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Pneumatic atomizing nozzles


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Pneumatic atomizing nozzles have two inlet media: fluid and compressed air. The air collides with the fluid, creating the smallest droplet sizes of any spray nozzle we make. Pneumatic atomizing nozzles are available in various designs to generate specific spray and flow requirements:

Mixing location
  • Internal mix
    • Air and fluid mix inside the nozzle chamber so that it leaves the orifice as an atomized fluid. Best for spraying water or other low-viscosity fluids. Normally very low flow rates.
  • External mix

    • Air and fluid mix outside the nozzle chamber. Best for higher viscous fluids that might otherwise tend to clog the nozzle. Involves somewhat higher flow rates than internal mix nozzles.
Spray pattern type
  • Full cone (round) pattern
    • Most appropriate when a compact, circular impact or a major coverage is required (such as for fluid injection into a duct or pipe).
  • Flat fan pattern
    • Most appropriate for humidifying and cooling of product, for web dampening, or for whenever a broad linear impact is required (such as applying paint or food toppings).

Feed principle

  • Pressure principle (supply from a pressurized source)
    • Most common form of feed principle. Metered air is input into the nozzle along with the inlet fluid. Pressure can be adjusted as needed for flow or atomization requirements.
  • Gravity principle (supply located above the nozzle)
    • Can be used when compressed air is not available or very low pressure is required. Only pressure involved is that of gravity feeding the fluid from the source to the nozzle. For very low flow rates.
  • Siphon principle (self-aspirating; supply located below the nozzle)
    • Can also be used when compressed air is not available or when inlet air pressure is not a requirement. Only pressure is from a siphon force which draws the liquid up from its source to the nozzle. For very low flow rates.
Lechler manufactures three different types of pneumatic atomizing nozzles:
  • AirMist (Series 136) – These nozzles have two inlets – one for liquid and one for air. They come in either flat fan or full cone (round) patterns and are either internal or external mix. They are designed for spraying water-like or moderate viscosity fluids. A number of different attachments are available for the AirMist which can help control nozzle performance.
  • ViscoMist (Series 176) – These nozzles come in three different varieties, each with a different number of inlets. The more inlets, the greater the control over the spray performance. All ViscoMist nozzles are external mix and have their own pneumatic valve which control the on-off operation of the nozzle. As its name suggestions, ViscoMist nozzles are designed to spray more viscous fluids, such as oils and syrups. The different models of ViscoMists are:
    • Body 2 – Contains three inlet connections: one for liquid and two for air. One of the air inlets controls both atomizing (droplet size) and fan (shape of spray) air; the other controls on-off operation.
    • Body 4 – Contains four inlet connections: one for liquid and three for air. One air inlet controls atomizing air, one controls fan air, and the third controls on-off operation.
    • Body 5 – Contains five inlet connections: two for liquid (to inject two separate liquids or recirculate one liquid) and three for air. One air inlet controls atomizing air, one controls fan air, and the third controls on-off operation.
  • Full cone siphon nozzle (Series 140) – This nozzle creates very fine droplets with very low flow rates. It operates under the siphon principle, meaning that it aspirates fluid which is located beneath the level of the nozzle. It is an internal mix nozzle with its own integrated regulating device for operation.
Please note that one option of the AirMist line is Series 166. This series is an assembly of any basic AirMist nozzle along with an attached solenoid which can electronically activate the nozzle from a remote location.

General applications for pneumatic atomizing nozzles include:
  • Cooling
  • Coating
  • Humidifying
  • Lubricating
  • Web dampening

 

The Lechler family of Pneumatic atomizing nozzles:

Series 136.1 AirMist, Full cone, pressure principle, internal mixing

Series 136.1 AirMist, Full cone, pressure principle, internal mixing

Description

  • Fine full cone atomization and fogging with air or gas
  • Liquid pressure principle
  • Internal mixing of fluids

Standard Materials

  • 303SS and Nickel-plated brass

Applications

  • Humidification
  • Air washing
  • Dust collectors
  • Tunnel coolers
  • Pasteurizer cooling lines

Standard Connections

  • 1/4” female NPT for each inlet (air and liquid)

LechlerUS-Shop:/PDF/lg.gif  Product overview / technical data: 136.1 AirMist Atomizing Nozzle (PDF)


Series 136.2 AirMist, Full cone, pressure principle, internal mixing

Series 136.2 AirMist, Full cone, pressure principle, internal mixing

Description

  • Fine, full cone atomization and fogging with air or gas
  • Especially wide spray angle at 60°

Standard Materials

  • 303SS and Nickel-plated brass

Applications

  • Humidification
  • Cooling
  • Coating
  • Lubrication of equipment

Standard Connections

  • 1/4” female NPT for each inlet (air and liquid)

LechlerUS-Shop:/PDF/lg.gif  Product overview / technical data: 136.2 AirMist Atomizing Nozzle (PDF)


Series 136.3 AirMist, Full cone, siphon principle, external mixing

Series 136.3 AirMist, Full cone, siphon principle, external mixing

Description

  • Particularly fine full cone atomization with air or gas
  • Siphon principle
  • External mixing of fluids

Standard Materials

  • 303SS and Nickel-plated brass

Applications

  • Humidification
  • Cooling
  • Coating

Standard Connections

  • 1/4” female NPT for each inlet (air and liquid)

LechlerUS-Shop:/PDF/lg.gif  Product overview / technical data: 136.3 AirMist Atomizing Nozzle (PDF)


Series 136.4 AirMist, Flat fan, pressure principle, internal mixing

Series 136.4 AirMist, Flat fan, pressure principle, internal mixing

Description

  • Particularly fine flat fan atomization with air or gas
  • Liquid pressure principle
  • Internal mixing of fluids

Standard Materials

  • 303SS and Nickel-plated brass

Applications

  • Humidification
  • Cooling
  • Coating
  • Web dampening

Standard Connections

  • 1/4” female NPT for each inlet (air and liquid)

LechlerUS-Shop:/PDF/lg.gif Product overview / technical data: 136.4 AirMist Atomizing Nozzle (PDF)


Series 136.5 AirMist, Flat fan, siphon principle, internal mixing

Series 136.5 AirMist, Flat fan, siphon principle, internal mixing

Description

  • Particularly fine flat fan atomization with air or gas
  • Siphon principle
  • Internal mixing of fluids

Standard Materials

  • 303SS and Nickel-plated brass

Applications

  • Humidification
  • Cooling
  • Coating

Standard Connections

  • 1/4” female NPT for each inlet (air and liquid)

LechlerUS-Shop:/PDF/lg.gif  Product overview / technical data: 136.5 AirMist Atomizing Nozzle (PDF)


Series 136.6 AirMist, Flat fan, pressure principle, external mixing

Series 136.6 AirMist, Flat fan, pressure principle, external mixing
Description
  • Fine flat fan atomization with air or gas
  • Liquid pressure principle
  • External mixing of fluids
 Standard Materials
  • 303SS and Nickel-plated brass
Applications
  • Humidification
  • Cooling
  • Coating
  • Web moistening
Standard Connections
  • 1/4” female NPT for each inlet (air and liquid)

Series 166.1 AirMist Full cone, pressure principle, internal mixing

Series 166.1 AirMist Full cone, pressure principle, internal mixing

Description

  • Version with magnetic valve
  • Fine full cone atomization and fogging with air or gas
  • Liquid pressure principle
  • Internal mixing fluids

Standard Materials

  • 303SS and Nickel-plated brass

Applications

  • Humidification of air
  • Cooling

Standard Connections

  • 1/4" female NPT for each inlet (air and liquid)

LechlerUS-Shop:/PDF/lg.gif Product overview / technical data: 166.1 AirMist Atomizing Nozzle (PDF)


Series 166.2 AirMist Full cone, pressure principle, internal mixing

Series 166.2 AirMist Full cone, pressure principle, internal mixing

Description

  • Version with magnetic valve
  • Fine full cone atomization and fogging with air or gas
  • Especially wide spray angle of 60°
  • Pressure principle
  • Internal mixing fluids

Standard Materials

  • 303SS and Nickel-plated brass

Applications

  • Humidification of air
  • Cooling

Standard Connections

  • 1/4" female NPT for each inlet (air and liquid)

LechlerUS-Shop:/PDF/lg.gif Product overview / technical data: 166.2 AirMist Atomizing Nozzle (PDF)


Series 166.4 AirMist Flat fan, pressure principle, internal mixing

Series 166.4 AirMist Flat fan, pressure principle, internal mixing

Description

  • Version with magnetic valve
  • Particularly fine flat fan atomization with air or gas
  • Siphon principle
  • Internal mixing fluids

Standard Materials

  • 303SS and Nickel-plated brass

Applications

  • Web dampening
  • Cooling
  • Humidification of goods

Standard Connections

  • 1/4" female NPT for each inlet (air and liquid)

LechlerUS-Shop:/PDF/lg.gif Product overview / technical data: 166.4 AirMist Atomizing Nozzle (PDF)


Series 166.6 AirMist Flat fan, pressure principle, external mixing

Series 166.6 AirMist Flat fan, pressure principle, external mixing

Description

  • Version with magnetic valve
  • Fine flat fan atomization with air or gas
  • Liquid pressure principle
  • External mixing of fluids

Standard Materials

  • 303SS and Nickel-plated brass

Applications

  • Web dampening
  • Cooling
  • Humidification of goods
  • Atomization of viscous liquids

Standard Connections

  • 1/4" female NPT for each inlet (air and liquid)

LechlerUS-Shop:/PDF/lg.gif Product overview / technical data: 166.6 AirMist Atomizing Nozzle (PDF)


Accessories for the AirMist pneumatic atomizing nozzles Series 136

Accessories for the AirMist pneumatic atomizing nozzles Series 136
  • Pneumatic valve – Connects to separate air inlet; controls on/off operation and clean-out; opening pressure: 30 psi; externally controlled
  • Quick-cleaning device – Cleans orifice with push button pin; manually controlled
  • Regulating device and shut-off needle – Shuts off flow and controls liquid supply; manually operated
  • Regulating device with quick-cleaning needle – Combines orifice cleaning with liquid flow control; manually operated

Series 176 ViscoMist

Series 176 ViscoMist

Description

  • Creates fine atomization of more viscous fluids
  • External mix only
  • Independent control of on-off, atomization, and/or spray shape is available
  • Ability to feed with two liquid fluids or recirculate the same fluid is available

Standard Materials

  •  316SS and Nickel-plated brass

Applications

  • Lubricating with heavy oils
  • Even coating of one food product upon another

Standard Connections

  • 1/8” female NPT for each inlet (air and liquid)

LechlerUS-Shop:/PDF/lg.gif  Product overview / technical data: Series 176 ViscoMist Pneumatic Atomizing Nozzles (PDF)


Series 140 Pneumatic Atomizing Nozzle

Series 140 Pneumatic Atomizing Nozzle

Description

  • Extremely fine full cone atomization
  • Siphon principle
  • Internal mixing of fluids
  • Integrated regulating device

Standard Materials

  • Brass

Applications

  • Lubrication
  • Cooling
  • Humidification of air

Standard Connections

  • M8x0.75

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