Innovative and Ergonomic Solutions in Laboratory Systems
When you decide to set up a laboratory, the first step is getting the physical planning right. Each element you want to be in the laboratory should be located according to the principles of movement ergonomics, all needs that may arise now and in the future should be determined in advance and the layout plan should be prepared within this framework.
Since a small point that can be overlooked will turn into big problems in the later stages, experienced teams should definitely work on this issue. Our project group is well aware of the demands and needs in this area. From the moment you think of working with us, we start to work as your project consultant.
This coexistence continues after the establishment of your laboratory. In the layout plan, all requests should be shown and there should be no uncertainty about the project. Positions of the benches under-counter and over-the-counter cabinets location, plumbing service columns over the counter shelves, technical gas outlet points, LPG or natural gas outlet points, locations of local absorbers, electrical sockets and fuse boxes fume cupboard locations, location of safety cabinets elements such as air inlet and outlet points should be displayed on the project with symbols defined on the right side of the layout plan.
Using symbols in this way simplifies the project and makes it more legible. Preparing an accurate layout plan at the beginning makes our job easier at every stage. We can see the needs as a whole and manage all processes. We can count many more advantages such as determining the correct cost of the project, controlling the assembly process, and on time delivery. Planning stage should never be skipped and it requires a certain amount of time to think about all the details.
If you are planning to set up your laboratory in an existing place, a good construction survey should be taken and existing installations should be determined. It is important to prepare the layout plan together under your supervision to find the ideal layout. With the AutoCAD, we evaluate countless alternatives together, and we can determine all the needs at the planning stage in line with your demands and our experienced team.
If you don't have a laboratory building yet and if you are planning to build a new laboratory building, you should definitely contact us at this stage. We can provide you with suggestions about determining the ideal areas for the laboratories you plan to do and work patterns in these areas. At this stage, our involvement in the project ensures that many details that could not be foreseen at the beginning are included in the project. Relevant local regulations must be taken into account in the preparation of the installation plans. This is important in the accreditation of your laboratory in the future.
Safety is becoming an increasingly necessary requirement in laboratories. Regulations that differ in each country or city, such as natural gas installation regulation, electrical installation regulation, fire regulation, have been developed after long experience and each is necessary for life safety. In order not to be primarily responsible for accidents that may arise later, you must have the installations of your laboratory according to the relevant regulations. Sufficient budget should be allocated to approved plumbing plans at the planning stage.
This is important for the current or future accreditation of your laboratory. Correct physical planning sufficient time should be allocated in the initial phase of physical planning, and all work movements should be determined in the most realistic way by using previous experience and knowledge.
The positions of the benches and other laboratory arguments should be made accordingly. It should be left in empty spaces considering the future demands. The Radon series has been designed with the experience and knowledge of many years. The demands and requests of hundreds of laboratory users were listened to, and many details were resolved by meticulously working on it. You can see the reflection of a need in each part of the Radon. Many details, from the connection points of the sports systems to the lamps that can be angled under the shelf, to the fact that each part can be removed and installed, has emerged as a result of the needs of the users.
Radon, which has so many functions and features, is the product of a collective work. Scientists scientific imagination comes to life with our engineering and manufacturing knowledge. In the following section, we will introduce the Radon series more closely and give detailed information about product modulation. No screw is used in the Radon series. It is designed according to the principles of one hundred percent modularity.
The entire carrier system is produced from galvanized steel using the sheet-metal technique. Trusses are designed to withstand all vertical and horizontal forces. Bearing cross sections were determined considering that it can be applied to the benches with heavy loads over time. Joints of horizontal and vertical bearers have been solved in a way that minimizes the vibration movement. In order not to lose the sensitivity of the devices placed on the counter surfaces, they should not oscillate.
As you get to know Radon and see its details, each of which is a manifestation of a need, we hope you will love it even more. Laboratory personnel are under significant ergonomic risks due to their work. Unsuitable unconscious work: Burning, cramping finger, wrist swelling, tingling arm, elbow, neck and shoulder pain backache numbness, weakness or fatigue are important warning signs and symptoms. The interior design of the laboratory should be planned in a way that minimizes lifting, carrying and repetitive movements. Working while standing up should be preferred since it will give less tiredness and fatigue compared to working while sitting. Laboratory devices and equipment used should be placed in a way to prevent unnecessary performance losses and body strain. Arrangements that will strain the body such as reverse movement, reaching out or turning should be minimized with additional equipment.
Ladders should be used to reach the high points of the cabinets or wheeled benches should be used to move the experimental setups around the laboratory. Efforts should be made to reach high shelves, which is one of the daily movements in the laboratory environment.. Materials which are being used less than others should be put on the higher places. In accessing such places, apparatus such as stools provide as much practicality as possible. Care should be taken against slips and falls.
Particularly flammable or fragile materials such as glass should also be handled more carefully. Explosive and flammable chemical materials should be stored in certain standard specially produced storage cabinets. Upper cabinet doors can be opened easily and a hinge system with a slowdown feature should be used. Holding apparatus should be used to avoid spilling glassware in any jolt. Daily used materials should be utilized from the open shelf in the third access zone just above the counter. These shelves will provide you with great convenience in setting up the table arrangement and in commanding the bench.
While lowering and lifting the material on the bench, care should be taken to be in an upright position as much as possible. These movements damage the cartilage tissue between the vertebrae. In fact, the human body can lift heavier loads than anticipated if it is held in the right position. Weightlifters are a good example. It is all about correct posture.
However, if you are going to lift loads above a certain weight, you should definitely get help. Because you may encounter a situation that cannot be compensated for.
Bench Height: The workbench height that will minimize the bending and twisting movements during standing working is accepted as 90 cm for an adult person.
Arm Extension Distance: Equipment used continuously should be within arm reach, and bending and twisting movements should not be made while reaching for materials. Open shelves on the counter provide excellent working convenience. Easy access distance minimizes lost times.
A well-planned laboratory space prevents problems such as injury and stress caused by intense working conditions. In a well-planned laboratory, the following problems are minimized as the person's body will be positioned comfortably and appropriately. Back pain and spinal injuries neck, shoulder, arm pain (RSIS) development circulatory disorders in the feet back pain and spinal injuries, often circulatory disorders in the feet back pain and spinal injuries are often the result of prolonged leaning or working while sitting.
For this reason, it is appropriate to work on a high stool (without wheels) for standing and occasional rest in laboratories. Neck, shoulder and arm pains are the result of overstressing the muscles and joints, such as reaching out to distant parts. For this reason, frequently used equipment should be within easy reach. Circulatory disorders in the feet are the result of standing too long. Taking into account the standing work in the laboratory, a height adjustable wheelless and rotating stool will be very relaxing.
It is also possible to work in a laboratory environment while sitting at a computer for a long time: In these conditions, it is necessary to pay attention to the rules of ergonomic sitting. In fact, this is a chronic problem of all sitting environments. Because human beings were created to move due to their body structure.
The main rules that should not be forgotten in sitting work are as follows. It should be seated at a right angle as much as possible. The feet should lie flat on the ground. The peak of the monitor should be about 15 ° below eye level. The head should never be held backwards. You should change your position regularly. The table should be at least 5cm higher than the knees. The depth of the bottom of the table should be sufficient for full extension of the leg.
Correct physical planning choosing the right material In the planning phase, the materials to be used should be selected to meet certain standards according to the work to be done. The main thing here is to choose the material with appropriate standards according to the work we will do. For example, soldering to the joints of different heads during the selection of a multi-head water fitting should be dın l-ag 55: sn. These values have been determined by testing after long experience. Likewise, the main material of the faucet should be Brass dın 17660-cuzn39pb3 and its nickel feature is a standard that must be absolutely necessary in laboratory sufting.
Likewise, the most suitable material should be selected according to the experiments to be performed and the chemicals to be used in determining the surface of the counter. If we are planning an animal laboratory where more biological experiments are carried out, the bench surface should be stainless, or if we will work with high temperatures and intense acids, industrial ceramics should be preferred. It should be checked which standards the industrial ceramic materials it should have, and the most suitable material should be selected for our work. While determining standards suitable for the intended use of all materials used in laboratories, the accumulation and experience of past years should be used. While it may be suitable for a standard job, it may not be suitable for another work.
In addition, materials with higher specifications and standards may cause an unnecessary increase in project costs. In laboratories, the installations must be made according to certain regulations. Mechanical installation (natural gas, waste water, clean water, ventilation), electrical installations and special gas installations used in the laboratory should be prepared according to the relevant regulations by those who are qualified in this field, and the implementation phase should be started with the approval of local institutions.
Choosing the Right Material Industrial Ceramic:
The surface of the counter is also an integral part produced in blocks, industrial ceramic surface produced in accordance with DIN EN 12916 standards. Stainless Steel: Bench surface is made of 1,00 and 1,20 mm thick 316 AISI Cr / Ni stainless steel, the finished bench thickness is 30 mm, with water trap heights 37 mm.
Bench surface is also a compact laminate and phenolic resin counter surface. In addition to other compacts, the outer surface layer is highly resistant to acid environments.
Bench surface is a chemical-based countertop surface produced in block form. It is a completely homogeneous material and highly resistant to acid environments.
The surface of the workbench is completely made of a single piece of polypropylene material. Parts in contact with fluids in laboratory ﬁttings must meet the standard DIN 17660- CuZN39Pb3 made of brass material. Solder used in joints should not contain cadmium.
Fitting color code EN13792: 2000 laboratory benches are constantly under the influence of external forces. Objects in static are considered rigid. In fact, no object is rigid. All objects change their shape more or less under the influence of external forces. After these deformations of the objects are removed from the effect of the force, they either completely disappear and the objects take their previous state or the change of shape remains to some degree. The "elastic change" is the temporary change in the shape of the objects and their return to their former form.
Permanent changes in the shape of objects are called "plastic changes". It is a great advantage for the constructor to know the permanent change of objects and to be able to use it consciously. Radon carrier system is produced with galvanized steel sheet bending technique. Each bending process increases the capacity of the material by increasing the tensile values. Plastic changes occur in the steel material during bending. These changes are precisely calculated with special techniques and their dimensional tolerances are less than one tenth of a millimeter. This measurement accuracy of the Radon steel carrier system is indispensable due to the modularity principle.
What is The Service System?
Column service system plumbing outlets are given from vertical panels. Due to the advantages they provide in terms of working ergonomics, these types of service systems are widely preferred by the users. The column service system provides the user with a service system suitable for movement ergonomics. Reaching zones are within ergonomic limits. The fittings are oriented towards the user so that they can be easily reached. Altınbölme laboratory systems serves with its experienced and expert staff, modern service understanding and international vision in special project development.
Altınbölme produces modular laboratory systems with its expertise and experience, functional designs and superior quality.