How much should you expect to pay for a spray nozzle? This is a question that is actually quite tricky to answer because we have such a breadth of product in our portfolio with well over 40,000 different variants of spray nozzle.
But we can offer some general rules to follow and some indications of what the likely costs are. There are five general rules when it comes to pricing nozzles.
Watch our short video here https://youtu.be/DJu_wgWLXX4 or read on below.
Size is important. The bigger the nozzle, the more expensive it's going to be. Nozzles are sized in terms of thread size. If a nozzle has an eighth inch thread, it's going to be cheaper than one with a quarter inch thread. There are some exceptions to this though. Some of the very small misting type nozzles with very small orifices and some of the very small flat fan nozzles with very small orifices will typically have eighth inch threads but they may actually be more expensive than some of their bigger counterparts. The reason for this is that once you start getting to very fine types of nozzle, they're actually a lot more difficult to manufacture, even though they're using less material. It's actually more expensive to manufacture them because the manufacturing process is harder.
The second main factor is type of nozzle. Nozzles vary in complexity, and vary in difficulty to manufacture. The more complicated they are to make, the more expensive they are going to be. The cheapest and simplest nozzles are flat fan nozzles followed by full cone and hollow cone nozzles followed by clog resistant types like spiral type nozzles and then air atomising nozzles, which, again, are more complicated still and so a bit more expensive. The most expensive are specialist nozzles like spill back nozzles and triple atomiser nozzles.
This probably the biggest factor in cost. Basic cheap materials are plastics like PVC and polypropylene and brass. The next category is stainless steels and high quality plastics like PTFE and PVDF followed by Hastelloys and high-quality stainless steel. Class four prices include highly specialist alloys and some specialist high temperature ceramics.
Nozzles are made by machines and setting up a machine to run for a small batch of three or four nozzles is the same as for making a hundred nozzles, so small quantities tend to be more expensive. The more you buy then the more the costs come down. At SNP, we offer price breaks at 12, 36 and 100 nozzles.
Finally, the most important factor and this is what our costing is really about, is who you buy from. Buying from reputable, established manufacturers that give you the technical support and advice you need around the spray nozzle selection has a big factor on price. At SNP, we actually sell solutions to problems. Engineers will come to us with a spraying problem and they know they need a nozzle of some description and we will help them specify it and supply that product. But what we're actually selling is our advice and the technical backup from the quality manufacturers that we supply our nozzles through like BETE Fog Nozzles, for example.
So, while we can’t give a precise answer, we hope this offers some insight into the factors that come into play when we cost up our nozzles.
Watch the full video here https://youtu.be/DJu_wgWLXX4.
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