Ease of reconfiguration
With the ever-growing demand for increased flexibility in R&D laboratories, more organisations and institutions are looking to maximise the extent and ease of reconfiguration in their laboratories to meet changing requirements.
The ability to move and rearrange benching systems and even fully serviced fume cupboards is considered by many as the best way to achieve maximum flexibility and to future proof what is very often a substantial 25-year investment.
A cost effective modular service delivery system
Servicing lab benching from above is not new and designs which facilitate this have been around for decades. The growing demand is such that instead of developing bespoke solutions for each individual project (which we can still do as and when required), we have designed a new standard modular overhead service delivery system.
Elevaire has been developed as a cost effective standard solution which will fully satisfy most requirements. The system has also been professionally styled to fully integrate with the full range of S+B modular benching systems be it Exemplaire, C Frame or Utilaire H Frame.
Although Elevaire can be used successfully with all S+B benching systems, flexibility is maximised when used in conjunction with modular un-serviced mobile lab benches which can be wheeled around with ease and where the services delivered from above can be connected directly into bench mounted equipment below.
A flexible, practical and updateable solution
Elevaire also works successfully with our new modular pre-plumbed and wired Mobiliaire movable lab workstation system. Where the ability to reconfigure is desirable but rearrangement on a regular basis is not envisaged, Elevaire can be used with larger bench assemblies either free of service outlets, or with pre-plumbed and pre-wired worktop mounted service spines where services delivered from above connect directly into the spine below.
The Elevaire overhead module can be provided with a full range of electrical and specialist gas services with the ability to add further provision at a later date. The service delivery method can be either from standard proprietary lab service fittings with serrated nozzle outlets, screw on or quick release self-closing valves, with or without regulators and pressure gauges. Services can then be dropped to bench level via flexible droppers and then connected to bench level services by any of the above means including directly into bench mounted equipment.