Global Finishing Solutions® (GFS) General Purpose Paint Booths are high-quality, cost-effective solutions for industrial manufacturers and businesses that need to paint equipment, utility vehicles and trucks that are too large for traditional automotive refinish booths but too small for our Large Equipment Paint Booth line. Pre-engineered models and standard options are fully ETL and ETL-C listed and meet or exceed industry safety standards.
Pre-engineered General Purpose models and options are fully ETL and ETL-C listed, ensuring that the entire booth complies with applicable safety codes and meets performance requirements.
Designed and manufactured by GFS for optimal brightness, General Purpose Booths feature strategically-placed hip light fixtures for precise, complete lighting with minimal shadows. Light fixtures are ETL and ETL-C listed and come complete with T8 ballasts and color-corrected tubes.
Fans & Motors
High-powered fans and motors supply optimal airflow through the paint booth, creating a cleaner environment for a better paint job. Each General Purpose Paint Booth includes a non-sparking, tube axial exhaust fan with belt guards and duct connector ring, along with a UL/CUL and CSA recognized three-phase, TEFC, tri-voltage motor.
Swing-type product doors (filtered or solid) and at least one personnel door come standard with each pre-engineered General Purpose Paint Booth. Doors feature heavy-duty hinges with plate steel and replaceable brass brushings. Hinges guarantee long-lasting performance with no sagging.
For non-pressurized booths, an electromechanical control panel is used to control booth exhaust, safety interlocks and lights. The Velocity® control panel comes standard with pressurized booths and features an Allen-Bradley PLC and HMI, making it simple to navigate. Velocity supports spray, flash and cure modes along with many programmable alarms, an auto-balancing system and automatic safety checks.
General Purpose Paint Booths are constructed from high-quality, 18-gauge, G90 galvanized sheet steel. Quality components including plate steel door hinges, friction-style latches and precision-punched vertical panels with sturdy nut-and-bolt assembly ensure longevity, safety and structural integrity.
The simplest, most cost-effective configuration, air flows horizontally through a crossdraft booth, parallel to the floor and over the product. Crossdraft airflow starts at the front of the booth, with air entering the booth through either filtered products doors (non-pressurized booths) or an intake chamber (pressurized booths). Air exits the booth through an exhaust plenum located at the rear of the booth.
Side downdraft booths are an economical solution for shops that aren’t able to install a pit. Air comes into the booth through a full-length, filtered ceiling plenum, and flows downward over the product. When air reaches the floor, it is pulled into floor-level filtered exhaust plenums on both sides of the booth.
The semi-downdraft booth is a hybrid combining features of both crossdraft and downdraft booths. Air is introduced to the booth through the ceiling in the first 25-30 percent of the booth. Then it’s pulled across the working chamber, over the product and into the filtered exhaust chamber at the booth rear.
Generally accepted as the best airflow style, downdraft booths do an excellent job controlling overspray and contamination. Air enters the booth through a full length, filtered ceiling plenum. From there, air flows vertically over the product and into the filtered exhaust pit in the floor.
One of GFS’ greatest strengths is our ability to provide our customers with highly specialized products. The following pre-engineered options can be added to GFS General Purpose Paint Booths:
White pre-coated panel
Air make-up unit (AMU)
Lighting Options: Six-tube fluorescent light fixtures with T8 ballasts; light reflectors; four- or six-tube LED fixtures
Air proving switch
Doors and windows: Bi-folding, roll-up or drive-thru product doors; booth wall observation window kit
To meet very specific configuration and usability requirements, GFS offers highly customized booth options that can be fully integrated into General Purpose Booths. These options include:
Conveyor or monorail support
Corner-style intake and exhaust chambers
Additional personnel doors
Custom depth, width and height
CROSSDRAFT GENERAL PURPOSE PAINT BOOTH
Air flows horizontally through the General Purpose crossdraft booth, parallel to the floor and over the product. Crossdraft airflow starts at the front of the booth, with air entering the booth through either filtered products doors (non-pressurized booths) or an intake chamber (pressurized booths). Air exits the booth through an exhaust plenum.
GFS guarantees that our products meet or exceed all of the applicable codes related to the equipment. Our engineers regularly follow and contribute to the advancement of codes and standards that affect the industries that we work in. One of our engineers currently serves on the NFPA Technical Committee on Finishing Processes, a key standard in the finishing industry.
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