The Laboratory Benches are available in different sizes. Depending on the use and space requirements different bench depths are possible.
If you have special requirements we can produce benches with other depths. Contact us with your request.
Benches of 750 mm height are usually used for sitting users, benches of 900 mm are for standing users. Benches of 600 mm depth, when used without an energy panel or service unit, it is not possible to distribute services such as gas, water, electricity in an orderly way. If these sorts of services are required, it is advised to make use of service panels and units. If 750 or 900 mm depth benches are to be used without an energy panel or service unit, it is possible to distribute the services on the bench by using service trunking. Benches with 900 mm depth are ideal for the large equipment in instrumental laboratories.
Island Benches are formed by combining 600, 750 or 900 mm depth benches back to back, resulting in island benches of 1200, 1500 or 1800 mm depth. All required services can be distributed through the panels. The island benches can also be connected to wall benches.
C-Frames form the skeleton of the Laboratory Benches. It supports the worktop and equipment on top of the worktop. It prevent that the weight will be loaded on the under bench cabinets. The C-Frame is made from hollow sections of 30x60x2mm. The sections are cleaned, kiln dried at 200°C and painted with anti-acid epoxy paint. When suspended cabinets are used they are also fixed to the c-frame. Mobile cabinets are placed on the floor and can be placed between the C-Frames. On locations where no cabinets are placed the back side is covered with panels. Both panels and cabinets can be easily removed to allow access to the services routed at the backside of the furniture. C-Frames are available in lengths between 450 and 1800 mm. These modules can be connected together to create larger benches. The C-Frames have hard PVC leg supports. These supports are used for levelling and prevent corrosion.
The height of the C-Frames is 720 mm for sitting type benches and 870 mm for standing type benches.
If an energy panel will be used together with the bench than the back side of the C-Frames will be connected to the supports of the energy panel. This allows the bench to be separated from the energy panel. This is useful when major work needs to be done around the area. The back side of the benches where no cabinets are mounted are covered with panels. If mobile cabinets are used the complete C-frame will be covered with panels. Also the sides which are directly visible will be covered with panels.
Parts of benches which are not filled with cabinets, generally used as sitting space, are covered with metal panels. In the case mobile cabinets are used underneath the benches the whole backside of the bench is covered by panels. In case the sides of the C-Frames are visible they also will be covered by panels. When pedestal type furniture is used, which do not use the C-Frames, these panels will be fixed to the cabinets directly.
If required all models of our portfolio can be made of Stainless Steel 316 AISI Cr/Ni. In this case, C-Frames, under bench cabinets and worktops with its sinks are made of stainless steel completely
One of the most important choices that have to be made is the worktop of the bench. The choice is depending on purpose of the bench, preference, pricing. The different worktop materials have different properties. One is more chemical resistant, the other more scratch resistant or has higher heat resistant. Also hygienic requirements might impact the decision on the preferred worktop material. We have a wide range of worktop material in our standard program.
Laminate Worktop is 0.60 mm thick HPL Laminate pressed onto 30 mm thick MDF or onto chipboard. Sides of the worktop are covered with strips of solid PVC (thickness 3 mm). Laminate benches are suitable for desks and benches. It is not suitable for wet and chemical work.
Plywood Worktop is made of 25 mm thick hornbeam plywood. If requested the worktop can be treated with varnishes. The surface can also be coated with another material (e.g. rubber) Plywood is most suitable for heavy workbenches.
Compact Laminate Worktop, is phenolic resin pressed under high pressure HPL (High Pressure Laminate). The thickness of the worktop varies between 12 and 20 mm. The upper layer has a medium resistance against acid penetration. It has a high resistance against impacts, heat and water. Sinks can be fixed to the surface or to the bottom. It is used for benches in physical and instrumental analysis laboratories. It is also used at wet laboratories where no or only small amounts chemicals are used.
Trespa® is also a Compact Laminate Phenolic Resin worktop. The top layer has a high resistance against acid penetration. The thickness of the bench varies between 12 and 20 mm. It has a high resistance against impacts, heat and water. Sinks can be fixed to the surface or to the bottom. It is used for benches in physical and instrumental analysis laboratories. It is also used at wet and chemical laboratories.
Worktop is made of Stainless Steel 316 AISI Cr/Ni with thickness of 1.00 and 1.20 mm. Finished bench thickness is 30 mm (37 mm at edges when watercress is needed). The inside of the worktop contain reinforcement ribs made of the same material to strengthen the worktop. It is possible to make a raised edge at the backside (splashguard) of 100 mm height. It is used in wet laboratories and fume cupboards. It is suitable where tests with Perchloric Acid are being performed.
Worktop is completely made of polypropylene. Bench thickness is 30 mm, and 37 mm when watercress is used. The worktop has a high acid and solvent resistance. It also has a medium level resistance against impacts and heat and a high level resistance against water. It is generally used as washing benches.
Worktop is single piece of epoxy resin. It has a high resistance against acid penetration. It is resistant against impact, heat and water. It is available in various thicknesses; the most common thickness is 19 mm. It is used at chemical laboratories and inside fume cupboards. Sinks and drip cups are also available from the same material.
Worktop is made of single piece of industrial ceramic. Ceramic is made according the DIN EN 12916 standard. Thickness is 26 mm and 33 mm at edges. Worktop has a high resistance against acid penetration. It has medium high resistance against impact heat and water. It is used at chemical laboratories and inside fume cupboards. Sinks and drip cups are also available from the same material.