Sata launches SATAjet X 5500 Paint Spray Gun

  • One spray gun (with two nozzle systems) addresses the different painting styles of individual painters
  • Nozzle system features: fast vs. detailed/controlled
  • Noticeably reduction in noise level

Sata has launched the SATAjet X 5500 paint spray gun with an atomization system that is based on two distinct spray fan shapes and systems: the Parallel (I-nozzle) and the Oval-shaped (O-nozzle) system. By using only one spray gun, the two different nozzle systems address the different painting styles of individual painters.

Current Situation: fan height and width vary across the different nozzle sizes

Paint manufacturers constantly launch new paint materials that have certain properties and special requirements when it comes to application and atomization. This leads to the phenomena that fan height and fan width of a spray gun can vary across the different nozzle sizes. As a result the spray pattern became larger, smaller, wider or narrower depending on the actual nozzle size. The atomization and film thickness vary in a non-uniform way.

I-nozzles and O-nozzles keep constant spray pattern height

The new I-nozzles and O-nozzles of Sata were released to address this common issue. For each nozzle size the painter can now chose between the I-nozzle (available in 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 and 1.5 mm) and O-nozzle (available in 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 and 1.5 mm). Result: If one specific paint material at the same air inlet pressure is applied, the spray pattern height keeps constant over the nozzle range from 1.1 to 1.5mm. According to the company, material savings of up to 15% are possible. In addition, the elimination of a separate air distribution insert leads to less parts and therefore easier maintenance.

Is the Satajet 5500 available as pressure feed gun to use with a pressure pot?

The Satajet 5500 (or its predecessor Satajet 4000) is only available as a ‘gravity-feed’ spray gun (or so-called cup gun) and not as a ‘pressure-feed’ gun. If a Sata spray gun shall be used in connection with a pressure pot then the Satajet 3000 would be available.

Feature of the O-nozzle and I-nozzle system


  • fast, more traditional application speed


  • parallel spray pattern
  • slower, but more controlled application

According to Sata, the new spray gun system will be available in the US and Canada from November 1, 2018, while the RP approval for the US market is pending.

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