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- Working directly with a booth manufacturer also allows customers to completely customize their booths to fit their workspace and address all of their priority concerns.
- Potential buyers need to know what their maximum budget is for installation and expected operating costs.
- Operators need to know the maximum size of the products or components that the booth will house, as well as the production rates and finish quality.
- Booths are used to effectively contain the paint overspray and deliver the optimum environment for your spraying operation.
There are many important questions that buyers must ask when shopping for any kind of spray paint booth. It’s easy for prospective buyers to get overwhelmed by the design and feature options available. Rather than picking through all the choices one-by-one, buyers can streamline the process by posing a few essential questions to themselves and their chosen booth manufacturer.
As a leading designer of spray and finish booths, Spray Systems Inc. recommends that booth shoppers carefully evaluate their needs and consult with industry experts before making a final decision. There are dozens of potential booth configurations and each is optimal for different situations; finding the right one is just a matter of careful analysis and consideration.
Where Do I Start Searching for a Booth?
Spray booths are specialized and complex structures, so prospective buyers should seek out an established and knowledgeable manufacturer. There are plenty of places to buy booths, including used units from previous owners or suppliers. Unfortunately, these units don’t always hold up to the desired operational standard and owners aren’t protected by a manufacturer’s guarantee.
Buyers who talk with a dedicated spray booth designer, like Spray Systems Inc., have the benefit of consultation and advice from seasoned industry professionals. Working directly with a booth manufacturer also allows customers to completely customize their booths to fit their workspace and address all of their priority concerns.
What Type of Booth is the Most Cost-Effective?
Before looking for the perfect spray booth product, prospective buyers must understand the specifics of their own operations. They need to know what their maximum budget is for design, manufacture and installation of the spray booth, as well as the booth’s expected operating costs.
Some operators are surprised by the higher initial installation expenses on certain types of booths, like downdraft designs which may require foundation work as part of the installation, even though this design option may be most cost-effective on a long-term basis. There are plenty of other factors that also influence the purchase and maintenance costs of a booth, including other modifications the workplace as well as dealing with federal and local environmental regulations.
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What Are the Quantity and Quality Goals?
Every industry has different priorities regarding production speed and quality of their finished product. Automotive booth requirements will not be similar to the requirements of an aerospace or large equipment booth, so finding the right balance of design, function and output requirements depends on each individual case. Operators need to know the maximum size of the products or components that the booth will house, as well as their daily production rate and finish quality requirements. This information will influence the type of booth to be designed, along with all modifications or additional features needed to optimize the spray booth function and results.
What About Safety Concerns and Applicable Regulations?
One of the primary reasons operators look for spray booths is to comply with rules regarding environmental protection and worker safety. Booths are used to effectively contain the paint overspray and deliver the optimum environment for your spraying operation. However, applicable regulations may vary significantly depending on industry and location; it’s a safe practice to find booths that are designed with your specific regulatory requirements in mind.
The exact paint materials and solvents are largely responsible for determining the necessary air quality control features. Spray booths can be equipped with a single or multi-stage filtration system that is optimized based on chemical and type of compounds. If a booth is to be used for different types of spray applications for the same product or component, then buyers may want to invest in a filtration system that accommodates both spraying operations.
Have Any More Questions About Spray Booths?
Even a simple question, like “What will it cost?”, can quickly become complicated when discussing spray booth designs. Choosing the right booth isn’t always a matter of finding the cheapest one that meets minimum requirements. Spray Systems, Inc. encourages customers to engage in the buying and design process with them, because an informed and optimized selection can make a huge impact on overall operations and budget. We are prepared to guide and educate our customers as they consider their booth needs, as well as tailor designs to better fit their unique finishing requirements. Please contact us with any questions you may have regarding your spray paint booth.