On large jobs or jobs with multiple equipment installs, it is essential to invest in finishing equipment from a manufacturer with project management capabilities. Businesses with dedicated project managers can invest more time in project planning; conduct more frequent project reviews to assess risks, milestones and value; and measure project outcomes more frequently.
A variety of personal protective equipment (PPE) is needed to keep painters safe on the job and help prevent health problems. Knowing how to mitigate the hazards of paint booths and which type of PPE is appropriate for tasks are the keys to running a safe finishing operation.
For industrial manufacturers with conveyor systems in their paint operation, an effective preventative maintenance plan can often be the difference between running at peak efficiency and suffering through costly downtime. Routine preventative maintenance and proper cleaning help ensure your conveyor system is operating efficiently, saving you time and money.
GFS Poly is a new, premium exhaust filter solution for high-volume shops. With an exceptional holding capacity and efficiency rating, GFS Poly provides long-lasting performance, reduced costs and increased paint shop productivity.
Whether you have a new or aging paint booth, the steps you take throughout the painting process — from prep work to the final finish — can significantly impact how well your booth performs. By following proper paint booth procedures, you can improve the quality of your paint finishes and increase the overall productivity of your booth.
Working with UW-Platteville students, GFS developed prototypes of paint booth doors, featuring switches that will make for improved door sensing and positioning. This project put our core values of Partnership and Continuous Improvement in action, while allowing us to collaborate with students to generate fresh ideas to improve our product line.
Three Ultra XD Paint Booths and two Ultra XD Mix Rooms from GFS will be part of a new 140,000-square-foot facility at Classic Car Motoring, a family-owned business that has been COVID-19 survivor Jeff Baggett’s passion for more than 40 years.
For automotive refinishers, there is nothing more frustrating than finishing defects. They can cause rework, create production bottlenecks and negatively impact a body shop’s bottom line. Here are four of the most common finishing defects in automotive refinishing, along with ways you can fix them and prevent them from happening.
The use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is needed to keep painters safe on the job and help them avoid short- and long-term health risks. For PPE to be most effective, you must determine what PPE is appropriate for your operation and ensure you are using the right type.
One of the most efficient and cost-effective ways for manufacturers to clean parts is by using industrial pretreatment washers. They are essential to ensuring powder or paint adheres properly to parts. They also lay the groundwork for consistent, quality finishes, and prevent corrosion from forming on parts.