TKS Industrial offers several innovative paint booth designs for paint spray application.
We offer wet scrubber booths, dry scrubber booths, and dry filter booths.
Our industrial paint spray booths are primarily downdraft-style booths, used in the Automotive industry for vehicle body spray painting using robots/automation or manual application. Our paint booths may also be used in the Aerospace, Heavy Trucks, Motorcycle, Parts suppliers, and other vehicle-related manufacturing industries.
A paint spray booth consists of three main sections:
A paint booth can utilize one of three main types of scrubbers:
Nearly all paint booths use a paint robot to apply the paint to the vehicle. Most robot zones will heavily recirculate the air to save energy by reconditioning less air. A recirculation or recycle air supply house (RASH) is used, with a portion of the air (10-20%) being exhausted: sent to a thermal oxidizer or VOC abatement equipment. Fresh air is provided to make up the 10-20% exhausted.
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In a 3-wet paint process, the prime, base, and clear coat paint layers are applied without a full cure oven in between. A short heated flash-off (HFO) tunnel is used in between the paint booth zones to flash off the liquid solvents in the top layer of the paint so the paint layers do not intermix. Parts are then cooled before the next spray zone.
The limestone used in the under booth scrubber system is fully automated: pneumatically conveyed from an outside silo with fresh limestone power, via piping to the underbooth's fresh powder hopper. Once the limestone powder is spent, it's again pneumatically conveyed to another outside silo with spent powder, to await pick-up for recycling.
The TKS Dry Filter booth uses three sets of paper and fiber filters to capture the paint overspray and particulate. These filters may be recycled via a waste-energy program, burning the cardboard and the paint solvents to power an electric turbine. The dry filter scrubber system reduces the number of moving parts vs a traditional wet booth or limestone booth, so there's fewer pieces that can break.
TKS and Encore Automation offer a top-of-the-line automated feather duster system at the entrance of the coating booths. We source and assemble the ostrich feather rolls in-house to ensure quality. The automated feather dusters are equipped with a vacuum system to pull off any debris, dust, or dirt picked up - allowing for continual operation without any maintenance needed.
No shutting down production due to paint booth issues. TKS sources only the highest quality Air Supply Houses, Fans, Coils, and other key components. Our proprietary PLC climate control system ensures continuous operation offering precise temperature and humidity in the booth, even with rapidly changing outside temperature and humidity conditions.
TKS has installed over 100 paint spray booths for the Automotive industry in North America since 2000. Pictured here are parallel topcoat spray booths being installed in a new Automotive paint shop. TKS will engineer, design, fabricate, install, and commission these booth systems with a complete turnkey package.
TKS offers turn-key paint systems for small parts and component production for Automotive, Aerospace, Motorcycles, RVs, ATVs/UTVs, Semi Trucks, and other recreational vehicles.
TKS builds complete paint shops, including paint booths and ovens for the commercial van, heavy-duty truck, and semi-truck markets. The paint process includes automated sealer, under body coatings (UBC), liquid-applied sound deadener (LASD), and stone-guard / PVC anti-chip coatings (SGC).
TKS offer in-house robot design and simulation for spray booth layout. Encore Automation has installed over 1200 paint robots for many customers including FCA, GM, Harley Davidson, Fender Guitars, and more.
The industrial paint systems use the most energy in an Automotive plant. TKS offers energy use reductions up to 80% over traditional wet booths with 100% fresh air. Recirculated dry booth offer significant savings with lower energy usage.
We have fabricated paint spray booths out of Stainless Steel (304 or 316), aluminum-coated steel, galvanized steel, glass panels, and more. We can fabricate a custom booth to your material specifications.
Most spray booths we manufacture are a custom length, sometimes custom width and height, so it's hard to provide a general cost. There's a quite a big difference between your simple single unit spray booth, and a large, multi-layer, 60-JPH high production paint booth for Automotive plants. Contact us today to get a custom quote.
Most booth sections are 18'-20' wide, with lengths depending on the required production rate. Floor loading depends on if robots are used and how many robots per area. Booth height depends on the type of booth scrubber used, required spray height, and plenum height which is typically a function of downdraft rate.
Our paint spray booths have been installed over 100 times since introduction at 10+ different Fortune 500 companies.
Let TKS handle every aspect of your project from start-to-finish.
TKS offers monthly, quarterly, and yearly paint booth health check assessments to evaluate performance, downdraft rates, booth balance, and perform critical preventative maintenance tasks. Let the paint booth experts handle the maintenance for you.
Ready to purchase a new paint booth or entire paint shop? We're here to help with quick turnaround times.
Having a problem with your paint spray booth? Our booth experts and engineers are always available to help.
Need an engineer to come to your plant location to help for the day? No problem. Our engineers are available to help out for a minimal daily fee.
If you need help, advice, or expertise, the TKS Engineering team is always available to assist our customers.