Powder Feeders

Powder Feeders

Proven precision and accuracy

We offer a line of reliable TAFA® pressurized volumetric powder feeders that deliver highly controlled results. So whether your operations need a simple open-loop RPM-controlled unit or a more sophisticated closed-loop weight-loss controlled powder feeder, we have what you’re looking for. See our powder feeder models below.

TAFA Model 1264 -

Model 1264 Powder FeederOur open-loop pressurized TAFA Model 1264 powder feeder sets the industry standard for performance and versatility. The unit features a large digital display on the control panel that indicates powder wheel speed, maintenance and total run time. A set-temperature heater blanket keeps the powder warm to prevent absorption of moisture, and the canister delivers a pressure rating of up to 90 psi / 621 kPa.

Whether you’re using the Model 1264 to feed fine oxides or coarse dense alloys, you’ll get unparalleled precision and repeatability, time and time again.

Model 1264 features:

  • 205 cubic inch / 3,060 cubic centimeter capacity powder hopper

  • Digital display

  • Heater blanket with on/off control

  • Meets stringent CE requirements

  • Plasma/HVOF operation selector

  • Powder canister pressure gauge and relief valve

  • Pressure rated up to 90 psi / 621 kPa

  • Toggle switch controls

  • Variable powder wheel speed

Optional enhancements:

  • High-volume powder wheel conversion package

  • Internal pinch valve retrofit kit

  • Mixer assembly kit

  • Powder gas control that provides carrier gas control and remote operation

  • Powder wheels for special applications

  • Stacking canister kit

TAFA Model 1264i  -

Model 1261i Powder FeederModeled after the proven 1264 design, the TAFA Model 1264i is a closed-loop RPM control with high/low warnings that improve powder feed-rate control and coating reproducibility. The feeder comes with a state-of-the-art PLC for process control and an easy-to-use touchscreen that can be mounted remotely. It also includes a removable quick-change powder hopper that is 50% larger than the Model 1264 and delivers an increased pressure rating of up to 125 psi / 862 kPa.

Model 1264i features:

  • Heater blanket with on/off control

  • High/low wheel RPM warning

  • Maintenance functionality

  • Multiple powder wheel options

  • Pressure rated up to 125 psi / 862 kPa

  • Pressurize/depressurize mode selector

  • PLC control

  • Powder hopper pressure display and relief valve

  • Recipe storage

  • Removable, high-capacity 300 cubic inch / 4,916 cubic centimeter powder hopper

  • Touchscreen controller (remote mountable)

Optional enhancements:

  • 2-25 RPM motor for high-feed-rate applications

  • 2-hopper storage rack

  • 4-hopper storage cart

  • Externally mounted, pinch valve kit for low-pressure liquid-fueled HP/HVOF operation

  • Low-height cart

  • Spare hopper assemblies


TAFA Model 1264WL  -

Model 1264WL Powder FeederAvailable with all the features of Model 1264i, the TAFA Model 1264WL powder feeder offers improved productivity, consistency and ease of use—maximizing powder feed-rate stability with reliable closed-loop weight-loss control. The unit also includes a powder constraints self-teach program, a quick-tune powder to feed-rate program, fast response time to set point and programmable “noise” filters that reduce the effects of air movement and vibration on the weight scale. 

Model 1264WL features:

  • Fast response time to feed-rate set point

  • Heater blanket with on/off control

  • High/low feed-rate and wheel RPM warning

  • Low powder warning

  • Maintenance functionality

  • Multiple powder wheel options

  • PLC control

  • Powder constraints self-teach program

  • Powder hopper pressure display and relief valve

  • Pressure rated up to 125 psi / 862 kPa

  • Pressurize/depressurize mode selector

  • Programmable “noise” filters

  • Quick-tune powder to feed-rate program

  • Recipe storage

  • Removable, high-capacity 300 cubic inch / 4,916 cubic centimeter powder hopper

  • Spray run feed weight counter

  • Touchscreen controller (remote mountable)

Optional enhancements:

  • 2-25 RPM motor for high feed-rate applications

  • 2-hopper storage rack

  • 4-hopper storage cart

  • Externally mounted, pinch valve kit for low-pressure liquid-fueled HP/HVOF operation

  • Low-height cart

  • Spare hopper assemblies

TAFA Model 1288  -

Model 1288 Gas Encl. AssemblyA carrier gas control system for high back pressure applications, TAFA Model 1288 provides safe operation of our 1264-type powder feeders. The unit is designed for potentially dangerous applications where high back pressures could cause back flow to the powder feeder, such as in gaseous-fueled HVOF systems where back pressures are typically over 50 PSI / 345 kPa.

Model 1288 Features:

  • Carrier gas flow on/off switch with LED indicator light

  • Differential pressure switch to sense torch back pressure versus hopper pressure

  • Electrical controls enclosure

  • Gas controls enclosure

  • Needle valve to control by-pass carrier gas flow

  • Powder ball valve assembly

  • Pressure gauge to indicate GF-HVOF torch back pressure

  • Pressure gauge to indicate powder hopper pressure

  • Pressure regulator and a pressure gauge to control powder feed carrier gas supply pressure

  • Remote feeder on/off switch with LED indicator light

  • Rotameter with needle valve to control carrier gas flow

  • Two LED lights (green/red) to indicate open/closed status of powder ball valve