Automotive Spray Booths: A Must For Manufacturers

Spray booths aren’t just metal boxes where refinishing goes on. The best ones feature the kind of advanced technology even NASA scientists could appreciate.
Today’s spray booths are ever evolving, technologically advanced, sophisticated pieces of equipment, capable of adapting to changing environmental standards with respect to the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and particulate matter. These VOCs have been identified to be a contributor to the deterioration of the Earth’s atmosphere.
Every hardware manufacturer, irrespective of his area of expertise, must employ a spray booth to increase the life of his products as well as to give them an edge in the market. Today, a wide range of spray booths is available in the market. There are automotive spray booths, truck spray booths and industrial spray booths. Automotive spray booths include insulated, full downdraft, semi downdraft, side downdraft and reverse and front flow spray booths.
Similarly, truck spray booths have various draft and flow types of equipment. Industrial spray booths cover airplane booths and production tunnels. Manufacturers of these spray booths build airplane booths that can accommodate Jumbo Boeing 747s and assorted fighter aircrafts for the Air Force.
Production tunnels can be manufactured to suit individual customer specifications. These have a conveyor-type robotic refinishing system, which has palettes or platforms for carrying articles for painting. They come with an oven for baking.
The premium category of automotive spray booths has insulated panels, a full ceiling air intake, a 3-fold door, strategically located light fixtures with inside access, a central floor exhaust system and a direct fired heat and recirculation air makeup system. Full ceiling air intake air filters ensure that the airflow is uniform throughout the spray booth. These filters are easily maintainable and changeable and filter monitoring is done electronically.
The concept of direct heating and recirculation improves 20% efficiency. This is achieved mainly by recirculation of 80% of the air which is already heated in the baking cycle. The panels of the spray booth are precision punched for quick erection and a flush fit. The wall panels are insulated and coated with white powder to economize on energy consumption.