Case Study: Enclosing a Noisy Press
The intent of the Trane Technologies’ engineering and maintenance staff is to enclose a noisy press which needs to have crane access to change the press dies and perform other work on the press.
The press is so loud that the employees around the press do have to wear ear protection.
The goal was to enclose the noise and give the employees and the crane easy access into the enclosure.
Even though the curtains are retractable, there was no interruption in the sound blocking materials. The way that they are reinforced on the top to support all the weight is constructed to last.
They also chose the PVC coated material for the outside because they needed the material to be easily cleaned. Previously, they used other cloth type acoustic panels and those just can’t be cleaned as well and fray after a while. The metal particles would attach to the employees clothes often when they came in contact.
Finally, the client said they ordered from AmCraft due to the outstanding customer service support throughout the whole process from design all the way to installation. The client already has plans to use the AmCraft Acoustic enclosure for other Trane Technology Location.
Cool Hacks Using Industrial Spray Booth Curtains
Working in an auto body shop requires having a versatile workspace to accommodate the various day-to-day functions of caring for a single vehicle or an entire fleet. The challenge is to somehow create isolated work areas within the shop that enables specific tasks to be performed without compromising the work being completed in other areas.
Just the simple concept of moving a given vehicle in a crowded auto body shop make a great case for an industrial curtain wall or paint and spray booth Curtains. Permanent walls fail to provide the flexibility needed, which makes industrial curtain walls an ideal solution.
Industrial spray booth curtains elude to their ability to be used as an enclosure to contain paint over-spray. However this curtain wall is truly a chameleon as it can take on the multi-functional needs of most auto body shop operations. Here are cool hacks that auto body shop owners can use right now with an industrial spray booth curtain.
Retractable Paint Booth Curtain
Work space is a huge asset in any facility. One main challenge you may be facing when dividing space within an auto body shop, may be that you need certain spaces to support multiple functions. If you put a wall into your shop, but at a later time wish you could take it down in order to open up that area for another function, you may end up undoing all the work you just did to divide the area up. Auto body shop curtains can be retractable, so that they can be pulled out to divide space, or tucked away to open up the area as needed. This provides a very flexible and versatile way to divide your auto body shop, without committing to separating the space on a permanent basis.
Dust-Free Work Zone
Many operations in an auto body facility require an environment that is dust-free. Paint work is a prime example of this. It is important to keep the areas where painting is going on as dustless as possible, in order to ensure that the finish on the automobile is smooth and even. Industrial spray booth curtains are a cost effective and painless option for this type of space division. In addition to the industrial spray booth curtain itself, there are options that can be added on to make the curtain more air tight, such as a floor sweep, a valance, a filler panel, and Velcro sealed side edges. These options, along with the spray booth curtain itself, will keep a vast majority of dust out of your work area.
Wash Bay Stalls
A popular function in any auto shop is washing down vehicles or equipment. Anyone who has done this knows that the water and over-spray has a tendency to spread throughout the entire shop. Industrial spray booth curtains are an efficient, cost effective way to contain the wash bay area and keep the mist from this application from spreading throughout adjacent areas of your facility. Additionally, as highlighted in the retractable paint booth curtain section, the spray booth curtains can be moved into place when wash down occurs, and retracted back when they are not needed.
Metal and Fabrication Area
The use of aluminum to make more parts on newer vehicles, while certain parts and older vehicles are still fabricated with steel, has spurred the need for better division within metal work areas. If particulate from aluminum fabrication mixes with particulate from steel fabrication, the results can be hazardous, and in certain circumstances, combustible. Auto body shop curtains are a great fit for dividing fabrication areas up.
Industrial spray booth curtains go beyond paint over-spray and can be adapted to accommodate the multi-faceted functions required of auto body shops. With the right configuration and accessories, the spray both curtains can transform a large work space into separate designated areas designed to meet the performance requirements of that particular work zone – whether it’s a dust free environment, wash bay stall or metal and fabrication area.
Learn more about multipurpose industrial spray booth curtain wall systems and the versatility they can add to your auto body shop. Contact us today here at AmCraft Manufacturing to learn more.