Distributor and Assembler of Castors and Wheels Case Study

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Distributor and Assembler of Castors and Wheels Case Study


Approximately 25 years ago the customer purchased special heavy duty engineering workbenches from BenchMaster with forward sloping tote boxes (image 1) in order to give the assemblers easy access to components. The workbenches are robust and continue to be a valuable part of the assembly process. Early in 2017 the tops had become worn out so were replaced with a galvanised steel over 45mm solid wood top (image 1 ). Later in 2017 the customer decided to add lighting above the workbenches (image 2)in order to make it easier for the assemblers to more clearly see what is being assembled.

The original frames remain strong and robust and are likely to last for many years into the future.

The Work/Description

1890WS – 1800mm long x 900mm deep x 840mm 2mm galvanised steel over 45mm solid wood top super heavy duty workbench with a blue frame and forward slopping tote boxes. – Qty 4

LR18 – 1800mm long light rail with 24W LED Light. – Qty 4

louvre panels and support bar to suit 1800mm long workbench. – Qty 4

The results
Due to the build of BenchMaster’s workbenches they have already lasted over 25 years and still going strong today (2018) All that’s been changed in this time is the worktops having become worn after 25 years of use. BenchMaster measured the tops and organised for a super heavy duty top 2mm galvanised steel over 45mm solid wood to be made and dispatched within the agreed time scale. The manufacturer also required some lighting, so a bolt on frame was made to accommodate this. The operators now have better light to carry out the assembling. Finally storage of tools and notices was also an issue, so louvre panels with Lin bins and MDF board was added to the benches.  

Quote from customer:
“It’s amazing to think I was at primary school when the workbenches were first supplied. They will probably still be here when I retire!  An excellent product from an excellent company. – Customer Sales Director”

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Distributor and Assembler of Castors and Wheels Case Study