Most automotive components are quite adept at conducting heat; therefore, energy may be passed along the substrate, curing areas out of direct IR line-of-sight.
Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) announced that infrared curing times have been added to the technical data sheets for most major automotive refinish paint companies, providing painters more clarity when using short-wave and medium-wave infrared (IR) curing systems.
In any industry where the labor times are presented as a “flat rate,” the key to making a profit is to do the work in less time than allowed while still producing a safe and accurate repair. Here is some technology that can help.
B-TEC’s core products are spray-gun washers and short-wave infrared paint-curing systems, primarily for the automotive refinish market.
One shop owner, over 500 jobs using the B-TEC Systems infrared unit, saved $10,075 in energy costs in one year.
Ford Rotunda Dealer Equipment Program Approves Global Finishing Solutions’ REVO Accelerated Curing Systems
The REVO Systems, which use shortwave electric infrared technology, can improve paint shop throughput up to 80 percent, according to GFS.
More and more body shops are discovering that infrared curing lamps are a key component to improving throughput and cycle time.
The Speed Ray 2 is a high-intensity portable short wave lamp, capable of both vertical and horizontal flexibility for curing hard to reach areas.
The range has a model for all applications, from a small 500-watt unit used for minor repairs to a 6,000-watt unit for multi-panel work.