There are plenty of choices for configuring work-space for manual assembly
with Item's new Ergonomic Work Bench System. Based on a modular concept
utilising three different types of height adjustable table frames, with a
further choice of four work-top materials in six sizes, a selection of 80
different types of workbench is available, and that's before adding options for
customising the working environment.
Using Item's easily-accessed on-line software, the user can build his or her
own virtual customised bench to suit the application, which can then be turned
into a CAD model or sent electronically for a quotation request.
Height adjustment is achieved either 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 work-tops 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
electro-statically safe environment, 30mm HPL with ESD conductivity. ESD
requirements are also served by using Item's ESD table mat, wristbands and
The workbench can be adapted with the addition of an optional fully
adjustable upright and overhang which utilise Item MB System Profile 8 grooves
for attachment of an array 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
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 whilst written
instructions can be accommodated using display panels or magnetic notice holders
in standard A4 sizes.
Parts are in stock at Machine Building Systems
Ltd's Ripley factory, where design assistance is freely