Deciding on the right workbench for your laboratory requires careful thinking before going online to purchase one. Considering the type of workflow, the size of the workspace, storage and whether the type you are about to buy meets the needs of your company will greatly influence the laboratory workbenches to buy.
Here are some factors to keep in mind before purchasing a workbench for your laboratory.
What are you doing?
Coming to think of it, purchasing a laboratory bench is not that easy. Your employees most of the time have work that needs to be done and they need a comfortable, efficient, and a more practical place to work from. But before deciding on buying a workbench, you need to do a little work upfront. You will have to consider a number of variables. What will then follow is a step-by-step approach to choosing the workbench that meets all your requirements.
Therefore, the question “what am I doing here” will shape your decision on what size and shape of the workbench to go for.
Sizing up your needs
The size of the workbench to go for will depend on quite a number of factors. First, consider the amount of space that is available. In today’s labs, you might not even need that big of a workbench. You will then need to consider how much work surface area is needed; take both the width and length in mind here. Will you use a large equipment? How far will you be interacting with your equipment? If it is within an arm’s range, then you will know what size of the workbench to go for. With the size of the equipment, and all that you will have to consider now the weight-bearing ability of your workbench.
Go with the Flow
In this instance, you need to think what configuration best fits the work to be done, workspace and the flow of work in your company. Then go to the right laboratory supplies company that suit your particular specifications and purchase a workbench from them.
Some laboratory supply companies will sell modular workstations designed to fit various configurations, and hence able to accommodate different workflows.
Numerous options for storage both below and above the work surface need to influence the type of workbench you go for. So, you need to careful plan and purchase the workstation that will address your storage need. The workbench selected should also allow your employees to gain access with whatever is in storage with easy access.
A complete solution
Your company may have numerous departments ranging from shipping to testing to manufacturing and beyond. What you need is a common workbench throughout your company since it will enable better utilization of your company’s inventory.
In need of a laboratory workbench? You need to sit down first and consider the above points before deciding on the workbench to go for. At LabTech Supply Company, we are committed to offering high-quality lab equipment. Contact us today for great deals.