Understanding Spray Tan System Specifications

Reviews, Technical, Tips--Tricks

September 16th, 2015 by Adore

For years consumers have believed that wattage is the one key indicator that they should be looking at when it comes to the strength of a spray tan system’s motor.. Somewhere along the way we have lost track of what specifications we should really be looking at and what it is they actually entail.

The truth is, the wattage of a spray tan system actually refers to the motor’s power consumption. A Spray System that is higher in wattage doesn’t necessarily correlate to its power, if anything the higher the wattage is,  the more electricity it is consuming; this is not something that solely impacts the motor’s overall performance.

It is imperative that when assessing spray tan machines we consider all the relevant product specifications. Airflow is an important product specification to acknowledge when deciding which spray system to purchase. Measured in cubic feet per minute (CFM), it is the force of this airflow which affects the system’s overall performance.

Another influential factor is the Revolutions Per Minute (RPM). The RPM measures the number of full rotations completed in one minute around a fixed axis  (in reference to the motor).

Lastly, take note of the spray tan system features. Consider what is it exactly that you are looking for in a system:

Heat – Does the spray system have a heat function? The heat function is suitable  for drying off clients at the end each spray session. Simply remove the applicator, and dry off with the hose.

Customisation – Look into whether the turbine you’re researching  comes with a variable air flow; this allows you to control the airflow when required. In addition to this, it is vital that your spray applicator has a solution dial as this adjusts the amount of solution that passes through the applicator. Together, the variable airflow and solution dial enable the technician to adjust the settings accordingly, as different spray tan solutions may require altered settings in order to attain the desired results. Customisation is the key!

Quality – The quality of a spray tan system is an integral factor. Quality can be partially determined by the length of warranty. Does the spray tan system come with a one year warranty? Take into account the materials the system is built with, and the quality of fit and finish.

Maintenance  – Is the system easy to maintain? There is no point in purchasing a system that is going to be difficult to clean and maintain. Look into whether the spray system comes with a filtration feature and what maintenance steps are required.

Portable – Take note of how much the spray system weighs and if there are carry handles. Think about whether you will require something that will be easily transportable if you’re offering a mobile service.

Noise – Noise is also an important factor to take into consideration. Measured in decibels, a high quality spray tan system will operate at levels that are quite comfortable. In order for us to get a better indication of decibels as a measurement, let’s look at comparisons; an inside conversation is rated at 50dB, a garbage truck is rated at 80dB and a lawnmower is at 100dB. Think about your spray tan set up. Is it located in a day spa where you will have to be mindful of other relaxation therapies that require low noise levels? Are you a mobile technician who doesn’t really deem noise to be an influential issue?

Spray Tan Pattern – Ensure the applicators have an adjustable spray tan nozzle. This enables the technician to adjust the applicator to a horizontal or vertical setting depending on the direction they wish to spray. Also think about whether you would prefer a narrow or wider spray tan pattern. A narrow spray provides a very direct and controlled spray – with minimal chance of overspray, whereas a wider spray tan pattern enables faster application; it all comes down to the technicians preferred preference of spraying.