Our Industrial Paint Shop Capabilities
Whether you need to paint or metalize casing, piling, plate steel, ladders, or any other sort of metal parts, sections, or components, T BAILEY INC. has the technology and expertise necessary to get the job done quickly and done right.
Our capabilities include:
- Weight capabilities: Can move steel parts weighing up to and over 100,000 lbs.
- Coating capabilities: Metalizing, painting, priming, and other coatings.
- Blasting capabilities: Handblasting and automated abrasive blasting.
Key features of our industrial painting facility include:
- An automatic blasting system called the “Wheelabrator” that drastically speeds up the blasting process.
- An intuitive rail system that enables us to quickly move parts from one stage to another.
- A facility that houses painting, blasting, metalizing, and curing rooms all under a single roof.
Another advantage of partnering with T BAILEY INC. for your industrial coating needs is that our large facility enables our blasting team, metalizing team, painting team, and our material movers to all operate at the same time.
This means we can be running a steel part through surface prep, while also priming another part, painting something else, and spraying metalization onto another part all at the same time.
As you can imagine, this drastically reduces manual labor costs and means that we can deliver large orders on a tight schedule.
Industrial Metal Blasting Services
One of the efficiency-boosting features of T BAILEY INC.’s industrial paint shop facility is its dedicated blasting room.
Steel parts weighing up to 100,000 lbs are brought into the blasting booth on our innovative rail system. These rails are installed in the floor and make it easy to move parts around the facility.
Once inside, our crews will either hand blast the part or prep the surface using the “Wheelabrator” — an automatic blasting machine developed by T BAILEY INC. that quickly blasts a moderate-deep profile ranging between 3-4 mil.
If a part is going to be metalized, we’ll prep it with sandblasting as metalization requires a deeper profile of 4-6 mil and sandblasting uses a larger abrasive. We’ll use an appropriate-sized abrasive to achieve this.
Innovations That Speed Up The Blasting Process
In addition to the rail system and Wheelabrator, our blasting facility features two more technologies that help us process large and heavy orders.
The first is a shot-recovery system installed in the floor of the surface prep booth. Grating in the floor allows shot to fall through floor, where it is collected by a cross auger that transports the shot back up to the blast pot via an elevator. So whereas other paint shops have to periodically stop blasting in order to clean up used shot, our blasters can work continuously.
The second enhancement that enables us to blast nonstop is a rotating set of wheels that slowly turns a part while we blast it. Both this and our shot recovery system ensure we get surface prep completed as quickly as possible.
Industrial Metalizing & Coating Services
We offer industrial metalizing for companies that would like to give their steel parts maximum corrosion protection. Metalizing is a direct-metal process during which we spray molten metal onto steel parts to create a mechanical bond.
We offer many types of metalization, including:
- Pure zinc wire
- Pure aluminum wire
- An abrasive non-skid walking surface (for parts that will have people walking or standing on them)
Finally, we can seal-coat the metalized part with a clear coat to help amplify its corrosion protection.
As for products applied, our industrial paint shop offers most all coatings manufactured by leading paint manufacturers. Two examples are:
- Quick-set epoxies
Metalization, priming, and painting times are accelerated by the use of the same wheel system used in the prep room. This wheel system slowly rotates parts so that our paint crews can work continuously.
Once a part is painted, we can either heat the paint room to 180º F to help bake coatings onto the steel or wheel the part into our curing room where our built-in 65,000 CFM heated and air circulation system quickly dries the coating.
Industrial Painting Facility Projects
To learn more about what T BAILEY INC.’s industry-leading paint and metalization shop can accomplish for you, take a look at some of our previous coating projects.