air cap

air cap

[′er ‚kap]
(mechanical engineering)
A device used in thermal spraying which directs the air pattern for purposes of atomization.
References in periodicals archive ?
The series set-ups, which feature a new air cap with high-impingement fan jets and a reduced surface area, are able to perform the same spray applications for longer with less overall product accumulation and without clogging.
An air cap, as shown in Figure 2, with precisely sized and located holes allows air to interact with the paint fluid to control the atomization and the pattern of the paint droplets.
Available with HVLP or Trans-Tech air cap technologies, the Compact MINI is suitable for solvent- and water-based paints, as well as stains and varnishes, inks and dyes, and Lacquers.
It involves a meteorological occurrence called 'thermal inversion' whereby a warm air cap forms over Cairo.
Navy and Marine Corps would presumably have to occupy the neck of Iranian territory opposite the strait to keep artillery and missile launchers far away and maintain an air cap over the strait to drive off any attacking Iranian aircraft.
Spray fittings consist of an air manifold, air cap, and retaining ring.
Pertinent Data: The 782RA uses low volume, low pressure air and a rotating air cap to achieve 360-degree coverage while avoiding mist or overspray.
Nordson EFD s 782RA Radial Spray valve is a precision spray valve that produces a narrow radial output ideal for coating the interiors of cylinders using a rotating air cap.
Most HVLP guns require 40 psi or more at the gun inlet to produce 10 psi at the air cap.
Its advanced air cap gasket design features separate atomising air and fan air lines to allow the precise setting of both droplet size and spray pattern.
Note: Determine if the obstruction is on the air cap or the fluid tip.