Item is launching a new Ergonomic Workbench System that is available in the UK through Machine Building Systems. Based on a modular concept utilising three different types of height-adjustable table frames, with a further choice of four worktop materials in six sizes, a total of 80 different types of workbench can be supplied, plus further options enable the benches to be tailored to suit the working environment.
Using Item's easily-accessed online software, users can build virtual customised benches that can then be turned into CAD models or sent electronically with a request for quotation.
Height adjustment is achieved manually with the Workbench F or, if the flexibility of changing from sitting to standing is required, electrically with the Workbench E or the heavier-duty Workbench 4E.
All worktops are available in sizes from 1200x600 to 1800x750mm, so the working environment can be adapted to the products being handled. They are available in 40mm beech multiply, 30mm HPL, 25mm laminated chipboard or, for an electrostatically safe environment, 30mm HPL with ESD conductivity. ESD requirements are also served by using Item's ESD table mat, wristbands and connecting cables.
Workbenches can be adapted with the addition of an optional adjustable upright and overhang that utilise Item MB System Profile 8 grooves for attachment of ancillary components such as parts containers, flicker-free lighting and overhead tool balancers. E-type workbenches can also be complemented with the addition of a cable duct for channelling power and data cables.
There is a choice of pivot arms to place everything within easy reach or for mounting HMIs, and a range of hooks and holders is available for safely storing tools, cloths and cups. It is also easy to integrate a PC into the workstation using Item's fully adjustable PC mount and keyboard shelf, while written instructions can be accommodated using display panels or magnetic notice holders in standard A4 sizes.
Parts are in stock at Machine Building Systems' Ripley factory, where design assistance is freely available. Follow the link for more information about the new Ergonomic Workbench System.