While individuals and their skills play an important role in business success, the correct selection of industrial workbenches and workplace equipment offer users one of the greatest potentials for process improvement through layout, function and flexibility. It is a critical component to understand your operation flow and identify areas that have become either bottlenecks, time wasters, dangerous and not fit for purpose.
Workbenches providing durable work surfaces that are dynamic, mobile and functional are the backbone of any productive automotive workshop, mine workshop, factory or warehouse. They must be fit-for-purpose but also maintain ergonomic standards to protect the user from injury due to wrong height and item location. Look for workbench features such as height adjustable support legs and shelving which can adapt to suit the operator and not the other way around. Weight load capacities often reflect the style of workbench you select. Light Duty workbenches should accommodate static loads of around 300-400kg, while heavy duty workbenches will need extra reinforcement and material thickness and can accommodate static loads of up to 1000kg.
Work surfaces come in various types and are arguably the most important aspect of your workbench. Mild steel, timber laminate or Melamine, oak hardwood, anti-static, duraloid and vinyl can all be fitted for task specific applications. Think about the most appropriate workbench top, doing so could be the difference between lasting several years or twenty.
A static location or work flow pattern is not always suitable for dynamic workshop environments. For these applications, Mobile Workbenches and Mobile Drawer Storage Cabinets are the answer, offering localised and rapid access to tools, parts and work surfaces, eliminating wasted time involved in retrieving, carrying and working with tools over longer distances. Dynamic work flow patterns allow workbench workstations to be integrated along the process chain where they are needed most, providing the right tool in the right location at the right time.
The right planning will ultimately provide you with the road map for success. Understanding this is the first step. Choosing your Industrial Storage Equipment of High Density Tool Storage and Workbenches likes the ones at Boscotek for their function, durability and flexibility will assist in delivering your goals for a more productive, intelligent, space efficient and safe workshop environment.