I am having a Kremlin setup demoed in my shop next week. What should I be asking, what model, what options, etc.? I normally run two guys full time in the finish area. They do not do prep sanding, only sealer sanding, glazing, etc.
From contributor P:
Kremlin makes a machine (Cylclomix) that mixes the catalyst and finish automatically, but with the pumps to run it, it costs as much as a nice car. Not sure if that's something you're interested in. But if all you spray is catalyzed finishes, and production is high enough, it will reduce costs from waste and time spent mixing your finishes.
The 10-14 pump is probably what the rep will demo and it's a very nice piece of equipment. It sprays very well with minimal overspray. I added a gravity cup option to mine (see picture below) which comes in really handy any time you're only spraying a small amount at a time (a pint up to a gallon). That way you can mix up just enough finish for the task at hand and there won't be any waste. Using the 5 gallon pail siphon hose makes it difficult to mix and spray small quantities without a fair amount of waste.
For tips, you get an 09-094 with the gun and it sprays 10 oz per min at 500 PSI with a 9" fan width. After getting comfortable with using the pump, I switched to the 12-156 tip, which sprays 12 oz per minute with a 13" fan. There's a wide range of tips to choose from to match the material you're spraying as well as the speed you want to spray at. If you're doing a lot of large flat work, a wider tip with more fluid flow will allow you to move faster.