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Superior performance with a human touch... That’s the special difference in Magnum Venus Products’ Guns

Magnum Venus Products is the Right FIT® for Your Application Magnum Venus Products has been providing the leading FRP technology solutions available on the market for over 50 years, and with their Advanced Design Group (A.D.G.) continue to bring the future of FRP into the present. In an effort to anticipate the changing emissions control standards, the MVP Advanced Design Group developed the patent issued F.I.T. line of products. Fluid Impingement Technology reduces emissions levels to a new low, exceeding EPA requirements. It also has the added benefit of significant material savings.

those standards have been met. The A.D.G. then turned their considerable experience to designing an “operator friendly” line of guns. The results: A re-designed gun utilizing F.I.T., as well as modularity for chop-and-spray operations, and a Stainless Steel/large porting design for filled resins applications.

MODULAR DESIGN In 1999, MVP debuted the SuperPro Gun featuring fewer parts for easier assembly, and improved ergonomics in the handle. Less than two years later, MVP has once again come up with a superior gun design.

Equipment design for the FRP industry has Delivering maximum quality and efficiency, been focused on meeting the strict emissions the Cipher and Maximus Hydraulic Assist For more details visit www.marinemegastore.com or call 0871 8732404 1 standards set by the government. With F.I.T., designs are the most unique in our line of


Both the Cipher and Maximus are over a pound lighter than any other gun on the market, reducing the potential for straining hand and arm muscles when chopping or spraying. With a reduced gun head weight, balanced design handle and trigger, the weight of the gun is further back over the hand for an ergonomic difference.

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chop-and-spray guns. Their innovative design also reflects a crucial fact: people operate the equipment. Increasingly strict regulations point to the importance of human and environmental factors in manufacturing. With these issues in mind, the Cipher and Maximus were developed. At MVP, operator and environmental safety are as essential to our formula for success as first-class engineering.

A demonstration of the minimal bounce back with the Maximus

IMPROVED HYDRAULIC ASSISTED SPRAY CONTROL The trigger on these guns operate in two positions. Pulling the trigger gently toward the operator opens an air valve to spray catalyzed resin alone. Additional force moves the trigger into its second position to activate the fiberglass chopper. Because it is highly responsive, the trigger provides the operator with enough control to spray even very small parts.

Cipher spraying into boat mold

Also, with regulated pressure of 90 to 100 psi, the blast of air created when the valve is first opened creates powerful start-up torque in the chopper.

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OPTIMUM VERSATILITY

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Compatible with all Magnum Venus Products hydraulic injection system (H.I.S.) equipment, the Cipher, Maximus and SuperPro Gun are several tools in one. Depending on the configuration, they will spray catalyzed resin; a mixture of chopped fiberglass and catalyzed resin; or gelcoat. The Cipher and SuperPro are even ideal for RTM resin injection. Conversion between setups is fast and uncomplicated. EASY MAINTENANCE WITH RAPID ACCESS DESIGN (R.A.D.) The Cipher and Maximus feature the new modular rapid access design which not only enhances their versatility – it makes disassembly for cleaning and maintenance as easy as 1-2-3. The push-button flush system is also easy on the operator. Material flows directly through the resin port to the mix chamber during flushing so no residual resin is left to gel overnight.

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F.I.T.® REPORTS LOWEST EMISSION FACTOR For more details visit www.marinemegastore.com or call 0871 8732404 Independent tests have demonstrated Magnum Venus Products as the leader in innovative, price-conscious solutions to VOC emissions. The introduction of F.I.T., using the H.I.S. pumping system, dramatically reduces styrene emissions by reducing atomization and allowing fiberglass operations to address regional and national styrene regulations with a cost-effective solution. In a recent independent test conducted by order of a state environmental agency in the United States, emission factors as low as 2.2% were reported for an FRP manufacturer using the newly patent issued Fluid Impingement Technology (F.I.T.). The state required the manufacturer to conduct independent tests measuring styrene emissions for conformance to EPA standards. The manufacturer produces large UST parts using polyester resins that contain liquid styrene monomer. The test was conducted on the production of four different underground storage tanks ranging from an 8’ - 10’ diameter mold, utilizing four complete MVP SuperFIT units with 3:1 pump. This stack test determined the styrene emission rates from four different UST molding stations on two consecutive days in April of 2001. The calculations showed the quantity of styrene emitted per pound of styrene monomer consumed, and the quantity of styrene emitted per pound of raw resin consumed. The test method employed was the revised EPA Method 18, incorporating NIOSH Method 1501 absorption tube collection, and the new dual train “spiked” and “unspiked” recovery factor procedures. In general, the Method 18 approach used standard procedures to measure the exhaust stack flow rates with a pitot tube/manometer combination. The following charts show the test results computed from the styrene source testing data:

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AUTOMATIC CHOP &ForSPRAY GUNS more details visit www.marinemegastore.com or call 0871 8732404

Magnum Venus Products offers various options for automating the chop & spray process. These special guns take full advantage of modern automation and robotics technology. Their basic assembly consists of a gun mix chamber and a streamlined automatic gun block. A double-acting cylinder, attached to a gun block, replaces the handle and trigger. Air is applied to the front of the cylinder to trigger spraying and flushing. For automatic chopping, an optional strand drop sensor is available to help ensure efficient operation of the automatic guns. This sensor system monitors glass strands and shuts down immediately if glass breaks, tangles or runs out. Automatic guns also can be built with an optional remote control box that has separate triggers to actuate spraying, chopping and flushing. The Automatic Pro Gun™, mounted onto a robot arm, is exceptionally lightweight and still accommodates the two-strand chopper to maintain standard production volumes. By adding an air cylinder to the classic ’80 Gun, we made the remotely triggered Automatic ’80 model. Finally, for automatic production of extra heavy volumes, an air cylinder can be added to our High-Volume Gun Head, which accommodates the 4-Strand and 6-Strand Choppers. (This High-Volume Gun Head can also be attached to a handle for manual output of heavy volumes.)

Automatic ‘80 Chopper Gun

Automatic & Robotic Pro Gun

Automatic High Volume Pro Gun

Automatic ‘80 High Volume Chopper Gun

CONCLUSION The Magnum Venus Products Advanced Design Group is dedicated to continuing research and development of innovative products to assist customer’s with the various EPA and ergonomic guidlines dictated by government and industry agencies. We know that superior quality and operator comfort go hand-in-hand.

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