Rotary screw compressor technology has become the standard for high-quality, efficient compressed air in the automotive industry. Major advantages of rotary screw compressors include higher capacity, more stable pressure, consistently higher air quality, low vibration, and quieter operation.
Kaeser knows that today’s automotive facilities have high standards, and with the rising cost of labor, tools, paints, and other materials, re-work is expensive. Dry, clean compressed air at a stable system pressure is essential for high-quality results.
With a Kaeser air system, you get products that have proven reliability and efficiency over and over in demanding industrial applications. Whether your concern is air quality, reducing shop noise, or reducing the time spent on maintenance, Kaeser products can help increase quality, efficiency, and productivity.
The automotive industry covers a large range (from tire service to bodywork and using spray guns or booths to finish cars). But in every case, Kaeser is the best for the industry.
If you need air for fleet service, body, and paintwork, tire service, or general repairs, the most reliable and efficient source of high-quality compressed air is a Kaeser compressed air system.
If you are a body shop or automotive refinisher, you may be facing the challenge of switching to waterborne paints. These coatings have a reputation for being less tolerant of moisture and other contaminants, and many industry professionals say that the change to waterborne basecoats will require new equipment and retrofits. (Elevated Industrial Solutions can provide technical specifications about those requirements.)
The best collision and automotive finishing shops in America choose Kaeser Compressors for compressed air equipment. It prevents you from compromising finish quality or wasting time and materials re-doing paint jobs. Well-designed and reliable compressed air systems use clean, dry air, and Kaeser is the gold standard in that compressed air system process.
Shops with good air systems may not notice any difference with waterborne paints but for others, it will be time to make the upgrades they’ve been putting off for years. Also, flash time is longer with waterborne paints, and a popular solution–the blow-drying gun — consumes a lot of compressed air. Many shops may need to add a compressor or move up to a larger one.
Kaeser has many years of experience providing the right compressed air solutions for coating applications. Let us help you determine if you need anything to prepare for waterborne paint.
Don’t believe us? One of the industry’s finest paint and body craftsman, Charley Hutton, uses Kaeser air systems to apply waterborne paints. Like many body and paint professionals, Charley was concerned that waterborne paints would impact the quality of his work.
Charley has experienced great success with his Kaeser system: “All my basecoats are waterborne and my Kaeser system works perfectly with them — really clean and dry,” said Charley. “My Kaeser system also works great for my hard clear coats which need super-dry air. For every percent of moisture, you lose 1% of hardness. We can not have that. That is why we rely on Kaeser … they are simply the best!”
We have locations in Michigan, northern Ohio (near Toledo), southern Ohio (near Dayton and Cincinnati), and South Carolina to provide compressed air systems to your location, matching the horsepower you need. More than that, our compressor service is top-notch. Our team of experts has worked with the automotive industry for years — from companies that create seats to ambulance makers and everything in between.
We can even provide liquid system recommendations if you’re using water-based paints or coatings so that your finish is perfect every time. And we have industrial supplies, such as abrasives, VHB tape, and adhesives.