TKS Industrial specializes in complete paint systems for Automotive manufacturing.
TKS employs a large staff of full-time engineers. From sizing equipment based on heat loads and specifications to designing new layouts for brand new paint shops, our Engineering & CAD team can provide full-service engineering.
TKS is a General Contractor, offering turn-key services including project management, site supervision, oversight of skilled trades and subcontractors, quality assurance, start-up, commissioning, and spray trials.
Every paint shop is different. TKS offers each paint system as an independent module, so each customer can mix and match to meet their requirements. We specialize in providing custom designs & custom engineering for each client for each vehicle.
TKS offers design, fabrication, and installation of industrial tanks for electro-coat and UF rinses. Our unique lineup includes the iron removal system (Flood Spray), high-performance washing system (Parallel Separator), and counter-flow circulation tank in the degrease process, and high-pressure spray water washing processes. I-LAS (Impact Blast Washer System) is our high-performance water washing system which efficiently remove iron powder from body surfaces with minimal water and pressure.
TKS has a patented counterflow design circulation system for Electro-deposition (ED) tanks. Rather than a traditional eddy swirling, which kicks up dirt from the bottom of the tank, our Counter-flow technology moves the entire ED current in one direction, from exit to entry. At vehicle entry the e-coat paint / UF water mixture is pulled through a UF filter module, and pumped back to the end of the tank. This ensures that the last layers of ED coating are the cleanest.
A replacement for traditional melt sheets or bitumen mats, liquid-applied sound deadener material or LASD is a rubber-based acoustic insulating material that is sprayed onto car bodies prior to the sealer oven. It significantly reduces the noises transmitted via vibrating metal in the vehicle.
TKS offers conveyor systems for automotive paint plants. Our goal is to design compact and highly efficient factory layouts for production. We supply overhead conveyors for pretreatment and electro-deposition lines as well as floor conveyors for prime, base, and top coat lines. Friction conveyors are preferred for easy maintenance.
A paint feeding system is the most vital system within a painting plant. We focus on centralized paint quality control, paint composition and supply works, organic solvent regulations, and energy-saving measures like electric pumps (vs hydraulic). The goal is a stable and improved paint quality for our customers.
TKS Industrial has acquired Encore Automation, a leader in Automation and Robot Integration in the Automotive and Aerospace industries. We design our robot paint systems to provide the most efficient painting process within a spec'd time frame to determine the optimal number of required robots.
TKS Industrial offers our unique paint technology to deliver the highest finish quality. We are a full service operation, delivering turn-key solutions for each step of the paint process. We can offer either individual parts of the paint process or a comprehensive system including robot systems, paint circulation systems, conveyor systems, and VOC Abatement systems to control and reduce CO2 and NOx from painting facilities.
TKS can design heated flash off tunnels for your paint process, using a heater box to provide hot air blow (HAB) to allow for the waterborne paint to set prior to the next coat of paint. Typically followed by a short cooling tunnel with cold air blow (CAB) to return the vehicle to near room temperature before the next layer of paint is applied.
TKS offers two dry paint capture options, in addition to our traditional water-based paint capture system. The first is a limestone-based system to capture paint over spray. The second option is a replaceable dry filter which captures the paint over spray in a cardboard box with several layers of filters.
TKS provides superior spray booth environments to achieve a high-quality paint finish with a wet or dry scrubber. We have recently updated our Dry Booth design to reduce maintenance and decrease operating costs via less limestone and less energy usage. Our wet booth scrubbers has been installed over 100 times worldwide.
All four major ovens: E-coat oven, Sealer oven, (optional) Primer oven, and Topcoat oven all consist of heat-up and hold zones. In a 3-wet paint process arrangement, there isn't a Primer oven, instead a heated flash off is used. Sometimes there are also smaller ovens for black-out and cavity wax. We offer a paint-drying oven that responds to temperature increases in body areas. The oven design will increase heating in zones of thick parts, such as sill inners or pillars where it is difficult to dry paints, while maintaining the temperature of keep-zones with a minimized flow rate to reduce dirt contamination and reduce energy usage.
In most paint shops, all major cure ovens are followed by a cooling tunnel to return the body to a lower temperature. This reduces the amount of paint smoke that is exhausted into the plant, ensures the bodies are at a cool enough temperature for team members to touch or for more paint to be applied, and also reduces the overall heat-up of the building.
Quickly seeing rapid adoption with new paint shops, Micro-Epsilon's automated defect detection vision system can identify paint surface defects down to the millimeter and smaller. Using long-wave technology it can also evaluate the orange peel characteristic of your paint finish quality.
One of the newest technologies to hit the paint shop, Encore Automation's auto-finesse robotic sanding system provides just the right amount of sanding on a flat or curved surfaces. This technology can integrate nicely with the robotic defect detection system above. Implementing these two systems can reduce a paint shop's headcount by ~30 workers per shift, saving ~$5.0M annually in a two-shift arrangement.
TKS offers thermal oxidizers from a variety of manufacturers in several configurations: recuperative with an external heat exchanger, a built-in HEX, and more.
Perhaps the most widely accepted and widely used technology, TKS offers RTOs from several manufacturers in any size required. Offering thermal efficiencies over 95%, the RTO is a robust, cost-effective way to treat VOC exhausts that cannot be concentrated.
The simplest design, TKS offers a DFTO low-cost solution for low-volume manufacturers who don't mind paying a little extra in energy costs to reduce their upfront investment.
Designed, engineered, and fabricated in-house, the FBC is our bread-and-butter VOC solution. Offering concentration ratios of >100:1 the FBC system offers the best combination of affordable up-front investment and the lowest energy usage and operating costs of any VOC control technology.
The latest in VOC abatement technology, the Fluidized Bed Concentrator, is ideal for high volume, low concentration exhausts. The FBC system offers a high air volume reduction, which translates into lower operating costs compared with RTOs, rotor concentrators, or thermal oxidizers. Average payback of 3-4 years.