MDC Labsystem Specifications
Worktops are a critical element of laboratory furniture and the most vulnerable to damage. Therefore, the material used for worktops can have an adverse influence on the outcome of experiments and other work in progress. Also, for environments where there are large numbers of users or a high demand for hygiene, the choice of materials becomes even more important. Laboratories used frequently by different individuals or groups need to be strong and resistant to wear. They must look their best at all times, because visible signs of wear can sometimes lead to an excessively casual approach by subsequent users.
Because of these reasons, durability, maintainability and reliability, together with aesthetics, are key factors to be considered in selecting laboratory worktop surface material.
The selection listed below offer different properties depending on the client requirements, detailed chemical resistant and property characteristics available upon request.
Other material such as SOLID WOOD, STAINLESS STEEL and SLATE are also available.
Phenolic Resin Laminates
Type 1 – General Laboratory Grade
Available in 12, 16 or 18mm thick sheet of solid impervious phenolic resin laminates suitable for most installations. This material has a high scratch wear resistance, together with a good chemical resistance.
Type 2 – Toplab Plus
Available in 16 or 20mm thick sheet, toplab is a cellulose fibre reinforced with phenolic resin core with a pigmented decorative surface. Used when areas are exposed to the most demanding environments. This material resists a wide range of aggressive chemicals.
DURCON Epoxy Resin
Available in 15mm or 19mm thick monolithic material suitable for virtually all laboratory applications and environments. This material offers excellent acid, alkali and solvent resistance along with heat and shock resistance properties. Various lippings can be fitted to contain spillages, also a range of sinks available on the same material.
A 40mm thick worktop suitable for Microbiological, Pathological and Clean room environments. The worktop being formed from a 13mm thick non-porous, homogenous surface, bonded to MDF baseboard. The joints in this material are seamless due to the methods of construction. Widely recognized as Corian Top by DuPont ™.
Various systems available to suit customer’s applications. Ranging from “A” frame, “C” frame, pedestal and cantilever system.
Frames are made from mild steel and sizes vary depending on system, 38mm or 50mm square tube for “A” frame system while “C” frame system requires 63mm x 38mm mild steel tube. Tube thickness can be of 1.6mm or 2.3mm thick depending on applications. The frames shall be designed to able to withstand loading weight of 280kg per maximum 1.5m leg span, this shall be complied to BS 4875 Part 6 and 8; Strength for electrical stability; level 4; 1985 and 1998.
Made of heavy gauge cold rolled steel tubing with joining using robotic welded to ensure consistency, these frames are degrease and zinc phosphate pre-treated for effective measure against corrosion before being oven-baked epoxy finished, 80 microns, at 200° for 30 minutes. Each frame comes with several adjustable leveling bolts.
Horizontal front and back aprons are constructed from 2.3mm thick electro-galvanized (EG) steel sheet to form “C” channels without any welding or can be heavy gauge tubular steel with the ends welded to a 6mm thick steel flanges. Aprons to be crimp nut screwed to the frame or fixed using hexagon screw & nut. Nuts and bolts shall not be visible from the exterior.
4 sided brace support are made from heavy duty square metal tube and crimp nut screwed to the frames and should span the entire height of the frames.
Steel panels, side or back at leg spaces are to be either screwed, clip-on latch or self-locking and are easily removable for M&E maintenance.
Specialty Storage Cabinets
Apart from our wide range of storage cabinets, we do have various kinds of specialty cabinets as illustrated below. Each type of cabinet are for different applications thus each of it will have a slight difference between them.
Our standard size is 1000mm (W) x 450mm (D) x 2000mm (H) for full height cabinets; and 1000mm (W) x 450mm (D) x 1000mm (H) for half height cabinets. Custom sizes are available upon request.
Our ranges of specialty storage cabinet are built to comply with NFPA and current OSHA requirements.
Our wide range of storage cabinets are constructed from electrogalvanized stell powder coated finish. All of our under bench cabinets are 450 / 700 or 900mm width and height depends on which system of cabinetry selected. Our standard size is 500 / 1000mm (W) x 450mm (D) x 2000mm (H) for full height cabinets; 1000mm (W) x 450mm (D) x 1000mm (H) for half height cabinets & 1000mm (W) x 300mm (D) x 700mm (H) for wall or frame mounted cabinets. Custom sizes are available upon request.
Steel shelves for storage cabinets can be lined with chemical resistance, either polypropylene (PP) or phenolic resin depending on customer’s application. Glass doors are constructed from 6mm toughened glass. Hinges are self closing concealed type. Locks with 2-point lock type and key alike or master key configured can be done upon request.
Wall or frame mounted cabinets are also available. Our standard size is 1000mm (W) x 300mm (D) x 700mm (H) and features either 2 swing doors, 2 swing glass doors or sliding glass doors, single aligned configuration or back-to-back configuration is possible. Each cabinet comes with 2 nos adjustable shelves.
Other materials of construct such as clipboard, moisture resistant V313 particleboard and phenolic board, stainless stell are available upon request.
Service Spines & Reagent Shelving
Shelving can be produced to suit customer requirements, ranging from single to multi-tier and either single sided or double sided, with or without services.
Shelving can be from a fixed design to a fully adjustable system giving greater flexibility. Reagent shelving can incorporate several tiers of shelving together with mechanical and electrical services.
Services can be fed from either below the bench or from overhead by means or service columns. All mechanical services are suspended from the underside of the service spine; selectrical services are mounted in a fixed trunking system. The style of trunking should be considered depending on the electrical installation, i.e. data sockets, telephone outlets and visual display connection.