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Workstation Colors: BOSTONtec Invests in Latest Powder Coating Technology

Aug 3, 2020 | Company News, Product News

You asked, and we listened. BOSTONtec is answering customers’ wish for highest quality paint, more workstation color options, and flexible lead time by investing in a state-of-the-art Parker Ionics Q-FLO powder coating booth. The new paint booth started operation on July 31, 2020.

It takes only 3 minutes to switch colors!

Changing colors used to take about 15-20 minutes to complete due to the extensive cleaning and the time needed for dust to settle. Now it averages about 2-3 minutes with minimum disruption to the operation. This means that we can now offer a whole suite of premium workstation color options in our QUICKSHIP program.  Studies have shown that colors not only affect our mood, but also impact our productivity. BOSTONtec also offers custom colors to match your brand. BOSTONtec has equipped several world-class distribution centers and manufacturing operations with ergonomic work benches in branded colors, helping support worker engagement. Take advantage of the increased BOSTONtec offering and bring some color into your facility. 

Improved ergonomics and productivity

As an ergonomic solution provider, we use ergonomic principles to evaluate our own operations for opportunities to improve employee well-being and productivity. The new booth is 9 feet wide. It can hold two operators at one time working comfortably along each other. It gives them ample room especially when they coat large parts. No more poor posture and extreme body movements to get the job done. The booth also sits lower to the ground to allow the painters better access to longer parts. It has clear polycarbonate roof and access doors and five built-in mounted light fixtures for excellent lighting.  An ergonomically optimized setup is essential to the quality of paint work.

High-end paint quality and cleaner environment

The conveyor hooks run outside of the new booth and are less likely to attract powder. In addition, the double grounding bar will allow hooks to make additional contact for better transfer efficiency.

The incorporated fluidized hopper system technology vibrates the powder inside the hopper as it feeds into the tube and out from the paint gun. It eliminates the peaks and valleys in charges which cause the imperfections. It will allow us to have an even more consistent paint quality.

The new booth’s efficient dust collection system makes sure that the powder which doesn’t hit the parts is drawn into a hopper outside the booth instead of landing on conveyor line and inside the cure oven to contaminate the finished parts. It also improves the air quality and cleanness throughout the paint room and the neighboring shop floor.

With this new technology in place, the BOSTONtec team is excited to provide its customers with an even better experience and more flexibility for their industrial workstation solutions.

About the Author

Nina Neuschuetz
Nina Neuschuetz
As the Marketing Manager for BOSTONtec, Nina brings a wealth of experience with over 25 years of B2B marketing expertise in both the United States and Europe. Her tenure at BOSTONtec has been marked by a keen focus on ergonomics within the industrial market. Notably, she lead an ergonomic study in collaboration with the Ergonomics Center of North Carolina State University and developed comprehensive ergonomic guides for industrial and commercial workstation environments. Nina’s role extends to collaborating with customers and partners, guiding them through market trends and solutions tailored for the industry. She holds a post-graduate degree in Marketing and Business Administration from the University of Passau, Germany. Connect with Nina to explore ergonomic solutions and industry insights on her LinkedIn profile.
Yi Han
Yi Han
Yi Han is the Marketing Specialist at BOSTONtec. Through her years of collaboration with applications engineers, customer service specialists, and customers, she has cultivated a deep understanding of the transformative power of ergonomics and its applications across industrial, medical, and technical settings . Her primary focus is to inspire individuals and organizations to find the right workplace solutions that optimize productivity and prioritize overall well-being. Yi holds an MBA degree from the Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management at Northwood University in Michigan. Connect with her on LinkedIn to stay informed about the latest insights on workplace ergonomics.

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