Graco offers highly versatile line painting machines
Peter Thomassen from GRACO, with new painting machines offering additional versatility.
Line painting equipment specialist Graco is offering versatile new line painting technology with its latest LineLazer and ThermoLazer variants. The new LineLazer IV250DC has been improved so that it can spray two colours simultaneously.
Peter Thomassen is in charge of product marketing and said: “With the first model you only had one pump so you could only spray one colour. For this one we added a second pump and split the hopper in two, so you can put two colours in there. It’s aimed at municipalities that want to paint dual colours or for use on airports.”
The machine reduces the time needed for painting as the equipment can spray two colours at once. This allows airports to spray black alongside the white to highlight runway markings, or means that parking firms can have two colours for denoting special areas. Thomassen said, “You need some practice to set the sprayers up as you don’t want to overlap the colours.”
A new control panel allows the operator to program the machine so that it will automatically apply striping or paint to a specified thickness, while the machine has twin bead tanks for reflective bead application. The self-propelled machine features a hydrostatic drive with power from a Honda EngiNe and Thomassen said: “You can stand on it and drive the unit.”
Also new from the company is the low cost ThermoLazer 200TC, which broadens the firm’s range of thermoplastic striping machines. Developed as a more basic alternative to the existing thermoplastic application equipment, the machine has a 90kg thermoplastic hopper as well as a gravity feed bead tank.