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04.04.2011

Practice Report on the SATAjet 4000 B

Since its launch at the Automechanika in Frankfurt in September last year, the new spray gun generation SATAjet 4000 B has been enjoying ever increasing popularity. The following testimonials from enthused customers are living proofs of the versatility of the SATAjet 4000 B, illustrating which relevant factors and improvements are primarily influencing painters in their daily work routines. SATA wish to thank all participants for sharing their interesting experiences with us.

 


Werner Fuggis

Master painter and instructor at the vocational school in Mosbach, Germany

Being a teacher at the vocational school in Mosbach, Germany who has been working with loads of young apprentices as well as professionals throughout many years, he considers the SATAjet 4000 B with its even finer atomisation a real innovation! "From the very first moment, you notice that this gun is much quieter and features even better ergonomics than its predecessor", says Werner Fuggis.

Having to stand the daily test of usage in a paintshop environment, easy cleaning and low maintenance are as important though as the final result. In this respect, the SATAjet 4000 B scores with its short air cap thread and the new fluid tip sealing.

Both teachers and students in Mosbach alike also love the fast round/flat spray control.

On top of that, to retrofit non-DIGITALAll SATA high-performance spray guns which feature a digital pressure display integrated in the gun handle are classified by the term “DIGITAL”. What is pressure Indication required for? To ensure best possible colour matching, you should follow exactly the parameters recommended by the respective paint manufacturer. Among others, this includes the air inlet pressure on the spray gun. The more you deviate from the recommended pressure the more the actually achieved colour tone will deviate as well. Why should I use DIGITAL spray guns? DIGITAL paint spray guns from SATA measure the air inlet pressure on the spray gun electronically and thus accurately and also indicate it on the digital, easy-to-read display. With DIGITAL spray guns, you can be sure to reproduce precisely the required colour tone and thus avoid costly re-work. DIGITAL guns are particularly easy to handle, since they are 20% shorter and 20% lighter than the equivalent SATA spray guns with add-on manometer and micrometer. With DIGITAL spray guns, there is also no cumbersome disassembly of the manometer and the micrometer prior to cleaning of the spray gun in a gun washer machine.  Do the electronic components resist the rigors of daily use? If a few basic principles are followed, SATA DIGITAL guns are completely solvent-proof.  As a matter of fact, DIGTIAL guns are also shock-proof and explosion-proof.X» spray guns with the SATA adamAll spray guns carrying this logo can be retrofitted with a SATA adam to upgrade them with a DIGITAL gauge. This encompasses all guns featuring an integrated standard air micrometer: SATAjet 3000 B and KSATAjet 2000 HVLPSATAjet RPSATAjet 1000 B, H and KSATA LM 2000 B, H and KSATAjet 100 BSATA KLCSATAjet B and GRSATAminijet 3 and 4 (only with SATA adam mini)X» 2 has proved an ideal solution for their daily practice: Allowing the exact and reproducible adjustment of the spray pressure, it can be easily removed for cleaning as well as for being shared on several different spray guns.



Martin Schelhas

Master painter at Brixner "Body and Paint" GmbH in Ilsfeld, Germany

Professional painter Martin Schelhas employs the SATAjet 4000 B RP RP is an acronym for Reduced Pressure - optimized high pressure spray guns which achieve perfect finishes as well as transfer efficiency rates exceeding 65%. RP spray guns comply with the legislation of the EU VOC directive.   Switching from high pressure technology to RP technology is easily mastered by every painter, as it will allow him to continue working "as before". SATA RP spray guns are therefore also referred to as "Super Speed" spray equipment. X» for high quality paint jobs of commercial vehicles. He is of the opinion that the SATAjet 4000 series is the most innovative product which SATA has launched over the last years. Being completely convinced of this gun, he even managed to switch a colleague to SATA who had been using spray guns from another brand for years.

Bodyshop Brixner uses spray guns with integrated DIGITALAll SATA high-performance spray guns which feature a digital pressure display integrated in the gun handle are classified by the term “DIGITAL”. What is pressure Indication required for? To ensure best possible colour matching, you should follow exactly the parameters recommended by the respective paint manufacturer. Among others, this includes the air inlet pressure on the spray gun. The more you deviate from the recommended pressure the more the actually achieved colour tone will deviate as well. Why should I use DIGITAL spray guns? DIGITAL paint spray guns from SATA measure the air inlet pressure on the spray gun electronically and thus accurately and also indicate it on the digital, easy-to-read display. With DIGITAL spray guns, you can be sure to reproduce precisely the required colour tone and thus avoid costly re-work. DIGITAL guns are particularly easy to handle, since they are 20% shorter and 20% lighter than the equivalent SATA spray guns with add-on manometer and micrometer. With DIGITAL spray guns, there is also no cumbersome disassembly of the manometer and the micrometer prior to cleaning of the spray gun in a gun washer machine.  Do the electronic components resist the rigors of daily use? If a few basic principles are followed, SATA DIGITAL guns are completely solvent-proof.  As a matter of fact, DIGTIAL guns are also shock-proof and explosion-proof.X» display as well as standard versions with retrofit SATA adamAll spray guns carrying this logo can be retrofitted with a SATA adam to upgrade them with a DIGITAL gauge. This encompasses all guns featuring an integrated standard air micrometer: SATAjet 3000 B and KSATAjet 2000 HVLPSATAjet RPSATAjet 1000 B, H and KSATA LM 2000 B, H and KSATAjet 100 BSATA KLCSATAjet B and GRSATAminijet 3 and 4 (only with SATA adam mini)X» 2. For Martin Schelhas, both versions are perfect to control the spray pressure during painting, while being perfectly balanced guns at the same time. In his work, Martin Shelhas has also clearly noticed the improved ergonomics and the reduced noise level. For base and clear coat, a 1.2 nozzle set-up is used to achieve finest atomisation - for larger surfaces being coated with HS/UHS materials, a 1.3 nozzle set-up is used instead to realise the required high application speed.

In his final verdict, he describes the spray fan as "simply phenomenal!"



Michael Paul

Master painter at "Autobody Centre" Wilfried Wille in Lahr, Germany

Like with older models, professional painter Michael Paul very much appreciates the uncompromising reliabilty and easy cleaning of his SATAjet 4000 B.

Especially in this respect, he sees significant improvements in the SATAjet 4000 spray gun series with the new fluid tip sealing and its extremely short air cap thread.

Its low weight and optimised ergonomics have convinced him quite as much as the fine atomisation which he considers of particular importance for the sensitive application of base coats.

"The DIGITALAll SATA high-performance spray guns which feature a digital pressure display integrated in the gun handle are classified by the term “DIGITAL”. What is pressure Indication required for? To ensure best possible colour matching, you should follow exactly the parameters recommended by the respective paint manufacturer. Among others, this includes the air inlet pressure on the spray gun. The more you deviate from the recommended pressure the more the actually achieved colour tone will deviate as well. Why should I use DIGITAL spray guns? DIGITAL paint spray guns from SATA measure the air inlet pressure on the spray gun electronically and thus accurately and also indicate it on the digital, easy-to-read display. With DIGITAL spray guns, you can be sure to reproduce precisely the required colour tone and thus avoid costly re-work. DIGITAL guns are particularly easy to handle, since they are 20% shorter and 20% lighter than the equivalent SATA spray guns with add-on manometer and micrometer. With DIGITAL spray guns, there is also no cumbersome disassembly of the manometer and the micrometer prior to cleaning of the spray gun in a gun washer machine.  Do the electronic components resist the rigors of daily use? If a few basic principles are followed, SATA DIGITAL guns are completely solvent-proof.  As a matter of fact, DIGTIAL guns are also shock-proof and explosion-proof.X» pressure indication, either integrated in the gun handle or with the SATA adamAll spray guns carrying this logo can be retrofitted with a SATA adam to upgrade them with a DIGITAL gauge. This encompasses all guns featuring an integrated standard air micrometer: SATAjet 3000 B and KSATAjet 2000 HVLPSATAjet RPSATAjet 1000 B, H and KSATA LM 2000 B, H and KSATAjet 100 BSATA KLCSATAjet B and GRSATAminijet 3 and 4 (only with SATA adam mini)X» 2, is an absolute "must" for me to achieve perfect colour match!"



Claudio Mauceri

Master painter at Reustle GmbH in Loechgau, Germany

For Claudio Mauceri, who could act as a role model for correct gun maintenance and care, there are several essential influencing factors when deciding for a spray gun.

What he likes best about his two SATAjet 4000 B RP RP is an acronym for Reduced Pressure - optimized high pressure spray guns which achieve perfect finishes as well as transfer efficiency rates exceeding 65%. RP spray guns comply with the legislation of the EU VOC directive.   Switching from high pressure technology to RP technology is easily mastered by every painter, as it will allow him to continue working "as before". SATA RP spray guns are therefore also referred to as "Super Speed" spray equipment. X» spray guns which he prefers using both for his base and his clear coat applications now is the large, yet wet spray fan with its even and fine atomisation.

The significantly lower noise development in comparison to older gun models and competition is also very positively rated by him. The low Inlet PressureThe inlet pressure on the spray gun should always be correctly adjusted. This is particularly easy with the DIGITAL technology of the SATAjet 5000 DIGITAL or with the retrofit SATA adam 2. It is also possible, however, to connect a standard air micrometer with manometer to the gun. Since pressure in combination with the supply of compressed air (air consumption) has a great influence on optimum results, you should always ensure to set the inlet pressure as recommended. You will find information on the correct pressure to be used in the paint application sheet of the paint manufacturers or on the web pages reserved for each individual SATA spray gun.X» of only 2.2 barThis is the physical unit used for the measurement of pressure in Europe. Material and air pressure are indicated in bar (1 bar = approx. 14.5 psi).X» (32 psi) considerably reduces overspray and helps achieve a uniform paint distribution.



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