Q. I am the manufacturing engineer at my plant. I have been asked to come up with ways improve our painting operations. Because of additions to our product lines, we need to increase our painting capacity. To accommodate a new product line, I need a conveyorized spray system that will apply clear, high- and low-gloss lacquers on brass substrates. The line speed would need to be about 7 fpm, and the rack area would need to be about 2 × 4 ft. Where can I find a used paint equipment supplier? Thanks in advance. T.F.
A. Off hand, I don’t know of any used painting equipment dealers because I haven’t dealt with any. I suggest you contact painting equipment suppliers for used equipment. When they install new equipment they often have to remove the old. In many cases the removed equipment is usable because it had to be replaced to increase painting capacity or to accommodate larger products. If in good condition, it could be resold. Painting equipment suppliers can be found at PFonline.com.