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The Workbench: The Key to Increased Productivity and Efficiency The Workbench: The Key to Increased Productivity and Efficiency Introduction A workbench refers to a hardy table that is basically used for heavy-duty purposes. They can come in simply flat surfaces or may be of very complex design. Workbenches can be of different shapes and sizes. They are available in sizes from as small as tiny jewellers’ benches to the huge benches that are used by staircase makers. The shape of workbenches is basically rectangular, but the design of a workbench varies depending on the type of work they are designed to accommodate. Different materials like stone, wood and composites can be used to make workbenches. Different types of workbenches On the basis of the type of work they are developed to accommodate, workbenches can be of different types. Just a few of them are discussed below (Information credit - RDM Industrial Products Inc.) Portable or multi-purpose workbenches They are basically small, collapsible, light, and they are designed in clamps. These types of workbenches can be used for several manual works. Industrial workbenches Industrial workbenches are similar to traditional workbenches, but they are designed to withstand heavy-duty projects. Electronic workbenches If you want to use your workbenches for the work that involves electronic devices, electronic workbenches are the perfect solution for you. A master power switch is there in the electronic workbenches. They may also include electrical knockouts and extra duplex electrical outlets. Laboratory workbenches This type of workbench is specially designed to meet the uses of a laboratory. They are especially used in the chemical and biological sciences. The surfaces of these workbenches are made of chemical resistant materials like stainless steel, epoxy resin, high density polyethylene etc. Surface material of workbenches Choosing a workbench with the right surface material is very important. And it depends mainly on what type of tasks you will have to perform on your new workbench. Workbenches are used in the industry as well as the laboratory. The workbench tops are available in wood, particleboard, steel and plastic or laminate. Why choose particleboard tops If you are on a budget, then particleboard tops are a perfect choice for light to medium use. On the surfaces of particleboards, there are tiny wood particles that are pressure-bonded together. In order to make it easy for you to clean, they are coated with melamine or laminate. Why choose wood surfaces? Wood surfaces are one of the strongest surfaces that a workbench can have. They are made in such a way that they can tolerate heat exposure, marring and impacts. Generally, these workbenches are made of thick, solid maple and are perfect for all types of work such as repair, assembly and maintenance. Why choose steel workbench tops? The most enduring are steel workbench tops. They are made in a way that can withstand years of rough and heavy use. It is the underside reinforcements and strong welds that increased the weight capacities of the workbenches. Steel is the best option if your work is of the heavy-duty variety and you are planning to work with oil or solvents. Why use plastic/ laminate workbench tops? These workbench tops are not only lightweight and affordable, but also non-conductive. This is what makes them perfect for working on electrical appliances. A majority of solid plastic tops have durable laminate coatings that offer protection against stains and scratches. If you are going to work on projects including packaging or light assembly, then plastic/laminate surface will work very well. Advantages of using industrial workbenches Want to boost the productivity of your warehouse? Then heavy duty industrial workbenches are a must have. Here are some advantages of using different types of industrial workbenches: Durability Durability is the main reason why most businesses opt for these workbenches. Thick particle board and melamine resin are used to make the work surface. The melamine is what makes these heavy duty industrial workbenches resistant to hot objects as well as chemicals. So it can be said that regardless of the weight of the objects that are used throughout the day, industrial workbenches are durable enough to withstand frequent usage. Heavy weight capacity These heavy duty workbenches can hold up to 750 kilos of weight, so there is no chance of damage to your workbench if you work with heavy equipment. They are designed to withstand all the heavy duty machines and tools that you use on a regular basis. This is a foolproof way to ensure safety. Ergonomic design The design of industrial workbenches contributes a lot towards the productivity and efficiency of the workhouse. If workers have to bend over the workbench all the time, then it can lead to strain-related injuries. This, in turn, will decrease the productivity. This is exactly where industrial workbenches come into play. They are designed in such a way that they can be adjusted according to the height as well as the personal preferences of the user. Conclusion People these days are looking for efficiency as well as increased productivity. And heavy duty adjustable workbenches are just right for that. They not only have the ability to withstand really heavy weights, but are also durable and resistant to common manufacturing chemicals. Workbenches allow workers to perform tasks quickly and efficiently, thus benefitting the company as a whole. Summary Various types of workbenches are available to serve different purposes. While choosing a workbench, you need to have a clear idea of what sort of tasks you need to perform using them.
Various types of workbenches are available to serve different purposes. While choosing a workbench, you need to have a clear idea of what sort of tasks you need to perform using them.
(Information credit - RDM Industrial Products Inc)