Indeed, there are hundreds and hundreds of storage system manufacturers. However, there are only a few whose products are compatible with the special needs inherent in a cleanroom environment. Here is a selection of cleanroom storage systems that meet the needs of this industry.
Compiled by Karen Moltenbrey
Kennedy Manufacturing: Made in the US
Kennedy Manufacturing, one of the market leaders in tool storage to the high-tech industry, is one of the few remaining tool storage companies that still manufactures all of its product lines in the US.
Kennedy manufactures a complete line of stainless-steel roller cabinets that are certified up to Class 10 standards (according to Federal Standard 209E). The complete product lineup includes stainless-steel roller cabinets, top chests, and hand carry units. Kennedy offers a complete line of “off-the-shelf” mobile/lockable stainless units designed for the cleanroom, food/beverage, and pharmaceutical industries.
Van Wert, Ohio
SteelHead Design offers innovation in storage
SteelHead Design’s MTech System offers innovative new storage and work space solutions for cleanrooms. The MTechTM System can be customized to maximize work space storage and efficiency. Available in many different combinations, the MTech System can be reconfigured quickly and easily as needs change, so the system never becomes obsolete.
Cabinets are available with drawers and slide-out shelves for secure storage of parts and tools as well as computers and electronic equipment. Shelf units have special features to accommodate electronic equipment, including rear cable access with secured door and louvers for ventilation. And, stackable cabinets are adaptable for a wide variety of uses. MTech workbench/tables can be freestanding or attached to one or more cabinets, and have an adjustable-height feature for a standing or sitting work surface. The product features full-extension drawers, and shelves feature ball-bearing slides.
Moreover, the products are constructed with heavy 16-gauge, Type 304 stainless steel. The cabinet is fully welded for strength and easy setup; no pre-installation is required, as MTech configurations are freestanding.
MTech System can be used for cleanrooms, labs, research, food and beverage processing, education, medical, and pharmaceutical environments, as well as educational, tech centers, MRO shops, and offices.
El Cajon, CA
Stainless Steel BASIKBench blazes new trails
From cleanrooms to hospitals, Kewaunee’s new Stainless Steel BASIKBench can go where no BASIKBench has gone before. Constructed of burnished, 304 stainless steel, this BASIKBench is hygienic, corrosion-resistant, durable, and attractive, making it perfect for the most demanding finish-free environments. The Stainless Steel BASIKBench is non-porous and rust-resistant, making it suitable for a wide range of applications and environments. Standard features such as the modesty panel and front apron rail enhance the bench’s strength-to-weight ratio.
The advantages of this modified Kewaunee classic are not confined to those of stainless steel itself, however. Like all of century-old Kewaunee’s Technical Furniture line, this bench boasts the distinguished option of full customization. Engineered with Kewaunee’s classic C-frame design, BASIKBench provides the option to design a custom workstation for maximum productivity in the workplace. Available in 30-inch sit-down and 36-inch technical heights and 48-, 60-, and 72-inch widths, the stainless-steel bench features options such as “above the work surface” shelving, hanging storage, powered or non-powered shelf risers, and work surface backsplashes. BASIKBench’s stand-alone design also allows for quick and easy reconfiguration of the work space layout.
For 100 years, Kewaunee Scientific Corp. has been a recognized leader in the design, manufacture, and installation of superior-quality laboratory and technical furniture products. Kewaunee’s Technical Furniture Group caters to the needs of manufacturing facilities, research centers, schools and universities, government agencies, hospitals and clinics, and others. The company offers a variety of fully customizable products, all crafted in the US from the highest-quality materials by highly-skilled craftsmen and craftswomen.
Kewaunee Scientific Corp.