In our busy world, and this even busier season, we’d all welcome some extra time in our lives. What if we told you that our dedicated lab furniture can save you ten minutes a day? Ten minutes might not seem like a lot, but those minutes add up over time, increasing productivity and improving the bottom line.
What You Could Do with Ten Minutes?
Think about it for a minute—or maybe ten! Over the course of a workweek that ten minutes adds up to almost an hour. With an extra fifty minutes a week, think of the additional analysis you could do! If you’re doing industrial work in a contract manufacturing lab, you know that time (and energy) is money.
Even if you’re reinvesting that time into your personal life (we won’t tell), there are tons of things you could do with a few extra minutes. You could fit in an extra workout, get your nails done, you could even follow an extra podcast each week if you had those extra fifty minutes. Over the course of the entire year, 50 minutes times 52 weeks = 2600 minutes or 43.3 hours—almost an entire weekend. You could get away for a ski trip, or lounge at the beach. Break those hours out over six months and you could take a weekend class. The possibilities are endless.
Where Do Those Ten Minutes Come From?
Of course, at this point you’re probably asking yourself, where are they getting those ten minutes? Here’s the way we see it: When you invest in our IonBench dedicated lab furniture, you get specially designed lab benches that can hold a lot more than your average table. With our IonBench MS you can attach your data collection system directly to your mass spec, meaning that you don’t have to keep walking back and forth when you’re setting up an analysis.
Once the MS is working away, you must keep an eye on it to make sure nothing’s leaking, the sample is tracking properly and the auto-sampler is working. Normally, you would stand around while you do that—but if your computer keyboard is easily available in the retractable keyboard shelf of your dedicated lab furniture, it’s easy to catch up on departmental emails while monitoring the mass spec.
Even the finer details like our vacuum pump enclosures and caster wheels make for easy access when it’s time to service those mass spec pumps or change the oil.
Another time-saver is our IonBench LC—because it easily raises and lowers with the push of a button. This means that whenever you need to service it, you don’t waste time tracking down the stool to stand on, and putting it away afterward to avoid someone tripping over it and causing you to lose more time filing paperwork over the resulting lab safety incident.
Why Those Ten Minutes Matter: Lab Productivity
Of course, it’s nice to dream about being able to save up those minutes and go lie on the beach, but we know that those minutes you’re saving with our dedicated lab furniture are going to be put to good use in the lab itself. Right? Over the course of the week, an extra fifty minutes of testing uptime is a lot of additional analyses. Naturally, that extends to additional money flowing in, which will keep the bean counters happy and put less time pressure on lab techs.
You see, while time is a precious commodity in any season, there are a lot of ways to save a little time when you use the right tools. Dedicated lab furniture is the best tool for the job, and well worth the investment. To learn more, contact us today.