Line Striper Glossary of Terms
|Here are some terms commonly used with
sprayers and in the airless spray painting industry.
What it Means
|Auto-Layout System||Eliminates the hassle of laying out parking stalls and pre-marking road
For more LineLazer Auto-Layout info
|Dead band||This is the area in time between pulling the trigger on the spray gun
and the pump staring to pump again. Most mechanical pressure controls allow about a
300 psi drop in pressure before turning the pump on. Graco's SmartControl is an electronic
pressure control that reduces this pressure drop to about 50psi. The second generation,
Smart Control 2.0, reduces this even further to a near zero dead band.
The dead-band results in a fading spray fan followed by a burst to the full, set pressure. The dead-band is more noticeable when spraying thinner materials and/or at lower pressures. The EPC gives a more consistent and even fan pattern and eliminates a few moving parts which can result in less long-term maintenance costs.
|Endurance Piston Pump||Piston pumps allow for consistent priming and pumping of even the heaviest materials. The endurance piston pump comes on almost all Graco LineLazer's|
|Flex Plus Gun||Gun that comes standard with Graco LineLazer stripers. Gun is unique, because as with Graco's Silver plus gun, there is no in handle filter. To see or buy a Flex Plus Gun|
|Light Kit||The term light kit refers to a LineLazer Accessory that provides increased visibility in low-light conditions, and especially useful for night striping. More about the LineLazer Light Kit|
|LineDriver||Converts your LineLazer striper machine to a rideable unit which can
double production and accuracy while reducing operator fatigue.
For more information, picture of Graco LineDriver
|LineLazer||LineLazer's are Graco Line Striping sprayers. They are known throughout the industry as being top of the line in the|
|Line Striper Tips||Specifically designed for line striping machines. Creates
clean, laser-sharp lines with no fuzzy edges. LineLazer tips are rated from 6" from
the ground, not 12" like most other Graco Tips
For more information, see LineLazer Tip Information
|Spray Tip||The final piece of the spray equipment that the coating material passes
through and normally causing atomization which creates a spray from the liquid. Different
tip orifices mixed with various pressures atomize the material in numerous ways creating
a wide range application scenarios.
More about sprayer tip sizes
|Throat Seal Liquid||Liquid compound that is placed in a small cup that surrounds the top
of the pump rod to keep the packings wet and lubricated and also keeps overspray, that
may come in contact with the rod, from sticking to it and causing damage to the packings.
Buy Throat Seal Liquid
|Vibration Reduction System||New system on most LineLazer models which helps to remove engine vibration, which results in 60% less vibration at the spray tip.|
|Viscosity||A measurement of the resistance of a liquid to deform and/or break / shear apart under stress. Most people think of this as thickness or thinness. There are many ways to measure viscosity, The Zahn Cup is probably the most recognized device and method as well as accurate.|