Spray Guns in Ceramic: Walther Pilot Premium AR vs. Binks 2100V


Spray Guns in Ceramic: Walther Pilot Premium AR vs. Binks 2100V

Spray guns for glazes used in the ceramic and sanitary ware industry have to withstand a tough environment. The Walther Pilot Premium AR (“AR” stands for Abrasive Resistant) from Germany and the Binks 2100V from the US are manual spray guns made for this application.

Here a short overview about the technical details:

Model: Pilot Premium AR 2100V
Manufacturer: Walther Pilot Binks
Application: ceramics, enamel, engobes ceramics, enamel, engobes
Body Material forged aluminum (with chrome surface) forged aluminum (anodized)
Nozzle/Needle Material stainless steel (vacuum hardened) tungsten carbide
Nozzle/Needle Sizes 1.0 / 1.5 / 1.8 / 2.0 / 2.5 / 3.0mm 1.3 / 1.6 / 2.2 / 2.8mm
Gun Weight (Suction Feed) 490g 680g

“AR” stands for Abrasive Resistant widest range of air caps in the market

Corrosion resistance is a must, and both guns feature stainless steel passages for the fluid. One main difference is the material of the nozzles (fluid tip) and needles. The Walther pilot comes in 6 different needle sizes (1.0-3.mm) made of vacuum hardened steel while the Binks features 4 different sizes (1.3-2.8mm) in highly-wear resistant tungsten carbide. However, the 2100V has the 2.2mm which is a quite common size for glazes. In addition, the Binks 2001V gun has the widest range of air caps available in the market, but is also 30% heavier in weight.

More information:
Walther Pilot Premium AR
Binks 2001V

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