Baker Industries: NEW PAINT BOOTH FOR LARGE TOOLING & COMPONENTS
A/E/C manufacturer Baker Industries, a Lincoln Electric company, purchases a Garmat® USA spray booth to accompany its CNC machining, fabrication, and additive manufacturing capabilities.
Consistency and Accuracy
Health and Safety
*Code compliance is dependent upon how the equipment is installed and used. Garmat® prides itself on its intricate airflow system, which does not collect any debris or particulates from the outside world, thus maintaining the paint booth free of contaminates and protecting quality and surface finishes. "Our [booths] bring in 100% of [the] air from outside the building, keeping the spray temperature at the desired set point.
[Additionally], the paint booth will recirculate the air in the bake cycle, which can reach up to 190 degrees Fahrenheit, accelerating the drying process and thus, increasing production while saving costs on the gas fuel needed by the 4M BTU burner. All Garmat® booths have an energy conservation cycle, which puts air into recirculation in the spray mode when the painter is not using spray air," explains Ken Miklos, President of Spray Booth Products, the Garmat® distributor for Baker's new booth.
The most significant benefit to Baker Industries and its manufacturing offerings will be primarily from the throughput and workflow improvements seen with a new spray paint booth.
"A number of some of Baker's larger aerospace jobs would take an average of three days to complete; that same set of components will now only take them a day to complete," says Miklos. "Garmat® prides itself on its relationship with distributors to be able to service all of their equipment, especially after the sale," explains Debbie Teter, Director of Sales and Marketing at Garmat® USA.
Ken Mikols, Garmat® Distributor for the Detroit area, has taken advantage of the advanced engineering in Garmat paint booths for his automotive manufacturing customers. "For some of the automotive companies we serve in the Greater Detroit area, we've done [complete] automation projects for customers wanting to have an entirely automated system of spray," says Mikols.
Full-Service Machining and Manufacturing Powerhouse
In addition to its robust CNC machine shop floor and additive manufacturing facilities, the ability to paint components on the fly will allow Baker to cover the entire scope of a project, from a block of raw material to the complete, assembled, and finished part shipped to the customer. The new paint booth is currently in production, and Baker hopes to have it operational by the end of the year.