Air atomising pattern nozzlesAir atomising nozzles

Whilst not strictly a spray pattern, air atomising nozzles have many unique spray properties which means this family of versatile nozzles need their own section on our website.

Parts-diagram-iconHWS user & installation manual The air atomising process

In direct pressure nozzles the fluid is broken up (atomised) into droplets by either impact on a surface or by the shearing force caused by passing the liquid through a shaped orifice.  In both cases the energy required for the atomisation comes from the potential energy of the fluid itself.  Essentially the energy available for atomisation is a function of fluid pressure.

In air atomising nozzles pressurised air (or other gas) is used to impact upon the fluid being sprayed.  The impact of the gas causes the fluid to break apart into a fine spray.  This means that the energy required for atomisation is no longer dependent on fluid pressure because of which very fine sprays can be produced at low fluid pressures.  This allows for very fine, low volume sprays to be delivered.

Controlled spraying

The presence of pressurised air means a greater degree of control can be exerted over the spray.  By varying air pressure the shape and level of atomisation can be changed without affecting fluid pressure. The SAM advanced air atomising nozzle takes this control a step further by introducing two separate air feeds, one controls the spray pattern and the other controls the atomisation.  Further levels of control can be achieved by using the air feed to rapidly shut off spraying.  If linked to a suitable control system, air atomising nozzles can be made to rapidly shut on and off many times a second.  This allows for very precise spraying.


Air atomsing nozzle variants

Details on the different types of air atomising nozzles in the SNP range can be found by clicking on the items in the blue menu to the right hand side of this page.  Or direct links to the datasheets can be accessed by clicking on the boxes below.


XApr air atomising, full cone internal mix Air atomising Hollow Cone Nozzle Flat Fan, Air atomising, Internal mix nozzle (XApf) XAsr air atomising, full cone, internal mix narrow spray angle nozzle XAer air atomising , full cone, external mix, narrow spray angle nozzle XAer full cone external mix air atomising nozzle Siphon fed flat fan air atomising nozzle  Air atomising Hollow Cone Nozzle Extra Wide Angle half inch pipe air atomising nozzles Spiral air, 3 stage air atomising high flow rate nozzle SAM Air Atomising Nozzle 

XA Series FAQ

The XA series of air atomising nozzles is a modular system that can be configured to deliver a variety of different spray patterns.  A handy PDF answering common questions on this nozzle system can be accessed by clicking on the button below.

Air atomising nozzle FAQ

Air atomising nozzle videos

  • Air atomising pressure fed narrow full cone nozzle (XAPR 150A)
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  • Air atomising, flat fan, external mix nozzle (XAEF 350E)
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  • Air atomising narrow full cone nozzle (XAAD 150A)
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Air atomising nozzle variants

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