Confidence for Sensitive Processes
parabolic filter for additional
lighting directly over work surface.
additional light and magnification
for detailed tasks; reduce eye strain.
formed over sealed laminated core
board. Durable, chemical-resistant
comfort when sitting or standing.
Holder allows easy access to
ports, drives, and cables.
keeps power within reach for
easy end of day shutdown of
tools and lights.
Thermal Printer Shelf
Cubby for extra supplies.
Monitor Arm optimum flexibility
to move monitor into position.
Cleanroom Workbenches and Tables
Keep a controlled cleanroom environment while optimizing your workflow, productivity, and employee safety.
Cleanrooms are used when even tiny particles can contaminate your product or disrupt your operation. In cleanrooms, it is all about maximizing control of the environment. Workbenches and tables play an essential role in this equation.
This example of a cleanroom workbench includes various ergonomic features that can be adapted with add-on accessories. The electrical height-adjustability is virtually maintenance-free, ensuring your cleanroom won’t be disrupted by repairs.
Key benefits :
- Control your environment with easy-to-clean surfaces and materials
- Increase your productivity with a flexible modular design
- Support your lean initiatives by reducing non-value added motions
- Save cost, by reducing worker injuries
- Support employee engagement with workstation that fits their preferred height
- Reduce downtime thanks to virtually maintenance-free quality and components
4 Simple Steps to Build Your Cleanroom Workstation
- STEP1 - Select Cleanroom Workbench Base Frame
- STEP 2 - Select Feet or Caster Type
- STEP 3 - Select Work Surface Type
- STEP 4 - Select Accessories
Select Cleanroom Workbench Base Frame
Workbenches for cleanroom environments require special considerations, and it’s critical to review a few essential steps before making a decision.
- When choosing a base frame, start by considering the size of your work surface. Decide how much surface is necessary to perform the task – and how much space is available in the cleanroom. Apply the ergonomic reach zones to each item or function. The space should be as large as necessary to perform the tasks but as compact as possible to limit reaching and stretching. When it comes to work surfaces – bigger isn’t always better.
- How many employees will be using one workstation? If your operation requires multiple workers to share a workstation, e.g., in a multi-shift, multi-operator situation, electric height-adjustability is necessary. A good rule-of-thumb to determine whether manual or electric height adjustability is appropriate is if the height needs to be adjusted more than four times per year, electric height-adjustability is highly recommended.
- Keep future developments in mind when you make decisions on your base frame. Accessories can easily be adjusted and changed, but the base frame of your cleanroom workstation is a long-term decision.
Select Feet or Caster Type
You have several choices when it comes to the feet or casters for a cleanroom workstation:
- Is your room layout fixed, or will it likely be modified? Leveler feet are your choice if your workstations will be primarily stationary in your cleanroom facility.
If you plan on repositioning your benches, we recommend casters. For safety, all BOSTONtec workstations on casters are equipped with at least two locking casters; all four locking casters are available as an option for additional security.
Leveling casters are also available and often used in cleanroom environments. These casters feature a pad when engaged, holding the workstation securely in place.
- Are you using heavy tools or components on the station? Think about the distribution of the load the station will support and any force that could affect the unit’s stability. Lag plates are an option that attach to standard leveler feet allowing the workstation to be bolted to the floor.
Select Work Surface Type
Deciding on the work surface is likely the most critical decision you will make in a cleanroom:
- Consider whether the user will perform most functions from a sitting or standing position. A rolled front edge is an ergonomic choice for operators who rest their forearms on the front edge of the work surface when performing a task.
BOSTONtec cleanroom worksurfaces are typically used in Cleanroom Classes Class 100, 1000, and 10000, and come in a 180° rolled edge option.
- BOSTONtec workbench tops are easy to clean and ideal for cleanroom environments.
- Are you assembling sensitive electronics? If your cleanroom process includes sensitive electronics, ESD works surfaces specifically for cleanrooms are the right choice.
Select Accessories for Your Cleanroom Workbench
Once the essential components of your cleanroom workbenches are selected, accessories are added to place items based on frequency and sequence of use, safety, and other factors to reduce non-value-added repetitive motions, increase productivity and employee well-being. (See Plan Your Workstation for more information)
- Review the ergonomic reach zones and identify what tools and components correspond with each zone. Utilizing uprights with shelves allows the operator to place items appropriately while keeping the work surface clear for tasks. Bins rails that support assorted storage bins can be used to hold small parts organized and within reach.
- Workbench Lighting can enhance your cleanroom functionality and support your process and employees. LED overhead light provides lighting directly over the work surface and broadly illuminates the workstation. Consider additional task lighting for detailed work requiring a high level of accuracy to reduce eye strain and avoid accidents. Task lighting tends to require either cool white or daylight, however, don’t overdo the brightness since it can lead to employee fatigue.
- Consider whether the operator will be using power tools. Placing a power strip close to the work surface makes it easy to plug in devices and PCs avoiding bending or stretching to reach outlets.
- Are you using computers and monitors with your workbenches? Large CPU units should be stored out of the way under the work surface. Monitor arms and keyboard trays allow the operator to place equipment at the appropriate height for proper posture and reduced eye strain.
See It Before You Buy It!
Custom Industrial Workbenches
When is it right for you?
Modular workstations are all-rounders and will adjust to several different workflows. So when should you consider custom solutions?
A custom workstation can be as simple as a small shelf or as elaborate as a multi-station configuration. As you’re planning your ideal workstation, our modular system is a great place to start. Fine-tune your station to ensure higher productivity and employee retention.
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