Of all the types of industrial workbenches, light tables may not be familiar to many people. These work benches are used to review artwork, photographic films, and X-rays. The subject is evenly illuminated from below through a translucent table surface that houses low-heat fluorescent lights. These tables are similar to the devices mounted on walls in physician offices for use when viewing X-ray images.
Some of these industrial workbenches feature an adjustable height, others tilt, and others are movable. An adjustable height work bench is suitable for work that requires up-close viewing, such as small negatives of film. Photographers can adjust the height to appropriate level based on whether they are sitting or standing in front of the table.
A hydraulic tilting table is useful for angled work, which makes it suitable for photographic film and artwork projects. Various top surfaces are available for this and the other styles of light tables, including a plastic-laminated top and solid surfaces that are chemical resistant. This makes these tables just as suitable in a healthcare environment as they are for hobby use. A mobile workbench is created by adding casters to the sturdy metal legs.
Each fluorescent light bulb on these industrial workbenches is a maximum of 40 watts. A dimmer switch allows users to achieve the desired level of light. The translucent area is made from frosted glass and its size may be customizable when consumers deal directly with a manufacturer. Though these work benches come in many standard sizes, custom dimensions may also be accommodated.
Industrial workbenches like light tables are designed for long-term or heavy-duty use. These are more durable than similar products sold in retail stores. Customers may pay more for these work benches, but they also may be able to build the tables to certain specifications, ensuring they get exactly what they need.