Are you setting up a new lab in a tight space and trying to figure out how you can safely position your mass spectrometer, HPLC system, computer, and other peripherals all together in one place? Or perhaps you need laboratory furniture that will ventilate and handle waste? Sure, the typical dedicated lab furniture on the market is strong enough to handle your heavy equipment, but you need it to do much more than that.
This is why we make our IonBenches customizable on multiple levels. Yes, this dedicated lab furniture starts at a standard size, but that’s just the beginning. Here are some of the ways we can easily customize your laboratory furniture to meet your specific needs.
Make and Model of Your Mass Spec and Related Equipment
Let’s start with the basics. Since mass specs are individualized to meet the needs of particular labs and researchers, the furniture to hold them needs to vary significantly also. To adjust for this, we always start by asking about the make and model of your mass spectrometer. That way we know exactly what dimensions are needed for the bench, and the strength required to support it.
Another, related question we ask is the make and model of your vacuum pumps, and the number of pumps you will be using. This allows us to provide an appropriately sized enclosure and correct anti-vibration features for your customized bench.
Data Handling Issues
Next we want to know how you will be handling your data during mass spec operations. Do you simply set up the instrument, enter a sample list on the computer, and click go? Or will you do some investigation of the results and therefore need to spend as much, if not more, time on the computer as you use for operating the mass spec?
If that’s the case, we can include an elevator desk for the computer in order to make use of the area around the lab bench, especially if space is tight. On the other hand, if space conservation is an issue, we can add a tidy little lateral desk that’s safely and securely connected with the bench, to keep everything connected and still give you room to operate.
Additional Space Issues Solved with Dedicated Lab Furniture
It’s not just the computer that’s likely to be an issue if you’re cramped for space. HPLCs may be tall and thin, but you’ve still got to make room for them, get power to them, and often add a sample changer. If you tell us exactly how you want your equipment set up, we will customize the bench to safely hold it all, as well as handle all the power and connection cords that run between each instrument. If you want your sample changer to be mobile, we can accommodate that too.
Ventilation and Waste Handling
Of course, there’s even more to consider when you mentally step back from the instruments on (and inside of) your dedicated lab furniture. In order for everything to function safely, you’ve got to consider how to ventilate the heat generated from those machines. We have efficient ventilation systems that can be customized to the specific layout of your lab, making ventilation a breeze.
And since properly handling waste, when necessary, is essential for lab safety and efficiency, we’re happy to customize our lab furniture to address whatever waste handling concerns you may have. Whether your bench requires a large carboy or something smaller like a solvent waste reservoir, we can equip it to best support your lab.
Oh Yeah, and Sound Suppression, Too
Apart from all of these great advantages, an IonBench also takes away 75% of the noise. Ordinary lab furniture just isn’t able to make that claim.
Customize Your Laboratory Furniture Today
Whatever your particular needs and lab setup, we can customize one of our IonBenches to make everything work together with ease. Contact us today and discover how a dedicated lab bench is worth the investment on so many levels.