IPG-8000 is widely used and has become a best seller in the industry. The machine is a superbly designed and engineered gelcoat machine that eliminates the “bucket and brush” in hand lay up that not only minimises fumes, it will improve working conditions considerably. Using advanced and proven techniques, the machine is easy and safe to handle with simple controls for straightforward operation. An exact gelcoat to catalyst ratio is provided with Aplicator’s unique, infinitely adjustable catalyst slave pump and internal mixing of gelcoat and catalyst in a static mixer ensures there is thorough blending of the components.
Aplicator’s IPG-8000 machine works with an air driven dual- acting piston pump, both for the gelcoat and the catalyst. Manufactured from stainless steel, the catalyst pump incorporates a pressure gauge and pressure relief valve and is synchronised with the gelcoat pump shaft for precise delivery of catalyst. Consequently, it is independent of variations in air supply or material viscosity. Catalyst volumes are easily adjusted by a hand wheel, which changes the stroke length of the catalyst pump. The mixing ratios are continuously variable. Catalyst is pumped directly from the original container. Gelcoat is usually pumped from a 25-litre pail, but can also be pumped from a 200-litre drum, a bulk container or a fixed storage tank. Components are mixed internally in a static mixer before being pumped through a single hose to the well balanced, compact spray gun with built-in swivel for improved versatility. As there is no handling of gelcoat or catalyst in open containers, the working environment will be cleaner and safer. To facilitate degassing and function checks the machine is additionally equipped with a unique recirculation system for the catalyst and gelcoat plus a pneumatically operated solvent pump for ease of cleaning.
Aplicator have used the method of internal mixing of gelcoat and catalyst for several years, which has proved to be the best method of obviating problems that can occur with incomplete mixing.
Cleaning the spray gun after use is easily achieved using the built-in, pneumatically operated flushing pump. With no manual handling of potentially hazardous solvents, simply pressing the flush button on the pump automatically flushes the static mixer, hose and spray gun.
The machine showed on the overleaf might have extra equipment, modifications might have been made since the brochures were printed.
Catalyst slave pump for exact catalyst to gelcoat ratio
Continuously adjustable catalyst ratio
Recirculation of gelcoat and catalyst
Pneumatic, push button operated solvent pump
Even flow of catalysed material
Easy to operate
Wheeled chassis for full mobility
Light weight airless spray gun
Full finger trigger on spray gun
Air supply: 6 Bar (90 psi)
Air consumption: 120litres/litre output
Capacity: Up to 12 litres/min, depending on viscosity, hose length/diameter and nozzle orifice. Normal volumes are generally in the region of 1 litre / min
Max. working pressure: 108 Bar (1620 psi)
Pressure ratio: 18:1
Viscosity: The nozzle orifice, pressure and spray distance must harmonize with the viscosity and thixotrophy of the gelcoat used
Mixing ratio: Continuously variable between 0.8 and 4.0 %
Hose length: Standard lenght 10m
Weight of spray gun: 900g
Total weight: Approx. 85 kg