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|
|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.