Employees in workshops and industrial companies have to use a vast array of tools and small parts as part of their day-to-day work. Tool Cabinets and shelving units can provide invaluable help by enabling you to organise workflows more effectively. They allow the various items to be clearly sorted so that they are quick to find when needed. As a result, your employees do not have to waste time looking for the tool they need. The tools and devices are also securely stored away, and are unaffected by dirt or contamination.
The following criteria should be considered when selecting a tool cabinet:
Traditional Combination Tool Cabinets are equipped with drawers. Different heights are available for the drawer fronts, enabling you to choose the perfect configuration for your needs. Standard tool storage cabinets and machine auxiliary cabinets are usually equipped with swing doors. However, you can also opt for sliding doors or roller shutters, particularly if space is at a premium. Doors with viewing windows make life easier for employees by letting them see what is inside the cabinet.
Fully equipped or self-configured tool cabinets
Many manufacturers let you choose between two types of drawer cabinets. Fully equipped Workshop Tool Trolley comes pre-assembled with specific drawers and storage shelves. The other option is self-configured steel cabinets, where you choose an appropriately sized casing and the drawers and storage shelves you need. Please note the distinction between the casing height and the usable height here (casing height – 100 mm = usable height).
Drawer cabinet, universal cabinet or special cabinet
The purpose for which you need the cabinet is also crucial to making sure you make the right choice. When it comes to storing tools, drawer cabinets are mainly used. If you need to store lots of different items, a universal cabinet with swing or sliding doors and storage shelves is the best solution. These cabinets are also available with open storage bins, which are ideal for storing large numbers of small parts. When it comes to machining, special CNC cabinets are available that can securely and clearly store your expensive CNC tools. If you need to protect your tools against damage from electrostatic discharge, then conductive ESD tool cabinets are the ideal choice.
If there's one constant in woodworking benches of today and of yore, it's their very diversity, but simply put, a good bench is one that perfectly suits its user's needs.
In ancient times, the woodworker’s bench consisted of a plank or split log with four splayed legs. Descendants of those benches are manufactured today, usually with a top of hardwood slabs glued together. The norm nowadays is four straight legs supporting the bulk above, often with braces and a shelf below. Despite the improvements, the linkage to Greek and Roman antecedents is still evident. Workshop Workbenches have flat tops, though sometimes at the rear there is a cavity called a tool well that contains tools and components (and prevents them from falling off). One advantage of having the well set into the top of the bench is that, even with a variety of objects in the well, a large sheet of material can still be laid flat over the entire surface of the bench; the contents of the tool well offer no interference.
Not all laboratories are alike. Some have basic requirements. Some have Electro Static Dissipative (ESD) requirements. Some have cleanroom requirements. And, still other laboratories require sterilization processes or microbial protection for the work they do. These labs call for specialized laboratory furniture. In these lab environments, stainless steel cabinets and furniture are the “go to” option.
Why? Because stainless steel has unique properties that make it a perfect fit.
Stainless Steel Cabinets offer a sleek, modern look to any workspace. Because they are easy to clean and maintain, they can keep that shiny look with a simple all purpose cleaner and quick polish. Stainless steel also includes an invisible layer of chromium oxide. This protects the stainless steel material from stains and corrosion, allowing the material to retain its sleek, new appearance. It’s no surprise that because of the high-end look that stainless steel provides, it is one of the most popular materials in homes and several types of work environments.
Warehouse racking, also known as storage or pallet racking, is a material handling system suitable for mass storage of goods unitized on skids or pallets. It allows efficient utilization of space while providing easy access to stockpiled items for better inventory control. Shelve Racks are used by manufacturers for mass storage of mostly non-perishable products when storage space is not enough. Palletized products are usually stacked up to not more than three layers before it becomes unsafe and prone to collapse. A racking system enables the manufacturer to store palletized products up to five to seven stacks high, depending on the available height.
Deciding on which is better, cardboard boxes or Folding Plastic Boxes, really does come down to what you are looking to do with the box – and perhaps what you might want to do with the box after you have used it.
And you may be surprised by how environmentally friendly each is when considered across its lifetime.
For starters, let’s look at cardboard storage boxes with lids. These offer protection for goods and items and, to a limited extent, can be stacked up securely. They are easy to label and, can be extremely cost efficient.
Cardboard storage boxes can be used for a wide range of uses. They can be used for sending fragile items through the post, be it books, mugs, DVDs and more. They can, with the right inserts, also be used to ship and store wine bottles, leveraging the natural protective qualities of strong cardboard to protect the contents.
In fact, cardboard boxes come in such a large variety of shapes and sizes – and with a cornucopia of opens and flaps – that they can be used for almost any storage or shipping purpose. There are long boxes, flat boxes, pallet boxes for stacking on pallets, as well as boxes for shipping and even specialist uses. You can even tailor your box to your product with our adjustable and telescopic cardboard boxes.