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Reclaim and Non-Reclaim Powder Coating Rooms. Is There Cost Savings In Using A Reclaim System?

First of all, what does “reclaim” and “non-reclaim” mean when it comes to powder coating booth designs? And which is a better option for my application? All powder coating systems contain methods and equipment to collect overspray. But there are differences between collecting it for disposal and ‘reclaiming’ it for reuse. In a non-reclaim system, otherwise known as a non-recovery or spray-to-waste system, the colors and powders are mixed; therefore, they cannot be used again. In a reclaim system, also known as recovery booth, the powder is separated from the color and can be used at a later time. This can present an important and confusing option when buying a booth. Choosing the right system depends on multiple factors. Operators should evaluate the cost and convenience of each option when deciding. Careful examination of the process to identify key data such as material costs, time and effort of workers, and variety and volume of coating applications, are critical in the evaluation. Non-Reclaim Powder Booth System A non-reclaim powder booth is obviously the more basic of the two designs. The initial

2021-12-29T14:07:33-05:00December 29th, 2021|Powder Booths|Comments Off on Reclaim and Non-Reclaim Powder Coating Rooms. Is There Cost Savings In Using A Reclaim System?

The Importance Of Performing Surface Prep In A Sanding Booth

Sanding and grinding booths are a great solution for removing coatings and preparing objects for finishing. Booths can fit anywhere on the plant floor where you have open space and are engineered from the ground up. Booths are a heavy-duty industrial solution that is not only efficient but can last for decades. Due to the dirty process of sanding and grinding, it is critical to establish an isolated environment so you don't turn your work environment into a hazardous place. The sanding and grinding process can throw sparks, dust, particles, and fumes into the warehouse environment. Sanding & grinding booths provides segregation of the high particulate work areas. It also provides a safe work environment and provides full control over the waste products generated during the production cycle. Sanding & grinding booths are excellent all-around paint booth. The air enters through the intake plenum, either from the outside or from the ambient warehouse environment. As the air travels across the booth the filter modules remove dust and contaminants. The clean air is then vented out of booth through the rear

2021-12-29T14:13:45-05:00December 29th, 2021|Pretreatment & Surface Prep Booths|Comments Off on The Importance Of Performing Surface Prep In A Sanding Booth

What To Consider When Buying An Industrial Oven For Finishing Processes

Like many equipment purchases, buying a process or batch oven for finishing involves considering a great many factors. Unlike industrial ovens, other purchases often can be installed in a facility without much interference with existing equipment. A process oven, however requires the analysis of factors, such as ventilation, clearance, and air circulation, in addition to determining the right size, location for the equipment, and budget parameters. In some instances, alterations to the infrastructure may be required. For example, exhaust and conveying systems must be routed through the facility and require a considerable amount of floorspace. Ventilation and Exhaust When considering the ventilation system, the air must come from somewhere and go somewhere. It must be filtered, heated and recycled. Additionally, oven exhaust, if not handled properly, can introduce toxic fumes into your facility. Designing a system that exhausts safely can depend on the oven’s location and design of the building. An oven expert may need to visit the facility to make the necessary adjustments for optimal ventilation and exhaust design. Air Circulation Temperature consistency throughout the finishing oven is created

2021-11-02T14:22:37-04:00November 2nd, 2021|Industrial Ovens|Comments Off on What To Consider When Buying An Industrial Oven For Finishing Processes

Paint Spray Booth Cleaning And Maintenance Tips – Preserving Your Investment While Maximizing Job Results

Paint spray booths are designed to keep dust, dirt and moisture away from paint jobs being performed inside the booth. Occasionally you might find contaminants in your paint jobs, the reason is typically a dirty or poorly maintained paint spray booth. Establishing a regular cleaning and preventative maintenance routine can help keep your booth efficient and production costs low. Below are maintenance tips and best practices that can significantly extend the lifespan of a paint spray booth and reduce the risk of contamination by dust and dirt on your jobs. Limit traffic in and out of the spray booth. Less traffic means less chance for contamination. Have all painters wear a lint-free painter’s suit and headcover and store these suits in a clean area. Keep the spray booth’s doors closed as much as possible. Place a specialized mat at the entrance of the booth to help workers keep their feet clean when entering. Keep the spray booth on and running when you are bringing in the objects to be spayed. This way, any airborne contaminants you bring in are drawn

2021-11-02T14:24:54-04:00November 2nd, 2021|Spray Booths|Comments Off on Paint Spray Booth Cleaning And Maintenance Tips – Preserving Your Investment While Maximizing Job Results

Air Flow and Ventilation of Paint Booths

Removal of polluted air and the introduction of clean fresh air into a paint booth is important for the safety of the operators and the quality of the end product. There are various ventilation methods for spray systems depending on the flow of air through the enclosure. There are advantages and disadvantages to each method. The ventilation methods include: Cross Draft – With a cross draft system, air enters from the front of the booth, usually through the main doors of the booth. It flows horizontally through the space to the back, and exits through an exhaust plenum in the back of the booth. The air flows directly to the area that is to be painted. These types of booths are generally the most economical and are easy to integrate into a facility; this makes them the most popular in many environments. However, the air flow is linear and travels a greater distance, making it more likely that if dust or other contaminant is present in the stream, it has a lot of ground to cover before it exits. In

2021-09-07T12:35:52-04:00September 7th, 2021|Company News, Spray Booths|Comments Off on Air Flow and Ventilation of Paint Booths
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