Compressed Air for Collision Repair

Businesses in the collision repair industry get a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate your passion for automotive finishing every time your customers vehicle rolls out of the paint booth. Your business has worked hard to ensure the vehicle has been prepped, painted, and polished to the original standard. However, for the customer it is now a totally different experience that makes the car like brand new.

History of the Automotive Industry

At the beginning of the automotive industry, almost 100 years ago, vehicles were painted with a varnish-like paint product and hand brushes were used onto the vehicle surface. This coating then was sanded until smooth, and was then reapplied and refinished with several layers of coating. After multiple layers were applied, vehicles were polished until a shiny surface was acquired.

Painting Processes Today

Today, automobile painting processes are more standardised than they have ever been before because of the benefits of new advanced paint material, different painting methods & techniques and of course the advancement of the industry specific machinery and tools.

Automotive Coatings

Automotive coatings continue to evolve as they either satisfy or are exceeding to meet customer expectations and environmental regulations while also lowering production cost and overall cost of ownership.

Automotive coatings are typically applied by spraying, the quality of atomisation influences the quality of the sprayed coating. Compressed air plays a major role in ensuring the quality of atomisation such as pressure stability and air quality.

Typical problems that can occur due to:
Compressed air pressure stability Mottled surface
Uneven appearance (often affects metallic paint coatings).
Compressed air quality Blistering - bubbling, pitted or swollen appearance
Fish Eyes - small crater-like blemishes in the finish
Runs or sags - coating does not adhere uniformly to the surface being painted

Ceccato Compressors

Ceccato Compressors offer premium all in one, plug & play compressed air system package solutions to suit from small to large collision repair workshops.

These systems comprise of Air Compressor, Refrigerant type Air Dryer & Pre/Post filters all mounted on a 500L tank. The total package ensures the Air Quality as per the Quality Standard ISO 8573-1 2010 1.4.1

These packages are available from 5.5kW (7.5hp) to 22kW (30hp) in pressure variants of 8 bar (116psi) and 10 bar (145psi), also is more energy saving Variable Speed Drive (VSD) variants raging from 12 CFM to 130 CFM.

Learn more about available compressor options

You can also choose the same model at different configurations or with a different output power

Selection guide: choose the right compressor for you!

Selection guide

Choosing the right compressor for your production system is fundamental. At Ceccato, we developed a simple guide where you find out more about all the advantages of using compressed air.

All you need to know about compressed air

Technology you can trust - find all about Ceccato's value

Established over 80 years ago, Ceccato is one of the most reliable compressed air brands. Ceccato is a pioneer in screw compressors, investing in innovation, with the aim to offer the newest technology within the compressors industry.

Find out all about value and history of Ceccato.