Production Systems Provides Finishing System To Gat Creek

Speaking to Manufacturing Today, Gat Caperton, President of Gat Creek, shared his interesting and impressive story about how he started his furniture manufacturing business. Gat Creek, now 26 years old with $25 million in sales and 165 employees, creates residential home furnishings built from Appalachian hardwoods. In the article, Caperton spoke about his ethos regarding the use of sustainable, locally harvested hardwoods and his work with The Conservation Fund, where he learned about protecting the forest. As a wood furniture maker located in Berkley Springs, the geographical center of the Appalachian Forest, Caperton is proud of the fact that there are more trees there now than at any time in the past 100 years. Also a source of pride for Caperton is the fact that domestic manufacturing is experiencing a revival and companies have reshaped the way they make products. Technology has changed the way Gat Creek manufactures furniture. It’s no longer an assembly line approach; artisans have their own work bench where they work on one to five pieces of furniture a day. When this person is finished, they

2022-10-18T17:55:27-04:00October 18th, 2022|Company News|Comments Off on Production Systems Provides Finishing System To Gat Creek

Consider Oven Systems Early In The Paint Booth Purchase Cycle To Save Money

It is important to carefully consider what heating system will be needed before making a paint booth purchase. There are various factors that should be considered in order to make sure a wise investment is made. Consider the following when purchasing a paint booth and oven system: An oven often requires alterations to the plant’s infrastructure. Understanding the requirements can keep you from wasting money in the long run. The exhaust system from the oven may need to be routed through the facility and may require a considerable amount of floorspace. In some instances, installing a heating system may require major modifications and can be quite expensive; for example, adding heating to a cross air-flow booth. Some booths, such as vertical air flow booths, are more easily modified to add heating; however, exhausting it may require a more complex route due to its rear evacuation and need for additional duct work. This may end up being more expensive. If you decide to purchase an unheated booth with the thought of adding heat down the road, make sure to leave space

2022-08-02T13:06:13-04:00August 2nd, 2022|Industrial Ovens|Comments Off on Consider Oven Systems Early In The Paint Booth Purchase Cycle To Save Money

Linear Automatic Paint Spray Booths

Linear spray booths are used to spray primer or a finish to flat straight items, such as door frames, doors, window frames, picture frames, moldings, flooring, and more. However, these spray booths can be adjusted to handle shapes and angles. They offer a fast and efficient way to finish larger volumes. Common materials that are coated include: Wood, plastics, composites, metals Commonly used materials that are applied include: Various paints, polyurethane, sealants, coatings Automatic linear spray machines consist of: the control panel air adjustment gauges conveyor for transport piece sensor spray guns recovery troughs filter unit exhaust fan pump The conveyor in a linear paint spray booth transports the work item to the spray guns. When the item is in position, the spray guns are triggered to apply the coating. When the item moves away from the guns, the guns automatically turn off until another piece is in place. This ensures the spray is only on when an item is in position, minimizing wasteful overspray and taxing the filtration system. Linear spray booths generally include three to six spray guns

2022-07-18T15:26:22-04:00July 18th, 2022|Spray Booths|Comments Off on Linear Automatic Paint Spray Booths

Paint Booth Maintenance

It is critical that the area inside your booth, and the area surrounding your paint booth are as clean as possible. Below are some key elements that should be considered to keep your equipment worry-free. Changing Filters The primary function of Paint Booth filters is to efficiently maintain airflow in your booth. If the filters are not kept clean, or replaced in a timely manner, painting overspray will begin to build up and dust will start to accumulate. Typically, Paint Booth exhaust filters need to be changed every 100 operating hours or every three to four work weeks. All filters should be addressed including intake, exhaust and air heater filters. Keeping Your Booth Dust Free Over time, dust and debris builds up in your paint booth, substantially reducing its efficiency. One way to keep dust out of your spray booth is to make a habit of keeping the doors closed. When you do open the doors, make sure the booth is running so any contaminates are drawn into the exhaust filters. You should also regularly clean the floors and walls

2022-07-18T13:10:37-04:00July 18th, 2022|Spray Booths|Comments Off on Paint Booth Maintenance

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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