Heavy-duty workbenches are designed to withstand hard use and enable workers to complete the most difficult and demanding jobs in heavy duty industries, such as engineering and manufacturing.
Heavy-duty workbenches serve as a handy platform, can last for several decades, and may never need replacing unless a larger workspace is needed.
Depending on the industry, the weight capacity of an industrial workbench can be critical. If you work with iron and heavy mechanical objects, you will require a workbench which can take a lot of weight. Standard designs allow for a weight capacity over 450kg, which permits work with heavy machinery, tools, and equipment. Heavy-duty workbenches on the other hand can have a weight capacity around 2200kg.
Heavy-duty workbench frames are usually made from either wood or steel; both of which are durable and suited to most purposes.
Those made from wood are hardwearing and durable and have the heaviest of frames, therefore, they are best suited for permanent installation.
If you choose a steel framed heavy-duty workbench, it is important to note that the lower the gauge of the steel, the higher the material strength, so be careful to choose the correct gauge for the work being carried out.
A standard workbench is typically constructed from 16-gauge steel, whereas a heavy-duty workbench is usually constructed with 14-gauge steel.
Heavy-duty workbenches have numerous tops to choose from and each one of them serves a different purpose. Here are some of the most common:
As with all our workbenches, there are a selection of additional add-ons to choose from. This enables our customers to design a completely unique layout to suit their workplace. Many of the accessories have functional applications making them pragmatic solutions.
Here are some of the most common accessories used on heavy-duty workbenches: