Industrial workbenches are exceedingly popular in a wide variety of industries. In fact, workbenches can be so useful and versatile that even industries that are ostensibly unrelated make liberal use of them. Not only are they used widely and frequently in all sorts of workspaces, but the specific tasks that they are used to tend to be central to the companies and industries that use them.
RDM Industrial Products produces an extraordinarily diverse variety of quality-designed and custom-built workbenches.
Here’s a bit of critical information about how important these benches can be to your lab, studio, or business and about the various types of benches that RDM can manufacture to meet your needs.
Why Use Workbenches?
A workbench is, in essence, a quite simple tool. But that shouldn’t trick you into supposing it to be unsophisticated or only narrowly useful. At the most basic level, it is a stable, flat surface that is similar to a table but often has some additional features designed to facilitate some particular type of work.
Even from this bare-bones description, a large variety of possible uses should immediately jump out at you. Any kind of work requiring you to sit or stand in some area and apply diligence and attention to the task at hand would be virtually impossible to do without the aid of a good workbench. The same is true for any work that requires you to have a variety of items or tools close at hand which you must frequently switch between using.
Since there are so many different jobs to which the above applies, you should expect a good workbench to be an integral part of a great many industries. The sky is really the limit here.
Major Industries Using Workbenches
Now that you can see the great value and versatility that they can bring to an enterprise, here is a more specific taste of some of the kinds of places where you might expect to find industrial workbenches:
- Scientific Research Centers & Labs:
Scientists and lab researchers who conduct experiments with all kinds of chemicals will need a bench to help them organize their equipment and keep it within reach. For those specifically dealing with caustic chemicals on a regular basis, an ordinary workbench will likely not be enough. They may need stainless steel workbenches which are specially designed to be chemical-resistant, for example. Other kinds of heavy duty workbenches may also be required here.
- Architectural, Engineering, Design, and Construction Firms:
Architects, engineers, and designers must draw up plans or schematics for buildings, cars, furniture, or anything else that they may have their eyes upon creating. They may need to build smaller models to test out design ideas or examine proposed construction materials for their suitability to a given project. For all things like this, heavy duty workbenches are essential.
- Art Studios:
Artists can certainly put a good workbench to use as well. Painters need somewhere to place and secure the canvases they’re painting on. Sculptors need a secure place to try out experiments in molding bits of clay or other materials. Plus, artists may just need a good spot where they can sit down and make a quick sketch.
- Medical Schools and Hospitals:
Doctors, radiologists, and other medical technicians and personnel will frequently find themselves examining things like patient x-rays and medical files. The importance of a reliable workbench or light table to either help organize these things or provide them better visibility at the moment should not be underestimated.
As mentioned, however, this is only a small sample of the kinds of places where you might expect to find the humble workbench.
RDM specializes in custom workbench design, so we can supply you with manufacturer-direct, industrial-quality products, no matter what your specific needs. Here are just some of the different kinds of benches we can create for you.
Key Types of Industrial Workbenches
Workbenches are far from uniform. There is an enormous number of different kinds of them. Here are just a few of the types that RDM can manufacture for you and for your lab or business:
- Computer LAN Workstations:
Labs often require the cataloging of large amounts of data. Hospitals need to have their patients’ medical data on hand. All of these require computers connected to a Local Area Network. Workstations with computers can be set up to efficiently handle this kind of work.
- Steel Tables and Workstations:
When wood just won’t do, there’s always stainless steel. Many such tables are often corrosion-resistant, which is useful when working with dangerous chemicals. They can be built with or without wheels or casters. Depending on whether mobility is required. Some models may include overhead racks.
- Ergonomic Tables:
These are all designed with worker ease and comfort in mind. They are typically custom-designed according to a worker’s height or maybe height-adjustable. The surface is made so that every part is easily within reach.
- Light Tables:
Light tables have specially designed fluorescent lights behind or underneath them which you can turn on to illuminate your work area. These are useful if you need a careful, up-close look at something.
- Packaging Workstations:
Ideal for any kind of packing plant or shipment facility. These benches provide workers with a compact space in which to quickly package products and move them out toward customers.
- Laminar Flow Workstations:
These are critically important precision tools. Scientific researchers typically use laminar flow hoods when they must work with some kind of dangerous material. The hood encloses the material in glass or acrylic and allows researchers to stoop in from one side and do their work. To make this work possible, there is also an associated workbench.
This list is far from exhaustive. We recommend having a look at all of our many types of industrial work tables.
RDM’s Commitment to Custom Design Workbenches
Even within each of the different types of workbenches we’ve mentioned, there is still further diversity. Our dedication to custom workbench design means that we strive to specially design each product for the particular needs of each individual customer. Here are just some of the differentworkbench features and accessoriesthat we can tack on if you need them:
- Overhead Equipment Racks:
We can include all kinds of overhead equipment racks with our workstations so that you can hang important tools and keep them within reach. This is especially true of our stainless steel workbenches.
- Height Adjustment:
Taller workers will need taller benches, and shorter workers will need shorter ones. Thankfully, since many of our benches can be made height-adjustable, they need not be one-size-fits-all.
If you need a cart or bench to be mobile so that you can put something on it and transport it across the lab or other work area, we can attach wheels to your bench.
A bench whose table-top can be tilted and adjusted may be extremely useful in some circumstances. Especially to artists who are sketching or painting or to engineers examining plans.
- Computer Accessories:
Various computer accessories are available to make the life of anyone sitting at a computer easier. These include things like monitor stands and keyboard trays.
- Storage Accessories:
If you need space to store things and don’t want to leave the workstation to grab them, you can always get workbenches that come with storage cabinets or filing drawers.
Since we absolutely insist on custom workbench design, this is only a small sample of the accessories and additional features that we can add to your order.
RDM has over 40 years of experience creating factory-direct heavy duty workbenches and other industrial-gradelaboratory furniture. And all of our products are proudly manufactured in the USA. Wherever you work and whatever you may need, we can get you just the right sort of benches to help you and those around you work at their best.