Taking Your Standard Workbench To The Next Level
Managing a laboratory means making important decisions about what types of lab equipment and furniture you’re using to outfit your workspace. Budget constraints don’t always allow for floor-to-ceiling custom solutions, but luckily you might not require something so drastic and costly! A lot of times you’ve got great “bones” in the form of existing heavy duty workbenches or work tables. But you simply need some additional workbench accessories to take the area up to the next functional level. But what is even possible and available these days?
Here atRDM Industrial Products, Inc., we are here to assist you on this journey. We ask: What can you and your staff utilize that’s already in the laboratory, and what needs a retrofitted upgrade? What options are available to beef up existing workbenches so that they are more functional? Read on to learn the key points to consider when improving your laboratory flow and output.
Your Dream Workstation
Begin by imaging an ideal workstation for the members of your team. And remember that not every solution is appropriate for each staff member. You’ve got theindustrial work tables or workbenchesalready, so it’s a matter of additional needs. Therefore, ask yourself – what is really needed? More room for equipment on the tabletops or more room for storage? Is it optimal to add shelving or drawers? Walk through a typical workday for each position to truly get a feel for what is lacking and what is necessary. Be sure to keep in mind that employees do best when seated at comfortable, ergonomic workbenches.
Consider opening the question up to your staff as well before making executive decisions. It could be quite useful to learn what types of retrofitted storage or mobility would be actually useful AND utilized before undergoing unnecessary upgrades. Remember, you’re looking to keep your existing heavy duty workbenches and pair them with functional improvements. You’re not trying to reinvent the wheel or break your budget.
What Workbench Accessories Are Available?
RDM Industrial Products, Inc. offers a plethora of customizableworkstation and workbench accessoriesthat could drastically improve your team’s functionality, such as:
Shelving Units or Storage Cabinets:
There are times where you need visual or easy access to your paperwork. But you’d prefer to have your workbench clear. Shelving installations or storage cabinets could be ideal in this scenario. They’re often able to be mounted directly into your current industrial work tables.
Computer Equipment or Tool Storage Options:
Another convenient hack is to double your table workspace by freeing up your tools or your screens. Retrofit storage and display racks are easy to customize and install so that your eyes can easily glance up to your mounted monitor or your hands can grab that accessible tool, all while maintaining a clear work zone. This handy upgrade can also reduce chronic hunching across the board.
Drawer Units and Storage Cabinets:
If storage is lacking and you’d prefer those items to be more private, retrofitted drawer units are a handy option. They can be customized to go underneath or next to existing industrial work tables or benches and can really free up your zone.
Caster Options For Mobility:
There are plenty of scenarios where moving combining or rearranging workstations would be immensely helpful. This is a job for custom-fit casters for the bottoms of your workbench legs. Adding caster options for mobility means you can shift stations around depending on the project and not get bogged down in unmovable industrial sized furniture. Casters give you some freedom!
Just imagine if the height of the desk or workstation you’ve been assigned to could be customized – how slick! Lift options can be added to existing workbench legs, and a multitude of comfort and convenience issues can be resolved this way. Posture is a critical element to daily work life, so this might be a handy way to make more ergonomic workbenches for the staff.
Full overhead fluorescent lighting isn’t always enough for exacting scientific work, and there are certain tasks and projects that quite simply require more focused beams. Imagine a customized light rack for your workbench zone, and then contact RDM to see how we can make it happen for you.
Why Choose RDM Industrial Products, Inc.?
For over 40 years, RDM Industrial Products, Inc. has been serving our clientele by providing quality designed, manufacturer/factory direct furniture for laboratories and office spaces – all with immense success and fantastic reviews. Our priority is to deliver exceptional industrial quality products directly to your operations centre so that you and your team can continue working in a productive, safe and profitable manner.
Additionally, most of our retrofitted workbench accessories and parts are proudly manufactured in the USA. Meaning, you can purchase from us knowing we are contributing right back to the country’s economy while we operate.
Check out ourRDM Industrial Products websitewhich details the myriad ways we can improve your existing workspace. If you’re interested in placing an order or have any questions, please contact a representative at RDM to see if we can walk you through workbench retrofit options that can be specifically tailored for your needs. We look forward to serving you!