Support Your Researchers
with double rail front lip.
in concert with proper accessories
to provide users with optimal
ergonomic reach access and
allows change of height with the
push of a button.
drawers to store items that
are used less frequently.
unique drop down foot design
which adds casters without
increasing starting height
of the workstation.
with Sliding Mouse Platform allows operator
to access keyboard and mouse as
needed then store under work
surface when not in use.
access to electricity and/or
Laboratory Workstations & Workbenches
Your best R&D work is yet to come when you provide your valuable team with a safe, productive, and comfortable work environment.
BOSTONtec’s ergonomic focus is achieved with a complete line of accessories, including options to lift, tilt, rotate, and slide for better task positioning. All work surfaces feature height adjustability to support the 5th through 95th percentile employees in a seated posture.
Above is an example of a typical laboratory workstation with clean aesthetics you expect in your professional lab. Its modular design is complemented with add-on accessories that specifically support tasks in a lab.
Key benefits :
- Increase laboratory efficiency with well-designed stations
- Shorten time to market with an adaptable modular design
- Increase employee retention with a sound ergonomic work environment
- Virtually maintenance-free thanks to high-quality design and components
- Save cost, by reducing employee strains and injuries
- Keep your employees safe with a focus on ergonomics
4 Simple Steps to Build Your Laboratory Workstation
- STEP1 - Select Laboratory Workstation Base Frame
- STEP 2 - Select Feet or Caster Type
- STEP 3 - Select Work Surface Type
- STEP 4 - Select Accessories
Select Laboratory Workstation Base Frame
Your laboratory workstation or workbench is a crucial investment to secure your business success, so it will pay off to review a few meaningful 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 required laboratory tasks – and how much space is available in the lab. 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.
- Consider if you will have multiple employees using the same workstation – or if, for example, a sit-stand transition is beneficial for your laboratory operation. 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 lab 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 laboratory workbench:
- How often will you move the workstation? Leveler feet are your choice if your workstations will be primarily stationary in your lab.
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 professional lab 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
Several worksurface options are an excellent fit for lab applications:
- Consider whether the user will perform most functions from a sitting or standing position. A rolled front edge is more ergonomic for operators who rest their forearms on the front edge of the work surface when performing a task.
- What substances will you use on the workstation top? Laminate work surfaces are durable and economical for many lab applications. If chemicals are used in the laboratory process, stainless steel, phenolic resin, or epoxy surfaces are good options. BOSTONtec also offers sealed work surfaces for cleanroom environments: Class 100, 1000, and 10000.
- Are you working with sensitive electronics? If your lab equipment includes sensitive electronics, ESD work surfaces and grounding accessories are the right choices.
Once the essential components of your lab workstation are selected, accessories are added to place items based on frequency and sequence of use, safety, and other factors to reduce operator stress and increase productivity. (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.
- Evaluate the lighting where you will place the workstation. LED overhead light provides lighting directly over the work surface. For detailed tasks, additional lighting may be necessary to reduce eye strain and avoid accidents. Lab processes often require meticulous work: particular task lights or magnifiers will ensure the right environment for accuracy and safety.
- Tool Storage can be an essential factor for lab operations. Drawers, shelves, and overhead storage compartments are just a few examples to help position and store tools and supplies.
- Evaluate the computer equipment that is used at the workstation. 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.
Improve Efficiency, Accuracy and Employee Well-being in Your Laboratory
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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