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Choosing the Right Apollo Turbine Sprayer System for your Application!

APOLLO SPRAYERS, INC started marketing their HVLP spray finishing technology in the United States in 1976, and was manufacturing 100% of their systems in California by 1990. Today they continue to focus on the manufacturing and marketing of HVLP turbine spray finishing and spray tanning technologies. Worldwide APOLLO HVLP technology is used in the following industries: Aerospace, Automotive, Fine Art Printing, Industrial, Marine, Contractor Painting, Tanning, Tub & Ceramic, and Wood Finishing.

We feel strongly about their current HVLP turbine packages finishing performance after independent beta testing using high solids, high viscosity water-base coatings. Their ETL listed HVLP turbine units provided a class A finish and offer 21st Century features and benefits across all of their HVLP Turbine Series which are welcomed by the; DIY, Hobbyist, and Professional Finisher. Even their entry level 3-stage packages will provide a Class A finish when spraying water-base lacquers and polyurethanes. All turbines are standard with aluminum housing multi-stage turbines and all contain ball bearings. There are No bronze bushings or plastic turbine housings used in an APOLLO finishing turbine package. We rate their instruction and service manual as some of the most complete in the finishing industry.

APOLLO designed and manufacturers their professional series die-cast aluminum A7500, E7500GTO, and 5000 series guns in either Non-bleeder or Bleeder air atomization. These guns and quart cups are 100% compatible with water-base coatings when provided with their A5251T quart pressure cup or 3M PPS system.

POWER PRECISION and PRODUCTION series Turbo-Spray systems are eligible for an additional FULL 1 year warranty by registering online within 30 days of purchase with proof of purchase.

FINISH SYSTEMS is an APOLLO Distributor for only the United States market and committed to providing a FULL SERVICE spray finishing resource for APOLLO equipment, parts, systems, repair services, and technical advice. Below are charts to quickly analyze and compare data and specifications to help size the APOLLO-HVLP Turbine and gun package for your needs.

Precision Series

Power Series

Eco Series

Tanning Series


APOLLO HVLP Setups (Turbine Packages)

Recommended Turbine Models Fluid Nozzles, Needle Assemblies, Air Caps, & Viscosity
ECO-3 ECO-4 ECO-5 POWER-3 POWER-4 POWER-5 PRECISION-5 Tip/Needle Size Application Viscosity Zahn #2 Air Cap
Air Cap
(High Solids)
        Yes Yes Yes 0.8mm (.031) Automotive Basecoats & Clearcoats.   B-HS  
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 0.8mm (.031) Inks, Dyes, Stains, Alcohol, Schellac, extremely thin viscosity fluids, Water based finishes. 16 seconds A  
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 1.0mm (.039) General purpose, thin lacquers, thin enamels, Water based finishes, Polyurethane, Automotive, Marine, Airplane finishes. 16-18 seconds B  
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 1.3mm (.051) Same as 1.0mm above except slightly higher viscosity. 17-20 seconds B  
  Yes Yes   Yes Yes Yes 1.5mm (.059) Catalized lacquers, Conversion Varnish, Primers, Automotive, Marine, Airplane finishes, Varnish, Medium Viscosity Industrial Coatings, Urethanes, Enamels. 18-24 seconds B B-HS
  Yes Yes   Yes Yes Yes 1.8mm (.070) Same as 1.5mm above except slightly higher viscosity. 20-28 seconds C C-HS
    Yes     Yes Yes 2.0mm (.079) Thinned Latex, Multi-spec, Heavy Primers, Butyrate, nitrate dope, High Viscosity Industrial Coatings and Zolatone. 24-35 seconds C C-HS
    Yes     Yes Yes 2.5mm (.098) Thinned latex paint, Multi-spec, Solvent adhesives, Gel-coat, Polyester, Wax based strippers. 35+ seconds D D-HS

APOLLO HVLP Turbine Features and Specifications

Turbo-Spray Stages 3 4 5 3 3 4 5 5
* Standard Spray Gun Type (Top or Bottom Feed) Non-Bleeder Non-Bleeder Non-Bleeder Non-Bleeder Non-Bleeder Non-Bleeder Non-Bleeder Non-Bleeder
Atomizing Air Apressure Range (psi) (Bar) 7 psi 9 psi 9.5 psi 7 psi 2.0 - 7.0 psi
.14-.48 Bar
9 psi
.62 Bar
9.5 psi
.7 Bar
2.0 - 9.5 psi
.14 - .66 Bar
Variable Atomizing Pressure & LCD Display (PPCS®) No No No No Yes No No Yes
Throttle Back Control (TBC) No No No No Yes No No Yes
Hi-Lo PSI Switch No No No No No No Yes No
Over Temp. Warning No No No No Yes No No Yes
Hour Meter No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Air Volume (CFM) 115 130 130 115 115 130 130 130
Handi Hold® Docking Station Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cooler Turbine Case Design Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Filtration Dual Dual Dual Dual Dual Dual Dual Dual
LED Turbine Precision FreeFlo® Filter Warning Light No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hose Length 20 24 24 24 24 24 27 27
Horse Power 1.65 1.85 1.85 1.65 1.65 1.85 1.85 1.85
Current 110 VAC
60 Hz
110 VAC
60 Hz
110 VAC
60 Hz
110 VAC
60 Hz
110 VAC
60 Hz
110 VAC
60 Hz
110 VAC
60 Hz
110 VAC
60 Hz
Amps 11 @ 110 VAC 13 @ 110 VA 13 @ 110 VA 11 @ 110 VA 11 @ 110 VA 13 @ 110 VA 13 @ 110 VA 13 @ 110 VA
Watts 1508 1508 1508 1508 1508 1568 1858 1858
Warranty 2 Years Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Optional 3rd Year Warranty No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Weight (Less Hose & Spray Gun) 19 lbs 20 lbs 20 lbs 23 lbs 23 lbs 24 lbs 25 lbs 25 lbs

* Note: We can substitute a bleeder spray gun or cup size on any APOLLO Turbine package. 

Apollo HVLP Spray Gun Features and Specifications

  *A7500 E7500GTO E7000 A5510 E5011 *E5111
Type Non-Bleeder Non-Bleeder Non-Bleeder Bleeder Bleeder Non-Bleeder
Dual Fluid Inlet Fittings (Top & Bottom) Yes No No No No No
2 Qt. and Pressure tnk Compatable Yes No Yes No No No
Fluid Nozzle Set Orifice Range (Std.) .8mm - 2.5mm
.8mm - 2.5mm
.75mm - 2.5mm
.75mm - 2.5mm
.75mm - 2.5mm
Marine Grade 300 Series Stainless Steel & Brass Wet Parts (Trigger & Hardware), Nylon Seals, No "O-Rings" Yes Yes   Yes Yes Yes
Stainless Steel Wet Parts     Yes      
Composite Gun Handle to Insulate and Keep the Grip Cool Yes Yes No Yes No No
Precision Fan Control (Pattern Width) Through Xpansive™ Fan Control Ring Yes Yes        
Fan Control (Pattern Width)     Yes Yes Yes Yes
Color Coded Air Caps Yes Yes No No No No
Non-Stick Lined Aluminum Qt. Cup and Stainless Steel Pick-up Tube (Sold as A7500 QT) Yes No No Yes Yes No
Pro-Rated Warranty Period 2 Year 2 Year 2 Year 2 Year 2 Year 2 Year
Carrying Case Yes Yes No No No No
AWS SEQUOLA Award Winning Design Yes No No No No No
Popular Woodworking "Best New HVLP Tool" award Yes No No No No No

*Note: The model A7500 and E7500GTO will also spray using a compressed air system with gun air inlet adapter kit. 

Using Extension Cords

Use only a three-wire extension cord with a 3-slot receptacle similar to the plug on the turbine. Make sure your extension cord is in good condition. When using an extension cord, be sure to select one that will carry a heavy enough current for the turbine motor. An undersized cord will cause a drop in the line voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating. If in doubt use the next heavier gauge. The smaller the gauge number, the heavier the wire thickness. Please use the chart below as a guide to selecting the proper size extension cord.


For lengths less than: Use Extension Guage:
25 ft. (7.62m) 16 AWG
50 ft. (15.24m) 14 AWG
100 ft. (30.48m) 12 AWG
150 ft (45.72m) 10 AWG


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