LED lights have grown in popularity over the last few decades — and for a good reason. They last longer, save energy and are better for the environment. In addition to shops, offices and warehouses, LED lights can offer significant advantages in a paint booth. Here are seven reasons why it may be time to … Continue reading 7 Reasons to Upgrade Your Paint Booth to LED Lighting
We’re always looking for ways to simplify our lives, whether personally or professionally. On a professional level, businesses are continually looking at ways to improve their operations. They implement processes to cut costs, increase productivity, improve quality and increase efficiency. In the paint shop, this can be done by investing in products to reduce waste … Continue reading Seven Paint Booth Accessories & Services to Make Life Easier
So you’ve decided you are ready to invest in a new paint booth for your shop. That’s not the end of the decisions though. Next comes decisions on any booth options and accessories you may want to add to your new booth. With our Ultra® booths, one option in particular is deciding whether or not … Continue reading GFS’ Controlled Airflow Ceiling: A Premium Ceiling to Complement a Premium Booth
Ford is betting big on aluminum. Their new F-150 will feature an aluminum body, bed and supports, which is big news for collision repair shops that want to be able to repair the most popular truck on the road in North America. This change is just the first wave of what is sure to come … Continue reading Aluminum Repair Stations for Collision Repair – Why They Matter to Your Body Shop
UL labels on paint booths and finishing equipment are a crucial factor for building inspectors, but they can lead to a great deal of confusion and frustration for a shop trying to get their equipment up and running when it's not entirely clear what is required.What's the real deal when it comes to UL labels … Continue reading UL Labels – What happens when parts are labeled, but the paint booth isn’t?
Every year around this time we get the latest news about upcoming changes in the NFPA codes related to paint booths and finishing systems from our very own Geoff Raifsnider, who proudly sits on the Technical Committee for Finishing Processes for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).Here's what Geoff reports is the latest news for … Continue reading NFPA Update – December 2013
Yet another entry in our ongoing series of articles designed to provide clarity and expertise in the crucial area of code compliance and adherence to standards!For this Q&A, we answer the question of whether or not sprinklers are required by code inside industrial ovens.Q: Do I need sprinklers in my oven?A: Where the oven itself … Continue reading Codes & Standards – Sprinklers in Industrial Ovens
Proper paint booth lighting plays a crucial role in achieving a quality paint job. There are many factors that go into creating a well-lit environment, including fixture quality, fixture location and type of light tube. The following are a few things to consider when it comes to paint booth lighting.1. T8 Energy-Efficient Light TubesT8 light … Continue reading 8 Things You Absolutely Need to Know About Paint Booth Lighting
GFS' own resident code expert, Geoff Raifsnider, just finished putting together this update on the latest changes to the National Electrical Code coming for the 2014 edition that paint booth operators should definitely be aware of.2014 NEC UpdateThis past code revision cycle, an extensive effort was put forth by the technical committees responsible for NFPA … Continue reading What you need to know about the 2014 National Electrical Code Update
It's Earth Day! Time to once again focus our attention on things we can do, big and small, to help reduce our impact on our environment and develop a plan for sustainable growth in to the future. We feel it would be very appropriate to talk about some of the aspects of paint booth technology … Continue reading Earth Day Energy Saving – 5 pieces of paint booth tech that do more, and use less.