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Handling Specialty unveils new paint and blast booths


December 10, 2018
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Handling Specialty's new paint booth

December 10, 2018 – Handling Specialty, the Ontario–based material handling design/build company, recently christened its new paint booth and blast booth with a ribbon cutting at plant two in Hamilton.

Employees from plant one in Grimsby, Ontario joined for the event on November 29, where Handling Specialty president Tom Beach outlined the benefits of the new booths.

The industrial pressurized semi-down draft spray paint booth, with external dimensions of 18 feet wide by 49 feet long by 11 feet high, allows for product parts to undergo the paint process on site. The paint booth includes a galvanized finish, exhaust system with LED lights, one air replacement unit and spray-gun interlock kits with air flow manometer.

The paint booth also has integrated electrical control panels with time relay and digital temperature controller, variable electronic speed control system for the spray booth exhaust fan, a reinforced exhaust filter chamber with a 30-foot exhaust stack, and a fire protection dry chemical sprinkler system.

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The booth was provided by United Paint Booths with an air/air assist spray paint system by Graco.

The new blast booth includes an IBT 40-foot long air blast room, IBT 30-foot long crane slot assembly, powered door and structural system, an IBT “single auger” reclaim system, man load bar grating, a HD 1/4-inch thick elevator assembly, an IBT measured media system for improved economy, PLC controls, an axxiom, “dual outlet” blast pot, and 11,200 CFM IBT cartridge dust collector.

It also features secondary/after-filter assembly (to return exhaust air back into the building), exhaust fan silencer (to reduce noise from the dust collector), rotary valve assembly (to automatically empty dust from dust collector hopper), and a pressure relief panel on the dust collector.

The blast booth was built on-site by IBT Abrasive Air Blast System.