Finishing shops are always looking for ways to save money and cut costs. For those trying to avoid high equipment and utility bills, consider an economy paint booth. Economy booths not only have lower upfront costs, but they also help to save money over time as they use less energy.
Economy paint booths are ideal for shops that have recently opened and are looking to get cars through the door as new shops do not typically have a large budget to spend on a paint booth or its installation. Economy booths are a great solution, as they come at an affordable price, are quick to install, and can complete start to finish paint jobs.
Economy paint booths are affordable, without compromising on quality construction, performance, or reliability. Like most paint booths, economy booths can have heat, control panels, gas, air makeup units (AMUs), and more attached. They offer a less involved installation process, saving shops time and money. They also do not require a pit, so there is no concrete work needed.
The biggest benefit of economy booths is their energy-efficiency. Their configuration allows for optimized energy use, using less than booths commonly found in larger production shops. They are also typically equipped with LED lights, which are known for helping to reduce energy costs.
Economy paint booths can take advantage of connected control panels. Accudraft, a leading paint booth manufacturer, has recently launched Accudraft Live, a data software for finishing facilities. The connected software allows for shop general managers to monitor temperatures, energy costs, drying times, and more.
Code compliancy is crucial for shops to adhere to, especially ones that have just opened their doors. All paint booth models manufactured by Accudraft are code compliant with:
Upgrading an existing booth with the FOCUS is a great way to increase a booth’s energy efficiency. The Accudraft FOCUS control panel is designed with an energy saving setting, which lowers what’s running on booths when it’s not in spray mode.
For shops looking for their first paint booth, consider the PRO Series from Accudraft. This is an excellent economy entry level booth. It can be non-heated or heated and comes in several airflow options: crossflow, semi downdraft, or side downdraft.
For help choosing the right paint booth for your shop, contact an Accudraft engineer today.