Collapsible Paint Booths Offer Solutions For Many Situations
The pandemic has shown the need for industrial manufacturers to be agile and proactive in order to minimize risk while taking advantage of opportunities. But this is not as easily done as said. Change, and especially growth, often requires investments and shifts in operations and facilities. In reality, flexibility is a prized quality for manufacturers.
For example, a growing aviation manufacturer has a crisis with its painting; it is not able to keep up with the increase in orders, which is adding to lead times. The manufacturer anticipates moving into a larger space, but not for another 18 months or so. While the current issues need to be addressed, the manufacturer also must determine solutions for a transition and for the long term.
Duroair has designed a collapsible paint booth system that brings clean air to where the production work is done. It’s a patented industrial air filtration system that is always responsive to the manufacturing reality of your lean production system. The retractable paint booth system is a clean air solution that is better for compliance, better for overall employee health and safety, and better for your bottom line.
Questions to Ask for Solving Your Painting and Coating Challenges
Painting, sanding or coating needs vary greatly, but it often involves some of the most hazardous air pollutants in manufacturing – hexavalent chromium, isocyanates and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). There are important factors to consider. Here are some frequently asked questions about investing in a retractable paint booth:
Can a soft-walled paint booth be a production paint shop’s primary paint booth?
One of the most tangible benefits of Duroair solutions is flexibility. For example:
- The clean air systems are literally flexible, opening and closing around a process and large workpiece.
- They can be integrated into existing work cells.
- Each enclosure can serve as an all-in-one sanding, coating and painting booth where workers simply change out filters for each task.
- The clean air solutions provide additional floor space and flexibility to take on new contracts without having to increase real estate.
What if we only need a solution for intermittent painting and sanding?
The portable, retractable enclosures enable large, single-use spaces to be subdivided into multi-chamber workspaces where multiple processes can be performed safely side by side, maximizing productivity. It greatly helps keep multi-facility production on schedule. When painting and/or prep work is completed, the enclosure can break down in hours and stored at a fraction of its functional space or moved to be used elsewhere in the facility.
Does it meet current compliance regulations?
Yes, whether you have an older shop that needs upgrading or an Environmental Health & Safety officer who is looking to add certification, Duroair has undergone intensive third-party testing to verify that its solutions meet or exceed the most stringent OSHA, EPA and NESHAP industrial air quality standards. The test results can be found here.
We have a new contract and need a paint booth immediately. What timeline are we looking at?
The modular systems can be installed in days and weeks, not months, so commissioning time is greatly reduced.
Retractable Paint Booth Saves Money on Investment and Operations
The benefits of a collapsible paint booth are many, starting with a strong economic case versus a traditional system. A retractable paint booth costs less to build than a traditional system, which requires a permanent footprint and venting, which can be costly, especially if a facility is at its EPA limit for exhaust stacks. Heating and cooling costs are reduced with non-vented units because air is not vented to the outside.
Some manufacturers have chosen to outsource some or all of their painting, sanding and coating work, whether it was to potentially reduce regulatory requirements or a hesitancy to invest in capital equipment or having to acquire the expertise for additional processes. But outsourcing is costly and creates longer lead times and comes with expenses for material handling as well as for the work itself.
Duroair has developed innovative, industrial clean air solutions that bring clean air to the workpiece, which will allow some manufacturers to bring painting, sanding and coating inhouse. These solutions provide:
- More control over work.
- The ability to work on multiple types of activities at the same time.
- The ability to add these processes without expanding space – the portable paint booth enclosure retracts when not in use.
Other efficiencies from a collapsible paint booth include less damage to parts and materials because the movement of workpieces between manufacturing cells is reduced, which in turn reduces costs and time for that material handling.
Collapsible Paint Booths That Move With Your Workflow
Duroair’s retractable paint booths are among the most flexible industrial clean-air solutions in the marketplace. Our experts can show you how we can create the most flexible solution possible to:
- Increase operational efficiency.
- Find agile ways to safeguard critical tasks.
- Reduce downtime.
- Safeguard products without impacting productivity.
- Ensure employee safety.
- Meet all compliance requirements.
Contact our industrial clean air experts today for a free consultation.