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.