Modular laboratory casework takes over
When it comes to furnishing a new or remodeled laboratory, one of today’s biggest trends is a shift toward modular casework, worktops, tables, and benches. This article explores the reasons why laboratory designers and planners are moving away from fixed furniture.
Frequent Changes to Laboratory Spaces
Not too long ago, laboratories changed their use every couple of decades. Today, the needs of a laboratory can change every year, or even more often. Modular laboratory casework enables laboratory designers and planners to quickly and easily reconfigure their laboratories, without spending time and money on demolition and reconstruction.
Laboratories use more automation than they used to. Machinery and high-tech robots are able to complete the work that humans used to do. It’s important that laboratory furniture is able to be easily moved, to accommodate the new types of machinery that perform laboratory tasks.
Today’s laboratories often do double-duty, and serve more than one purpose. Modular laboratory furniture enables one laboratory to be used for many purposes. For example, furniture can be quickly and easily rearranged to complement a more collaborative environment.