Graco Paint Proportioner Can Reduce Waste 80 Percent
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
ProMix PD2K Proportioner: Image credit Graco

Minneapolis-based Graco Introduces the ProMix PD2K Proportioner which they say reduces solvent use and mixed material waste by up to 80 percent by mixing material close to the gun, reducing the size of the flush zones.

This new technology mixes material close to the gun so the flush zone is significantly smaller than traditional systems – using less paint and reducing disposal costs.This also allows for faster color changes. And because there is limited mixed material in the system, the ProMix PD2K works well for short pot life materials. It is also compatible with acid-based materials.

“Launching this technology is very exciting,” said Graco Global Product Marketing Manager, Blake Erickson. “Our customers were looking for ways to increase efficiency in their plants, and by moving the mixing point closer to the gun, it is possible to reduce solvent use and mixed material waste by up to 80 percent compared to traditional electronic proportioners."

The ProMix PD2K Proportioner was developed using 100% positive displacement technology that produces accurate mix ratios (within 1 percent accuracy) and more consistent pump performance. Because the ProMix PD2K can be equipped with either two or four dosing pumps, it can manage up to 30 colors and four catalysts. It also allows customers to proportion both epoxy and urethane using one system, rather than using multiple units to achieve the same result.

Graco Inc. supplies technology and expertise for the management of fluids and coating in both industrial and commercial applications. It designs, manufactures and markets systems and equipment to move, measure, control, dispense and spray fluid materials.

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