Product Options and Upgrades
(available with most models)
Marathon Finishing Systems offers a wide variety of options and upgrades for you to choose from. The standard booth configurations that are shown in our product pages are just a starting point. Every environment is unique, and every production line has it’s own special requirements. Listed below are some of the various options that you can add to your equipment order, although certainly not everything. We can custom engineer any solution you may require, so we know that no list can be complete. This list shows the most common options and upgrades, so if you don’t see what you want here, just ask us…
While the standard booth is a single wall, non insulated panel construction, we can also build your booth with double wall, insulated panels. These panels contain standard fiberglass insulation filling a center channel between two steel walls. While we do not recommend this type of upgrade, there are certain applications where it is appropriate. We can help you determine whether you need single or double wall panels.
When we engineer a spray booth or oven, we usually configure the main product doors so that they are around 3 to 4 feet wide, so that they are easy to open and close, and do not weigh too much. This almost always turns out to be a “Barn Door” configuration. However, if you you need to have a specially designed door configuration to meet specific requirements (to fit in a certain space, for example), you can choose from a wide range of door styles:
A single opening is covered by three doors that can have a single door on one side, and two on the other. The single door can be opened and closed independent of the other two. Or if you choose, you can have all three doors open and close “Accordion Style”, in which all three doors are connected (and still have a single panel act as an independent single door).
A single opening is covered by two sets of doors, each having two panels and hinged in the middle. Each set can be opened independently of the other.
- Roll Up
This type is the standard roll up door that you would see on a garage or industrial unit. The whole door lifts from the bottom and rolls up at the top.
Don’t see what you’re looking for? No problem! We can custom design and manufacture virtually any kind of door you may need, just tell us what you’re looking for, and we will find or fabricate it. Most of what we do is custom work, so you might say: It’s what we do.
There are many standard size windows, from a small 10″ x 12″ “Peek In” window, up to a full size 36″ x 48″ “Observation” window. These windows can be placed in doors or wall panels of the booth to fit your needs. We can even make custom sized windows, and engineer them into your booth wherever you need them.
• Control Systems
As the various options that you require are added to your booth, the control options become more complicated. While it can start out with a simple “On-Off” switch, it can end up requiring a fully digital system with a touch sensitive display screen and computer control system. Not to worry! We can engineer the entire system to easily control all aspects of your equipment, while keeping the daily operations simple, yet effective. We will even show you how to properly operate each and every function, so that you can get right to work.
Marathon takes great care when calculating all aspects of illumination (location, distribution, orientation, etc.) for all of our spray booths, so that you get a “Shadow Free” and brightly lit work area. If you would like the ability to increase the amount of light that may be required for your application, we can add as many lights as you would like. If you would like to change the type of light fixtures (change an Open Type to a Class I Division II, for example), you can select from the many types of lights available. We supply lighting fixtures from LDPI, which come with a full one year warranty.
While Marathon takes great care in making sure that the fans and motors that we engineer into our booths are adequate to the task of moving the air through the booth in the proper fashion, you may want to increase the horse power of the motor, or increase the size of the fans to meet a specific environmental requirement. We can accommodate such a request, and make sure that the delicate balance of intake and exhaust is appropriately maintained. We use only American made fans and motors, from the best manufactures in the country (such as Dayton, Hartzell and Weg). These parts come from directly from Grainger, so they are easy to locate and replace. They also come with a full year manufacturer’s warranty.
One of the major functions of a spray booth is to remove overspray from the air stream before the air is exhausted from the booth. Another is to remove airborne particulates from the air before it is brought into the work area of the booth. Marathon uses standard intake and exhaust filters, readily available from most paint and filter suppliers. Both types of filters can be upgraded to a higher level of filtration, including NESHAP and HEPA, as well as filtering out harmful components from the use of chromates. The choices for filtration are many. Marathon can help you decide what filtration components are right for your application.
• Cooling Systems
Everywhere on Earth is either too hot or too cold at some time during the year. Working in comfort is the key to maintaining morale and productivity. For those times when it is too hot, we can configure your equipment to establish and adhere to a specific temperature envelope. We supply Carrier components (which also comes with a full year warranty), and integrate them seamlessly into your control systems. Keep your cool when production heats up.
• Heat (Curing) Systems
The heating systems available for spray booths are meant to perform two functions:
- “Comfort” heating, to keep the environment warm enough for worker comfort.
- “Spray & Cure”, for use after painting to speed up the drying of the paint, and to harden the paint beyond what is possible at room temperature. These components are also American made by one of this country’s foremost manufacturers of heating components for the spray booth industry.
• Humidity Control
While the requirement for true humidity control is uncommon, we can configure a system that will maintain your target humidity with accuracy and repeatability. Humidity can only be controlled if you have full heating and cooling systems as well, so only consider humidity control if you are planning to control both heating and cooling.