Advance Technology Proportioner Saves Customers up to 80 Percent in
Solvent and Mixed Material Waste
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 23, 2013--
Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) announced today that it is introducing a new
positive displacement proportioner, the ProMix PD2K. This breakthrough
proportioner mixes materials physically closer to the gun so the flush
zone is significantly smaller than traditional systems. This allows
end-users to use less paint, while reducing disposal costs. At the same
time, it facilitates faster color changes. Since the ProMix PD2k reduces
the amount of mixed material in the system, it works well for short pot
life materials. It is also compatible with acid-based materials.
“The ProMix PD2k is an exciting new technology,” said Blake Erickson,
Senior Product Marketing Manager. “Our customers were looking for ways
to increase efficiency in their plants, and by moving the mixing point
closer to the gun, it is possible to reduce solvent use and mixed
material waste by up to 80 percent compared to traditional electronic
The ProMix PD2K Proportioner was developed using 100 percent positive
displacement technology that produces accurate mix ratios (within 1
percent accuracy) and more consistent pump performance. Because the
ProMix PD2K can be equipped with either two or four dosing pumps, it can
manage up to 30 colors and four catalysts. It also allows customers to
proportion both epoxy and urethane using one system, rather than using
multiple units to achieve the same result.
"This proportioner is very easy to set up and maintain. It handles
various inbound pressures and viscosities without touchy fine-tuning,"
said Erickson. "And unlike gear pumps, the ProMix PD2K has positive
displacement precision dosing pumps that do not require factory rebuilds
and can be serviced in the field in less than 20 minutes."
The ProMix PD2K was awarded the Visionary New Product Award by the
Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS) at the AWFS
Fair in July. The award recognized Graco for its product innovation,
quality and ingenuity in the Green/Environmental Category for its new
ProMix PD2K Positive Displacement Proportioner. This was one of 66
woodworking products entered to win this prestigious award.
Graco Inc. supplies technology and expertise for the management of
fluids and coating in both industrial and commercial applications. It
designs, manufactures and markets systems and equipment to move,
measure, control, dispense and spray fluid materials. A recognized
leader in its specialties, Minneapolis-based Graco serves customers
around the world in the manufacturing, processing, construction, and
maintenance industries. For additional information about Graco Inc.,
please visit us at www.graco.com.
Source: Graco Inc.
Carrie Cotch, 612-623-6460