When examining solutions to increase production in the paint shop, all the emphasis is placed on the paint booth. The paint booth is the most noticeable piece of equipment in the shop, the most expensive, and the one that can make or break production. The right paint booth solution and paint shop layout can increase your throughput and keep your productivity goals on track. But there is still another area where productivity gains are easily found, and that is in the prep area.
Open any collision industry trade magazine or peruse the latest Repairer Driven News and you may run into a "who pays for what" article. Typically, these articles revolve around opportunities for shops to get paid for non-included operations that other shops usually do not think to charge.
Reduce cycle time in your heavy duty truck repair shop with gas catalytic dryers.
Turning a couple of million in revenue out of a 6,000 square foot shop is not a real headline-grabbing statistic in the auto body world. But doing a couple million in revenue in a 6,000 -square foot heavy-duty collision repair shop is a marvel of efficiency. Trucks are big, they are heavy, and their large turning radiuses make them tough to move around a shop. But it can be done and has been done before. The key is mastering workflow and increasing throughput.
Top Three Gas Catalytic Myths Busted
Whether you’ve read about gas catalytic drying or perhaps you saw a few units at events, such as NACE and SEMA, you’ve probably heard a few things about catalytic drying, some of which might not be true. Gas Catalytic drying was originally created in Italy close to two decades ago and it’s popularity has grown quite a bit in the U.S. Each year, the auto industry has become increasingly more competitive between body shops, so cycle time and throughput are important now more than ever. Fortunately, one of the easiest ways to stay ahead in a challenging market is to lower the paint booth bake cycle times.
How To Improve Your Shop With Load Leveling
No matter the size of the shop, load leveling is a pivotal part of your operations. It’s a way for you to not only make more money, but also increase insurance and customer satisfaction with quick service. However, some of the shops that are successfully working beyond their capacity also often experience a few hiccups along the way. Because of this, it can be challenging to keep up with key performance indicators (KPI). Luckily, by splitting work between your operations, you can become more efficient, reduce your cycle time, and increase your throughput.
5 Advantages Of Gas Catalytic Drying
When it comes to purchasing a new paint dryer, there are many options. There’s the traditional convection dryers, electric infrared dryers, and then there’s gas catalytic drying. All of them work, but gas catalytic drying saves business’ massive amounts of time. We all know how important cycle time and throughput are for success, so why not look into the best options out there?
What Dryer Is Right For Your Paint Booth?
As a body shop owner, you know how important the paint booth bake cycle is. In fact, your drying process is a pivotal part of operations. The right kind of dryer can easily reduce your cycle time and increase your overall throughput. However, the wrong dryer can also result in an unnecessary constraint on your operations.
3 Best Ways Body Shops Can Improve Cycle Times
The body shop business is evolving ever year, and yours should, too. Here, we have the 3 best ways body shops can improve cycle times.