Any shop, factory, or warehouse is going to need work stands of some kind. Usually, you will need more than one in several different areas of your work space. You have to take several important things into consideration when shopping for these stands, such as how much weight they need to be able to bear, what you will be putting on them, and the type of work you will be doing on them. Also, think about whether it would be better for your business purposes and work to have portable or fixed stands. Portable stands can be moved about as needed for different workers in other areas of your work space, and can take on a variety of jobs, while fixed ones are usually used by one employee or class of employee for one purpose only.
You want your work stands to be sturdy and durable. They must be able to stand up to anything you throw at them, and do it with ease. The portable stands need to be easily collapsible or foldable, and simple to store so they do not get in the way when you are not using them. The best work stands are made of stainless steel, as it has many advantages over other materials. However, be sure to check with your chosen fabricator before ordering stainless steel stands, to be sure that is the correct material for your company’s unique needs.
Stainless steel is generally a good choice, because they are sturdy, durable, virtually unbreakable, and do not rust or corrode, as other materials may. They are heat and cold resistant to extreme temperatures on both ends, and they are hygienic, being resistant to mold, mildew, fungus, bugs, and other nasty things of all kinds. In addition, they are easy to clean.
Work stands should have a simple construction, with as few moving parts as possible. The simpler they are in construction, the less likely they are to break down or need maintenance. This will save your business a lot of money in maintenance and repair costs, as well as unnecessary costs in buying new ones of old ones break. Make sure you choose a fabricator with an excellent reputation, a proven track record of producing quality work, and who offers a generous warranty.
Make sure portable work stands fold exactly flat. You could end up producing substandard work, or severely hurting yourself (or one of your workers could get hurt) if there is the slightest incline on the working surface. When talking to fabricators, ask about the maximum pound capacity of the stands, so you know what they can be used for, and so you don’t overload them and cause them to break by misuse, thus voiding the warranty.
When you have excellent work stands in your business, you will have the peace of mind of knowing you are always well-equipped to do the work you need to do, where you need to do it, whenever you need to, on a reliable surface that will not disappoint.