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The term workbench can be misleading as these constructs often consist of a flat table-like work surface and the attached components, such as drawers and shelving, needed to improve organization and productivity by creating easy access to all tools and supplies required for the completion of a task. Read More…

Portable Workbenches Portable workbenches are non-stationary, task driven workspaces designed to provide efficient and mobile units in a variety of industrial, commercial, and residential environments.
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Milpitas, CA  |  877-485-1482

Our workbenches come in a variety of styles including ergonomic height adjustable, chemical resistant, ball transfer surface, computer stations, laminar flow stations and more.

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RDM Industrial Products Inc. $$$

Haverhill, MA  |  800-739-9067

As a workstation manufacturer, Pro-Line offers industrial furnishing that increases employee productivity through creating an improved employee work environment.

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Pro-Line $$$

Midland, MI  |  989-496-3500

BOSTONtec is a multi-functional workstation supplier with easy product usage. We design and manufacture durable and efficient workstations for many industries, with products including CPU holders, ergonomic workstations, lab furniture, and industrial workstations. Once designs are customer-approved, all aspects of production are performed in-house. We also offer project management services and onsite installation. Contact us today to get started!

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BOSTONtec $$$

Chicago, IL  |  773-763-6868

Pollard Brothers has been manufacturing functional, durable and versatile steel factory equipment since 1921. For the last eight decades Pollard Brothers has had a strong, reliable product to sell and a strong, reliable staff to sell it. We pride ourselves on manufacturing the best possible product at the best possible price and providing exceptional customer service along the way. We look forward to proving it to you. We now provide workbenches, machine tables, shop stools and storage racks. No other workbench, no other equipment, will stay as strong or last as long as Pollard Brothers.

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Pollard Brothers Manufacturing $$$

Oceanside, NY  |  888-222-7270

Established in 1992, Hergo is an original designer and manufacturer of Technical Computer Furniture, Rack Mount Relay Racks, Enclosure and Cabinets, Flat Panel LCD Arms, Mobile Carts and PACS. Hergo products are actively used in Data Centers, Hospitals, Command Centers, Network Rooms, and Military Applications, and remain the favorable solution for most IT and MIS directors when it comes to restructuring their workspace.

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Hergo® Ergonomic Support Systems, Inc. $$$
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While stationary workstations are often formatted to one specific job, portable options must remain more fluid in their configuration as they may be used for multiple tasks. For this reason, many of these units are not only portable but modular workstations as well with the ability to be adjusted in several manners such as height, storage capabilities, and power supply in the case of electronics. Length, width, load capacity, and surface type are additional features that may be adjustable on some models.

Also referred to as multi-purpose workbenches, these workstations are used in virtually every industry including medical, electronics, food and chemical processing, woodworking, and metalworking.

Manufacturing plants, warehouses, assembly lines, clean rooms, and hospitals make use of these often compact pieces of equipment for tasks ranging from electronics repair to simply sharing a computer between workspaces.

There are two main types of portable workbenches, those with casters or wheels and those that fold or collapse.

Casters and wheels attached to the base or legs of a mobile workstation allow the station to be easily slid from one area to the next without disrupting the state of the work in progress on the desk or the order of equipment. Rolling benches, however, cannot be easily transported over rough terrain or stairs.

Folding or collapsible workbenches are built with hinges and removable apparatus that allow the sturdy structure to be slightly disassembled in order to move it. While these can be transported across any surface since they are carried, the tools and supplies must be carefully stored to avoid damage. Additionally, these folded workstations must be made of light materials as heavy stations would be very difficult to move.

Though some steel, hardwood, or aluminum may be used as support or framing, common materials needed for portability include polymers, plastics, plywood, and melamine. Rolling workbenches are often made of these same light-weight materials, though they have the option of heavier elements as they need not be lifted.

Metal and plastic components are formed through extrusion, die cutting, injection molding, and other such processes while wooden elements are sawed and sanded. The many components are nailed, bolted, screwed, and welded together with hinges and casters carefully placed to ensure the ease of transport.

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