Having a dedicated space for powder application can help improve your results and keep mistakes down. A powder spray booth (sometimes called a powder spray enclosure or just a powder booth) is where the powder is applied prior to cure, and dramatically increases your quality and productivity.
Room To Work Properly
A quality powder spray booth has adequate lighting and room for your operators. While it is very easy for new operators to coat well, having a bright space to doublecheck powder application can be the difference in hours of work. If the application is uneven or areas were missed, the part will have to be recoated and cured again, and the new coating may need to be stripped for proper coating. By having a powder spray enclosure, you reduce the number of potential mistakes while giving your operators a valuable tool to increase throughput.
Keeps Your Facility Clean
Each spray booth comes with a filtration system. This filtration system has two main purposes: one, to keep the air in the booth relatively clear of powder so your operators can see and two, and just as important, it keeps the powder out of the rest of your facility. Besides making a mess, airborne powder can cause all sorts of problems if it floats outside the booth area, including getting into other machinery and curing onto and inside of the motors. The powder spray booth makes sure the powder stays inside the enclosure and outside of the rest of your facility.
Multiple Configurations Available
Depending on what you need to coat, a number of spray booth configurations are available. A standard configuration (also called a walk-in booth) has an open faced enclosure with the fans and filters at the back. This is the most common type of configuration and helpful if you have a batch set-up with the curing oven and the spray booth side-by-side.
A crossflow configuration is a tunnel-style booth with the filtration on one side and the front and rear walls open. This lets you move your parts through and can be helpful if the parts you are coating are large and difficult to move. A double-crossflow configuration is a larger tunnel-style booth with at least two filtration units on opposite walls.
All configurations have true HEPA filtration available and can be fitted with filtered doors on one or both ends.
Add a Powder Spray Booth To Your Operation
Compared to the cost of the curing oven, the powder spray booth is an inexpensive part of your coating line, especially considering the number of errors it can prevent while keeping your shop clean.
Booths and Ovens.com has a wide variety of catalog powder spray booths in stock in standard, crossflow and double-crossflow configurations. Need a custom powder spray booth? We can do those, too. Please give us a call today if you have any questions. We’ll be happy to help!