Nordson Corporation, a recognized leader in powder coating technologies, introduces the new Encore Porcelain Enamel (PE) Manual System, which combines proven performance with advanced design for the high-efficiency application of porcelain-enamel powder coatings. The system incorporates an Encore PE manual gun with PowerPurge trigger, an Encore PE pump, an all-digital control unit and optional parts tray into a single unit that is easy-to-use. “The system is designed for rugged, everyday use,” explains Kelly Gregart, product line manager, Nordson Powder Coating Systems. “Incorporating the Encore PE manual spray gun, the system builds upon and enhances the proven industry-leading designs and application performance of their predecessor – Vantage PE guns.” The Encore PE spray gun has the best weight/balance combination available, at less than 711g. The manual gun offers an ergonomic design, making the painter’s job easy. In addition, the gun design optimizes the reach into part cavities, and improves maneuverability around and between densely racked parts. The PowerPurge technology is pioneered by Nordson, and is a popular feature among operators. Other features of the Encore PE manual gun include: A 100,000 kV voltage multiplier delivers first-pass transfer efficiency, surpassing previous PE generation guns. Positively retained deflector and locking pattern adjustment sleeve provides consistent, repeatable spray performance. Electrode air wash keeps the gun charging electrode clean, maximizing electrostatic charging efficiency and preventing surface finish defects. Specially engineered materials for powder contact parts maximize spray performance and wear life. Easy disassembly for routine cleaning and maintenance – completely field repairable. Robust handle, trigger and cable design. Auxiliary PowerPurge trigger cleans the powder path from the base of the handle through the nozzle, preventing internal powder build-up. Commonality of parts between the Encore PE auto and manual guns provide consistency when switching operations and minimizes inventory. As with the Encore PE guns, the Encore PE pump builds upon proven prior-generation technology for porcelain-enamel powder, with improved design for increased operating efficiency. Compared to its predecessor, the Nordson 100 Plus PE pump, the Encore PE pump delivers up to 30 percent more powder at comparable compressed air settings. The Encore PE Manual System is available in two configurations:  a 50-pound fluidized hopper mobile version to provide ease of mobility around the plant or in a rail-mount version for fixed installations. The Encore PE system is plug-and-play, requiring only few connections, such as air and power, for quick, easy set-up and installation.