PROF-X Multifunctional Prep Stations

The preparation areas that complement the painting facilities to improve and speed up the refinishing work

Purpose of the PROF-X product

The secret of a perfect paint job very often lies in making the paint itself.

If this preparation is substandard, it will be impossible to achieve a consistent finish even with the best top coat.

The PROF-X preparation areas (1, 2 or more places) have been designed to complement the painting systems and have been built with a two-pronged objective: to improve and speed up your preparers’ finishing work in full comfort and with the highest technological standards.


Operation of USI Italia Multifunctional Zones

PROF-X are modular, multifunctional workstations specifically designed for surface preparation before painting.

The main operations that are carried out in these preparation bays are:

  • Grouting
  • Dry (or wet) sanding
  • Spraying the primer
  • Thorough cleaning of supports
Configuration flexibility

PROF-X preparation zones are increasingly  popular due to their flexibility and expansion possibilities.

At USI Italia, we have been able to engineer more than 70 standard combinations: from the simplest to the most complex; “dressing” the systems to suit the specific needs of the customers.

Here are some of the features and options available with the PROF-X mount:

1. ASPIRATION FLOW: can take place in different modes:

  • Vertical mode thanks to a suction floor (on uneven ground) or suction  metal base (sunken or above ground)
  • Semi-vertical mode with side or rear suction box

2. TYPE OF WORK PROCESS: can be carried out in different ways:

  • Independent mode where each preparer works in its  own zone and has its own exclusive independent suction flow.
  • Interdependent mode where  the preparer works in its own area, but has a shared suction flow with colleagues.

3. FAN GROUP can be configured in different types:

  • Simple extraction (1 motor) without heating
  • Combination (with 2 motor inlet and exhaust) without heating for continuous compensation in the working environment
  • Combined with “upstream” heating by convection (direct flame, electric heaters, heat exchangers, hot water coils)
  • Combined with “downstream” heating by radiation (infrared)
  • Combination with “mixed” heating (both convection and radiation)

4. WORKING COMFORT: each zone can be enhanced by means of:

  • Side or rear sandwich panels
  • Side or rear sandwich panels with inspection windows
  • Perimeter levelling strips with other installations for anchoring blinds or lighting systems
  • Manually operated or motorized blinds with transparent central inspection section
  • T8 or high-efficiency T5 LED lighting systems
  • Walls equipped with cabinets for the storage of supplies
  • Implementation of USI Italia extras

5. PROCESS CONTROL Depending on the type of work and control required, control panels can be:

  • Electro mechanical with selectors
  • Electro mechanical with selectors + inverter
  • Basic digital with 7″ colour touch screen industrial PC, inverter, integrated remote assistance, 10 work profiles that can be registered, recalled and easily customized.
  • Advanced digital with 12″ color touch screen industrial PC, inverter, integrated remote assistance, infinite work profiles that can be recorded, recalled and easily customized and the option  of digitalization and process tracking.

6. ENERGY EFFICIENCY TYPE can be achieved through:

  • Plenum with large filtering surface: the suction of the preparation area causes air depletion and heat loss in the workshop.
  • The compensation system with plenum allows the rebalancing of air pressure in the workshop and reintroduces ambient air in the preparation area.
  • Motors in premium efficiency class IE3 or high efficiency class IE2 equipped with frequency inverters.
  • Inverter, regardless of the efficiency class for customizing suction volumes, depending on the types of work required.
  • Selection and partialization dampers for directing air flow in two or more work bays.
  • Control buttons located in each zone to minimize operator travel time due to machining changes.
  • Ventilation of the preparation area can be started automatically when using a pneumatic and/or electric tool or a specific work sequence.
  • The servo tool principle saves up to 70% energy.
Complementary accessories for PROF-X Multifunctional Zones

The innovative PROF-X preparation zones can be equipped with a range of useful complementary accessories that can be easily attached, such as:

  • USI LIFT 3500 scissor lifts and lifts with under wheel grip
  • Localized suction systems
  • Car side sliding mover and sliding guides for a PULL type of processing
  • IR/UV irradiation systems
  • Heat recovery units in the case of thermo-ventilation units
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