Product News: Material Handling & Storage

Airless Sprayers come in electric and gas versions.

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Press Release Summary:

February 26, 2014 - Handling range of tip sizes, hose lengths, and coatings for small residential/repainting contractors, Standard series delivers durability and reliable performance via Advantage™ Drive System, consistent spray fan without pressure fluctuations, Endurance™ pump, MaxPower brushless DC motor (electric models) or Honda engine (gas models), and ruggedized cart design. ProContractor and IronMan series, also available, incorporate further features for large residential and commercial contractors.

Graco, Inc.

P.O. Drawer 1441, Minneapolis, MN, 55440, USA

Original Press Release

Graco Launches New Series of Electric and Gas Airless Sprayers

Press release date: February 17, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS--Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG), a leading manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, has revolutionized the airless spraying industry with the creation of three new series of electric and gas paint and texture sprayers built specifically to address how contractors work and what types of jobs they most often tackle.

Loaded with features that make spraying easier, faster, and more productive, the Standard, ProContractor, and IronMan series of sprayers deliver unmatched durability and performance.

The Standard Series is designed for small residential and repainting contractors who demand everyday reliability. Graco’s Standard Series sprayers deliver durability and performance time after time. They handle the widest range of tip sizes, longer hose lengths, and heavier coatings with ease. In addition, they come outfitted with:

Advantage™ Drive System – runs quiet and is guaranteed for life
SmartControl™ 3.0 Pressure Control – delivers a consistent spray fan without pressure fluctuations, while the ProGuard™ Sprayer Protection System guards against bad or extreme jobsite power conditions
Endurance™ Pump – lasts twice as long as the next leading brand
MaxPower Brushless DC Motor – guaranteed for life (electric models)
Honda Engines – delivers contractor preferred reliability (gas models)
Rugged Cart Design – chrome over steel for years of durability
Easy Out™ Pump Filter – less mess when changing or cleaning the filter
Heavy-Duty Prime Valve – maintenance-free design withstands high pressure dumping

The ProContractor Series is built for large residential and commercial contractors who need to get more work done in a day. With features that enable contractors to work more efficiently and get in, out, and on to the next job site faster, ProContractor sprayers have all Standard Series features, plus:

QuikReel™ Hose Reel – spool up to 300 ft of hose quickly without twists, kinks or coils
Ready To Spray – a total of 100 ft of hose and gun already installed
ProConnect™ 2 Pump Installation and Removal System – change out the pump for a spare in seconds using no tools; keeps the sprayer on the jobsite, not in the shop
LED Display – bright easy-to-read screen shows pressure, job/lifetime/gallon counter and self diagnostics
FastFlush™ Pump Cleaning System – cleans the unit up to four times faster using only half the water
WatchDog™ Pump Protection System – prevents pump damage when paint runs out or a hose breaks
On-Board Toolbox – save time by never again searching for tips, filters, and tools
The IronMan Series is designed for ultimate power, durability, and capability. From its MaxLife® pump, to its roll cage frame, IronMan sprayers are built for the contractor who routinely tackles large commercial and industrial jobs in extremely challenging environments. In addition to all the features of the Standard Series, IronMan sprayers include:

MaxLife Extreme Duty Pump – runs six times longer between repacks
Ceramic and Stainless Steel Ball Sets – provides maximum versatility no matter the material you’re spraying
ProConnect 2 Pump Installation and Removal System – change out the pump for a spare in seconds using no tools; keeps the sprayer on the jobsite, not in the shop
Roll Cage Frame – withstands rugged environments and protects critical components
LED Display – bright easy-to-read screen shows pressure, job/lifetime/gallon counter and self diagnostics
Flat-Proof Tires – roll through the worst jobsite debris without ever going flat
FastFlush Pump Cleaning System – cleans the unit up to four times faster using only half the water
WatchDog – Pump Protection System prevents pump damage when paint runs out or a hose breaks
Additional 50 ft of Hose – work farther away from the sprayer when needed

For additional information on Graco’s three new series of gas and electric airless sprayers and their many features, as well as other Graco spraying products and accessories, visit www.graco.com.

ABOUT GRACO

Graco Inc. supplies technology and expertise for the management of fluids and coating in both industrial and commercial applications. It designs, manufactures and markets systems and equipment to move, measure, control, dispense, and spray fluid materials. A recognized leader in its specialties, Minneapolis-based Graco serves customers around the world in the manufacturing, processing, construction, and maintenance industries. For additional information about Graco Inc., please visit us at www.graco.com or on Twitter @GracoInc.

Contacts
Graco Inc.
Media Contact:
Todd Safgren, 612-623-6734
Todd_T_Safgren@graco.com
or
Investor Contact:
James. A. Graner, 612-623-6635

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