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PRODUCTS & PROCESSES Junair Spraybooths Install a Commercial Spraybooth for First Bus in Glasgow The installation of a high specification Junair Spraybooths commercial spray booth featuring two pneumatic access platforms and a paint mixing room at First Glasgow’s £25million bus depot and head office is delivering commercial opportunities for Scotland’s biggest bus company. Caledonia depot, First Glasgow’s bespoke facility is the biggest bus depot in the UK and has a specialist long-term vehicle repair unit fully equipped with a commercial spray booth and paint mixing room, designed and manufactured by Junair Spraybooths. 58 The Junair commercial spray booth measures 16m (L) x 5.5m (W) x 5.5m (H) and provides easy access and manoeuvrability when preparing and painting double deck vehicles. The spray booth utilises a twin side chest extraction to provide an effective overspray removal and is operated using Junair’s sophisticated iSystem touch screen. This allows operatives to select from a number of pre-set bake cycles. Pneumatic Access Platforms Provide a Safe and Productive Working Environment Within the spray booth, two pneumatic access platforms have been installed which provide a 3 way (horizontal, vertical and in/out) movement inside the spray booth. This replaces the need for ladders and scaffolds with a much safer, easier and more October 2015 productive solution for masking, painting and inspection. Martin Brand, First Glasgow’s Major Repair Business Manager said: “Since installation Junair have been providing on-site product training to ensure that all of our operatives are competent in the correct and safe operation of the pneumatic access platforms. Our operatives find the platforms safe and easy to use and helps them to carry out their jobs efficiently. “Our state-of-the-art facilities combined with the high skill level of our staff means we now offer our commercial vehicle repair services to the retail market outside of FirstGroup, for example we have used our spraybooth to repaint vehicles for Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 60 follow us on twitter @surfaceworldmag