TKS Industrial specializes in complete paint systems for Automotive, Aerospace, and Industrial manufacturing.
TKS employs a large staff of full-time engineers. From sizing equipment based on heat loads and specifications to designing new layouts for brand new paint shops, our Engineering & CAD team can provide full-service engineering. We design custom paint booths, industrial ovens, and other paint process equipment.
TKS is a General Contractor for building industrial manufacturing plants, offering turn-key services including project management, construction site supervision, oversight of skilled trades and subcontractors, quality assurance, start-up, commissioning, and spray trials.
Every paint shop is different. TKS offers each paint system as an independent module, so each customer can mix and match to meet their requirements. We specialize in providing custom designs & custom engineering for each client for each vehicle. We are a full-service design-build industrial contractor.
Let TKS help you design your own configuration of Pretreatment dips, rinses, and sprays. Each process step is an independent module designed to mix and match to meet your process specification.
TKS offers design, fabrication, and installation of industrial tanks for electro-coat and UF rinses. Our unique lineup includes the iron removal system (Flood Spray), high-performance washing system (Parallel Separator), and counter-flow circulation tank in the degrease process, and high-pressure spray water washing processes. I-LAS (Impact Blast Washer System) is our high-performance water washing system which efficiently remove iron powder from body surfaces with minimal water and pressure.
We can engineer varying e-coat bath entry and exit conditions, whether 'hot' meaning with electrified anodes, or 'cold' meaning without anodes.
TKS has a patented counterflow design circulation system for Electro-deposition (ED) tanks. Rather than a traditional eddy swirling, which kicks up dirt from the bottom of the tank, our Counter-flow technology moves the entire ED current in one direction, from exit to entry. At vehicle entry the e-coat paint / UF water mixture is pulled through a UF filter module, and pumped back to the end of the tank. This ensures that the last layers of ED coating are the cleanest.
TKS' electrical engineering department works with many manufacturers including Spang, Controlled Power, and more.
TKS provides a variety of types of anodes: solid, flushing, roof-, wall-, and floor-mounted. We also design and provide the anolyte system.
A properly sized and maintained UF system is key to a clean e-coat finish. Along with our patented counterflow innovation, TKS offers a cost-effective ED system.
TKS can offer both automated and manual sealer solutions. Turnkey automated solutions include robots, vision systems, vehicle model ID, material supply systems, and applicators in addition to the standard spray booths with downdraft HVAC.
Automation systems spray a PVC or Polyurethane based material onto the rocker panel, sill, and under body to prevent stones and rocks from chipping the paint in this area. Also known as stone guard chip or SGC.
A replacement for traditional melt sheets or bitumen mats, liquid-applied sound deadener material or LASD is a rubber-based acoustic insulating material that is sprayed onto car bodies prior to the sealer oven. It significantly reduces the noises transmitted via vibrating metal in the vehicle.
TKS offers conveyor systems for automotive paint plants. Our goal is to design compact and highly efficient factory layouts for production. We supply overhead conveyors for pretreatment and electro-deposition lines as well as floor conveyors for prime, base, and top coat lines. Friction conveyors are preferred for easy maintenance.
A paint feeding system is the most vital system within a painting plant. We focus on centralized paint quality control, paint composition and supply works, organic solvent regulations, and energy-saving measures like electric pumps (vs hydraulic). The goal is a stable and improved paint quality for our customers.
TKS Industrial has acquired Encore Automation, a leader in Automation and Robot Integration in the Automotive and Aerospace industries. We design our robot paint systems to provide the most efficient painting process within a spec'd time frame to determine the optimal number of required robots.
TKS Industrial offers our unique paint technology to deliver the highest finish quality. We are a full service operation, delivering turn-key solutions for each step of the paint process. We can offer either individual parts of the paint process or a comprehensive system including paint spray booths, robot systems, paint circulation systems, conveyor systems, and VOC Abatement systems to control and reduce CO2 and NOx from painting facilities.
TKS can design heated flash off tunnels for your paint process, using a heater box to provide hot air blow (HAB) to allow for the waterborne paint to set prior to the next coat of paint. Typically followed by a short cooling tunnel with cold air blow (CAB) to return the vehicle to near room temperature before the next layer of paint is applied.
TKS offers two dry paint capture options, in addition to our traditional water-based paint capture system. The first is a limestone-based system to capture paint over spray. The second option is a replaceable dry filter which captures the paint over spray in a cardboard box with several layers of filters.
In a traditional wet scrubber booth, TKS offers various wet paint sludge collection and drying options. We offer sludge palin units, underbooth sludge management systems, and external sludge pits.
TKS provides superior spray booth environments to achieve a high-quality paint finish with a wet or dry scrubber. We have recently updated our Dry Booth design to reduce maintenance and decrease operating costs via less limestone and less energy usage. Our wet booth scrubbers has been installed over 100 times worldwide.
TKS designs and builds several industrial ovens for paint drying and paint cure, including: ED oven, Sealer oven, Primer oven, and Topcoat (TC) Oven. These industrial ovens can operate for 30+ years with typical oven burner and fan maintenance. The oven is typically preceded by a setting tunnel to allow the solvent-borne clear coat a few minutes to flash in a controlled room temperature environment prior to entering the oven's first heat-up zone where the water within the waterborne paint begins to flash off.
All four major ovens: E-coat oven, Sealer oven, (optional) Primer oven, and Topcoat oven all consist of heat-up and hold zones. In a 3-wet paint booth process arrangement, there isn't a Primer oven, instead a heated flash off (HFO) is used. Sometimes there are also smaller ovens for black-out and cavity wax. We offer a paint-drying oven that responds to temperature increases in body areas. The oven design will increase heating in zones of thick parts, such as sill inners or pillars where it is difficult to dry paints, while maintaining the temperature of keep-zones with a minimized flow rate to reduce dirt contamination and reduce energy usage.
In most paint shops, all major paint cure ovens are followed by a cooling tunnel to return the body to a lower temperature. This reduces the amount of paint smoke that is exhausted into the plant, ensures the bodies are at a cool enough temperature for team members to touch or for more paint to be applied, and also reduces the overall heat-up of the building.
We offer your traditional manual repair stations complete with paint circulation mini-systems for flash Primer, base coat and clear coat to complete repairs in an off-line station. Manual repair can be paired with manual or automated defect detection.
Blackout material is applied automatically via a robot spray system. TKS provides a dry filter booth of this low-volume application process.
All cavities and hollow areas in the finished uni-body undercarriage are filled with a layer wax for protection against corrosion and rust. The waxy material is typically injected via a robot with an specialized tip or nozzle.
Taikisha offers both a traditional two-tower RTO and a rotary-valve regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) for industrial air pollution control and VOC abatement. TKS also offer traditional thermal oxidizers and RTOs for oven exhaust smoke control and VOC abatement. Destruction removal efficiencies (DRE) of 98-99% can be offered.
TKS offers a variety of industrial air pollution control equipment, including VOC concentrators such as the Fluidized Bed Concentrator (FBC). TKS also offers both dry and wet scrubbers for paint booth overspray and particulate emission control. After the wet scrubber, the paint booth exhaust air is sent to a VOC abatement device such as a thermal oxidizer, regenerative oxidizer (RTO), or Rotor concentrator.