Global Finishing Solutions Introduces New Auto Refinish Paint Booth
The Edge Paint Booth delivers advanced controls; precise, adjustable lighting; and premium contamination control to consistently produce excellent paint finishes and improved throughput.
Written by Autobody News Staff
Published Oct. 25, 2023
Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) introduced the Edge Paint Booth, which provides industry-leading features with an updated, modern design, while being backed by a manufacturer with decades of experience in the automotive refinish industry.
Masterfully designed for today’s collision repair centers and paint shops, the Edge Paint Booth delivers advanced controls; precise, adjustable lighting; and premium contamination control to consistently produce excellent paint finishes and improved throughput.
Featuring flush, dual-skin panel construction for a smooth, aesthetically pleasing exterior, and streamlined doors with a sleek, new design and large glass windows, this high-tech booth is sure to be a showpiece in any shop.
From top to bottom, GFS Edge is designed for efficiency. Standardized interior dimensions---pre-engineered at 27-, 30- and 33-foot lengths and 9- or 12-foot heights---mean the Edge Paint Booth can accommodate the ever-increasing size of vehicles today without the custom engineering that can prolong lead times. A flush panel design speeds up installation and makes cleaning the booth’s interior a breeze.
The Edge Paint Booth’s easy-to-operate controls feature a large, 10-inch touchscreen, with a 15-inch screen available as an upgrade. The improved user experience makes it easy to set up, run booth cycles and perform maintenance. Navigation is simplified, with different modes based on a painter’s role and the tasks the painter needs to complete, so the most relevant information and controls are always at the forefront of the HMI. GFS has also implemented independent toggles and start/stop buttons to avoid the hassle of paint getting on the touch screen.
Product and personnel doors on the Edge Paint Booth feature large, inlaid glass panels that provide unobstructed views into the booth, while panic bars allow painters to exit the booth with full hands.
Doors are designed to integrate with larger booth openings without any added weight, improving the hinge alignment and seal with less maintenance overall.
Energy-efficient, dimmable LED light fixtures in GFS Edge are strategically placed in the booth’s sidewalls and ceiling to minimize the appearance of shadows and hotspots on a vehicle’s surface, and painters can adjust the bulbs’ brightness while they are working---diffusing light evenly for higher quality paint jobs.
Flexible placement of GFS’ SpaceSaver Air Heater, which can be positioned either horizontally atop or vertically alongside the Edge Paint Booth, maximizes airflow without increasing the overall product footprint the way other air heaters do. Additionally, SpaceSaver has a higher airflow rate than comparable air heater models, giving GFS Edge improved performance.
Air moves into the booth through the proven Controlled Airflow Ceiling, in a downdraft or semi-downdraft configuration, producing excellent contamination control and even air distribution.
Visit GFS Booth #31067 at the SEMA Show, Oct. 31-Nov. 3 in Las Vegas, to see the Edge Paint Booth in person. Step inside the booth and explore its numerous features, while seeing the control panel in action. GFS sales representatives will be on hand to answer any questions about the Edge Paint Booth and discuss how GFS Edge can improve the productivity---and competitive advantage---of any shop.