The key points in industrial coating products are quality and repeatability. Anest Iwata has always created the ideal spray guns, adapted to diverse applications, and evolving paints. Now, they have developed the new WIDER1 and WIDER2 models, which go further than ever in their pursuit of these key points. Their spray guns have penetrated the market around the world since the W-200 made its debut 22 years ago, and the W-101 14 years ago. They have distilled this experience and expertise they accumulated over those years into this new WIDER model.
Ergonomic design with the focus on functionality
In the course of applying an ergonomic design throughout, the designers also achieved 5 grams of weight reduction. Every knob is tapered with deeper grooves, providing a surer grip for easier fine adjustments. They also built in a bushing into the back of the needle valve spring to make paint output adjustment smoother. The tip of the trigger has a smoother shape, for easier operation when applying lower paint volumes.
New models make maintenance easier
The new WIDER is designed for easier maintenance. The thread pitch of the cap was changed from 1.0 mm to 1.5 mm so that it could be screwed on with 1.5 turns, which is half as many as before. Also, the back end of the needle valve is reshaped to make it easier to remove and attach. By adding straight threadless sections to the air and fluid nipples, they made it easier to attach the connectors.
Linear response pattern adjustment set
The previous pattern adjustment set reached around 45% of full pattern width with 1 turn, around 80% with 1.5 turns, and almost 100% nearly fully open with 2 turns. Their newly developed pattern adjustment set now provides around 35% with 1 turn, around 50% with 1.5 turns, and around 75% with 2 turns. This linear response to adjustment is intuitively easier to operate.
Revised air valve seat sets for a more consistent installation
Previous air valve seat sets consisted of a combination of large and small orifices in the air channel, so installing it into place could produce differences in air volume due to its' position. This difference could potentially influence paint output and pattern width. They revised the design for the new WIDER, making the orifices much larger and more uniform so that installing the air valve seat set in produces more repeatable results. That enables more consistent application.