Seward reaps rewards of new Junair Booths

As well as undertaking smart repairs – Smartair is also your answer to priming vehicles in the open workshop – safely and legally.

This is the message from Junair the industry’s leading spray booth manufacturer. Junair urges body shops to free up valuable spray booth time and save energy , by using their Smartair at-source extraction system to tackle priming.

Accident repair specialist, Seward,uses Junair Group’s Smartair at its nine workshops across the south coast.

The Smartair system is unique as it enables body shops to complete paint finishing jobs outside of the spray booth due to its unique extraction capability which takes away all over spray fumes and particulates during painting. Fully compliant with environmental and health and safety legislation, jobs which would usually have to be completed inside the spray booth are safe and legal to undertake in the open workshop, making spray booths available for larger paint refinishing jobs.

Jay Commander, Seward Group Process Manager was keen to discover the benefits in energy saving, running costs and health and safety that Smartair could provide for the Seward Group’s sites, and with three sites already having already trialled the system, he commented: “So far, the results from the Smartair systems have been excellent. The jobs can be undertaken safely outside the spray booths, and our workshop operators have found them to be versatile and easy to use. In my capacity as Process Manager, health and safety is a major concern for me, and as well as being completed safely, I was very impressed with the cleanliness and the quality produced by the Smartair.”

“Working in open workshops for priming also means that there is less need for vehicles to be moved as the Smartair system is taken directly to the job by the operative. It allows our spray booths to be used for top coating giving us the capability to move vehicles through the workshop much more efficiently and profitably.”

With its 2-stage filtration system, Smartair complies with the emissions regulations set out in the Environmental Protection Act and is well below the particulate emission levels of 10mg/m³. Smartair satisfies relevant health & safety directives and in independent tests, the product provided a Workplace Exposure Limit (WEL) 74% below the permitted maximum.

Jay continues: “We even pushed the Smartair system to see if it could cope with two door panels at the same time and were again impressed with its capability.”

Junair commented: “The Smartair system is an exemplary piece of equipment that can positively change the dynamics of your body shop. The system takes away the need for roll priming as it enables you to spray legally in an open shop and above all, safely, outside of the spray booth. Running costs, by using the Smartair instead of spray booths for priming, are reduced by approximately 97% which is a substantial saving.”

JCA Coatings introduced the Smartair System to Sewards and Gavin Hopper, Sales/Technical Manager from JCA Coatings agrees with Junair as to its benefits. “We were so impressed with the Smartair at JCA Coatings that we bought one to show our customers how effective it could be, and on the strength of this, the Seward Group was keen to trial the system at its sites. It really does save booth time, masking time and overall, can increase productivity in a busy body shop.”

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