Providing sprayshop & bodyshop compressor solutions to improve efficiency
For the modern automotive bodyshop / sprayshop the working pressure of a compressor installation should be a standard of 7.5 bar (109 psi) with air quality being of particular importance. Old equipment often produces condensate and particulate which can then be transferred directly through to expensive air tools and spraying equipment. This can then involve costly repairs, re-sprays and duplicate material costs if not given proper consideration.
Specialising in providing a total compressed air service, professional support is provided by HPC KAESER in all aspects of compressed air including service, capital supply, low-cost contract rental and pipework advice based on free surveys of a system. A nationwide team of expert compressor service engineers can also provide a rapid response, whatever the problem.
In the modern bodyshop / sprayshop, compressed air is a vital component that is used for not only the spraying process but also as breathing air and for operating a variety of specialist body preparation and refinishing compressed air tools.
Key factors to consider when sizing automotive sprayshop / bodyshop compressor applications include:
- The number of technicians requiring compressed air
- The number of spray booths
- The process and nature of equipment being employed for spraying e.g. HVLP – High Volume – Low Pressure
- Breathing air requirements
- The compressed air quality that is required
- Consideration of any potential future expansion (in the next 5 to 10 years)
In addition to these sizing considerations there are also many other factors to consider and plan including the provision of power, noise considerations, siting and installation of a compressor or system, current legislation and regulations affecting garage equipment.
The best solution is to consult, discuss and consider experienced and expert advice from automotive industry recognised and certified suppliers for which HPC Compressed Air Systems would be pleased to help.