers bring back pieces needing touch-ups.

With an HVLP turbine system, spraying becomes quick and hassle-free. No need for extensive purging and cleaning of lengthy fluid lines and spray guns.

Once touch-ups or finishing tasks are done, there’s no lengthy process before moving on to the next job.

In conclusion, HVLP turbine systems are a great choice for those looking for a finishing system that delivers without breaking the bank.

They truly are among the most flexible and portable finishing systems, are easy to maintain, and extremely efficient.

If that isn’t enough to convince you to give HVLP turbine finishing systems a try, just remember how effective they are for improving the bottom line of shops, both big and small.

martyschlosser51@gmail.com

Woodworking expert Marty Schlosser has been designing, making and finishing furniture for nearly 50 years. Before retiring, Marty served as the president of the Ottawa Woodworkers Association, to which he received their prestigious Danny Proulx Memorial Award. He is also a founding member of Kingston Wood Artisans, the local woodworking club in Kingston, Canada. When you don't see Marty sharing his woodworking knowledge through neatly written articles, you may find him conducting Fuji Spray's annual spray finishing workshops in Toronto, Canada - where people all over North America wait for, every year.

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