Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of a series on topics discussed at a lengthy Society of Collision Repair Specialists Repairer Roundtable on Wednesday. Part 3 will discuss future…
Bodyshop Revolution, which started operations in the U.S. last year, received high marks for its system of gas-catalytic drying robots and panel tools from adopter from Waukesha, Wis.-based Marshall Auto Body, according to a Bodyshop Revolution news release.
“The equipment works exactly as advertised and we’re saving half the time on drying fillers and paint,” Marshall Auto Body President Aaron Marshall said in a statement. “Flashing of the waterborne base coat is dramatically better and we do not have the expense of quick drying clears.”
The company, part of the United Kingdom-based Byteback Group, says its technology can cut cycle time 60 percent “guaranteed,” dry paint in less than a minute, and reduce part replacement by 40 percent.
The 12,000-square foot Marshall Auto Body has 22 employees and uses waterborne paint.
“Shops will see not only a big reduction in natural gas usage but also a significant drop in electricity as you are cutting booth cycles in half,” Bodyshop Revolution North America president Patrick O’Neill said in a statement.
The company plans to install its technology in other shops in Minnesota, North Dakota and Pennsylvania.