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PRECISION SPRAY FROM PIZZA TO BOTTLES.

The air atomizing nozzles from the Spraying Systems Co. of Wheaton, Ill., are designed to deliver precise and consistent industrial spraying for applications ranging from bottle manufacturing to pizza making. Pressurized liquid and compressed air are fed into the nozzle, forming various spray patterns composed of droplets as small as 15 microns outside the nozzle body.

For example, a beverage bottle maker in Texas uses Spraying Systems' 1/8JJAU air atomizing nozzles. Six of them are mounted on a traverse bar to apply a wax and water coating on its bottles after molding. This coating helps prevent breakage during handling, filling, labeling, and transportation. This spray system is typically used with the SUJE compact flat spray air atomizing nozzle from Spraying Systems, which was designed to eliminate variations in liquid flow caused by fluctuations in the air line, thus providing a more precise and consistent spray.

A midwestern food processor used the system to apply a light, even coating of potassium sorbate, a mold inhibitor, to the top and bottom of packaged pizza crusts. The spraying system was equipped with regulators to adjust both air and liquid pressure, and to achieve the requisite droplet size.

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Comment:PRECISION SPRAY FROM PIZZA TO BOTTLES.
Author:Valenti, Michael
Publication:Mechanical Engineering-CIME
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Dec 1, 1999
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