Gascat Dryers vs. US Auto Cure
Two weeks ago, we created a comparison of Gascat Dryers vs GFS. However, this week we’re matching Gascat Dryers up against US Auto Cure. As you may have read already, gas catalytic drying has existed for about two decades now. Surprisingly, it has been a slow transition for the US in the few years it has been available over here. Over in Europe, most body shops implemented into their operations many years ago and it has become a staple since.
Gas catalytic drying was created by the company, Symach, in Italy. However, there have been plenty of improvements since then– with many models that range from full arches, handheld, and half arches. No matter the model, gas catalytic drying can and dry and cure paint in 16–30 minutes throughout the entirety of the bake cycle.
This is done by making a flame-less heat through propane, methane, or a propane / butane mix. The natural gas creates a reaction with the catalyst inside of the machine and heat is produced through a medium wavelength that evenly dries and cures all of the paint layers. This creates a flatter finish and fewer flaws.
However, despite the benefits of gas catalytic drying, some US shops are dragging their feet. The most successful shops already implemented it into their operations, so why wouldn’t you? Gas catalytic dryers lower cycle times, increase your throughput, and improves efficiency.
Below, read our comparison of Gascat Dryers and US Auto Cure.
In the United States, Gascat dryers are definitively the most established distributor. This is because they work with individual state distributors to make sure you can get dryers, repairs, or parts quickly, with little hassle.
As we said above, gas catalytic drying uses a flame-less heat through a chemical reaction that produces a medium infrared wavelength. While the wavelength may seem unimportant, it actually controls the how long it takes to dry and how evenly it dries it. Gas catalytic drying can take a 100 minute bake cycle and cut it down to between 16 and 30 minutes. It saves you a huge amount of time, but beyond that, some shops have even reported saving as much as $1,500 a month on natural gas.
GasCat’s dryers have gone through a variety of changes and improvements over the years. Dryers come standard with collision sensors, hoses, pyro-meters, and cable carrier systems. Gascat dryers have very little moving parts while operating. So, they’re pretty durable and easy to repair. You can get handhelds, full arches, and half arches installed in pretty much any paint booth. However, because Gascat dryers work with state distributors, it’s pretty easy to have also acquire new systems, new parts, or repairs.
US Auto Cure
As one of the newer companies on the gas catalytic drying scene, US Auto Cure’s equipment has been going through quick changes and updates. Their main dryer, known as Phoenix, operates very similarly to other gas catalytic dryers out on the market. However, there is one primary difference: wavelength.
Like Gascat Dryers, Phoenix uses natural gas to create a flame-less heat. However, they heat up plates that create a long wavelength. However, their machines haven’t been tested on the scale other manufacturers have been. Beyond that, because they’re relatively new to the scene, there are a lot of moving parts that can make it easier to break and much harder to repair.
Gascat Dryers provide you the best, fastest, and most efficient drying solutions out on the market. We believe that time is money.
With this advanced drying system, your body shop will reliably process more vehicles each and every day.
Let us help you save time and streamline your paint booth drying processes. Contact us today!