A garage-style workbench is fine for somebody who wants to fix a bike or saw through a few planks at home, but once you go into business you’ve got to step up from hobby equipment. If you think your business is small enough to get away with off the shelf consumer benches, think again; they are not designed to withstand regular use.
Our industrial workbenches are designed around durable, time-tested, reliable frames because they need to support extended use and exceptional stresses, compared to a hobby workbench. We also offer custom features. Here are four reasons why you should consider using RDM industrial workbenches for even the modest industrial work.
Durability: An industrial workbench needs to be tough – period. Even if a consumer model workbench can stand up to a given task every once and a while (like when you tinker in your garage on Sundays) that doesn’t mean it can stand up to the performance required to perform 8 to 24 hours a day, 5 to 7 days a weak. Many of the added features that are offered on our competitor’s typical workbenches may represent weak points in their designs. Their durability is compromised by adding lower-grade enhancements. (With RDM workbenches, you can add adjustability as an option; however, they’re a little more expensive since they are made of sturdier stuff.) Our competitor’s workbenches will eventually give out under repeated use and stress. In even a small scale manufacturing environment that represents a ticking time bomb. Do you want a bench leg to fail when you’re working with acid? Fragile electronics? Glass? Safety demands durability.
Ergonomic Features: An industrial workplace lives or dies on a consistent workflow. Every station needs to support the quick, efficient execution of a task. This isn’t the place to be switching out tables or chairs every five minutes. If your current furniture setup requires this, then your productivity is suffering. Our industrial workbench selection includes designs that are suited to serve many tasks. Correct ergonomics should be available for every task, and they can be found throughout our industrial workbench selection. RDM workbench adjustable properties do not compromise function or clash with other features. Our hydraulic lift tables are an example of how we incorporate flexibility into your workbench processes.
Heavy Support Options: As a rule, you should always overestimate the potential weight and stress your workbench needs to support. Purchase accordingly. Industrial workplaces are dynamic; therefore, heavy objects shouldn’t be thought of as static weight. What if your product or equipment slips on the work surface? What is something falls against the side of your loaded workbench? Most of our competitor’s weight capacities do not match up to their listed specifications? Be aware of similar workbench designs that claim to support loads greater than our units. These claims do not take live loads into consideration. Nothing beats our fully welded frame designs. Our fully-welded workbench frames are the most durable solution on the market, above all of our competitor’s bolt-together, knock-down frames. While we do have light duty workbenches that ably support smaller shop tasks, our standard models can take on extremely heavy live loads without compromising integrity. We also offer workbench designs for large size projects as well as large size loads up to 20,000 lbs.
Workspace Clutter: This issue is so basic that many people don’t even think of it, but failing to consider how to keep a workbench space clear is a major cause of lost productivity. A cluttered white collar desk is the sign of a creative mind, but a cluttered workbench is a hint that somebody’s eventually going to have an industrial accident. Our industrial workbenches have plenty of options to help avoid this, from table models with elevated shelving to articulated platforms that suspend monitors, documents and other peripheral elements away from the main workspace.
Keep these four tips in mind when it’s time to procure workbenches for your business. Avoid the temptation of lesser grade consumer models, because replacing them and dealing with lost productivity will claw back any savings you may initially experience. Once you know what you want, take a look at the industrial-grade workbenches we have to offer. We’re ready for your order and look forward to hearing from you.