Just because you already have what you might consider to be “the best” doesn’t mean that with a little work you can’t implement improvements. For instance, one of our customer’s current paint systems has the best atomization in the industry. Their five-stage turbine spraying system produces 9.5 PSI, which again is the most powerful available. The Dual Filtration System is the most advanced on the market, incorporating two foam media filters in two separate filtration chambers for atomizing and cooling air to produce a cleaner, smoother finish and reduced emissions. Features include a filter sized to ensure clean operation and longer life. A patented filter warning system alerts you when to clean your filter and is easier to clean than any bulky, automotive-style filters. At APC Filtration Inc. we are proud to have played a part in these systems’ development.
So, job well done right? Not so fast. As it turned out, even though our client was thrilled with their current paint systems, they didn’t want to rest on any laurels. They wanted to further purify their atomized air, to achieve the finest atomization possible, for as many coatings as possible. They want optimization and improvements, and they came to us see what we could do for them. After assessing our capabilities and our customer’s needs, we decided to take on the grueling task.
This proved to be a challenge akin to Hannibal crossing the Alps. Our experts spent over two exhausting years – and went through seven filter designs and sprayer revisions – before finally nailing down a functional filter design that met the client’s engineering requirements. A new and revolutionary six-stage turbine spraying system was developed, producing 11.5 PSI and to date remaining the only turbine ever to achieve full HVLP capability.
The next time someone tells you that their system is the best available, just remember that there’s always room for technological improvement. Sure as the automobile followed the horse; sure as the bullet train followed the steam engine – APC can always make the best, better.