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The Advantages of using a Service Tile for laboratory services

Iflexx flexible laboratory benching solution from InterFocus
Modular lab benching has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its flexibility and versatility. These benches allow labs to adapt to changing research needs quickly, which is essential in fast-paced environments where research projects can vary widely. One of the key advantages of modular lab benching is the ability to customise the layout of the lab to suit specific research needs. However, this level of customisation often comes with a downside – the need for a flexible and adaptable power, data, and gas infrastructure.

Traditional lab benching solutions require electrical outlets, data connections, and gas pipes to be installed independently, which can be a time-consuming and expensive process. Additionally, labs with custom layouts often have to sacrifice the flexibility of their infrastructure to accommodate their research needs. Fortunately, there is a solution that can help overcome these challenges – a service tile module.

Example Configuration of InterFocus Service Tile

itile service tile module for modular lab


2 x 1 Gang Power or Data Modules

4 x Optional Quick Release Gas

Bench Service Umbilical hook up connector

A service tile module is a pre-assembled panel that is designed to be installed in the ceiling above modular lab benching systems. This panel contains power, data, and gas connections, providing a convenient and efficient way to deliver essential services to the benching. Here are some of the advantages of using a service tile module in your lab:

1. Cost-effective: Traditional lab benching solutions require separate electrical, data, and gas installations, which can be expensive and time-consuming. A service tile module eliminates the need for separate installations, reducing installation time and costs.

2. Customisable: A service tile module can be customised to suit the specific needs of your lab. This means that you can choose the services that you need and configure them to suit the requirements of your benching and equipment such as 16 or 32amp commando sockets, Cat 6 or Cat6A data modules and quick connect gases.

3. Easy to install: A service tile module is pre-assembled and designed to fit into a standard 600 x 600 ceiling grid or can be hung standalone in an open ceiling environment, making it easy to install. This means that you can save time and money on installation costs, and get your lab up and running more quickly.

4. Flexibility: With the service tiles fixed in place at various locations throughout the lab, you can move and reconfigure your modular benching below them easily. This level of flexibility is essential in research environments where projects and equipment can vary widely.

5. Easy maintenance: A service tile module can make maintenance a breeze as all the services are in one easy accessible location.

In conclusion, a service tile module is an excellent solution for labs that require a flexible and adaptable power, data, and gas infrastructure. They are cost-effective, customisable, easy to install, and provide a high degree of flexibility and safety. By choosing a service tile module for your lab, you can enjoy the benefits of modular lab benching without sacrificing the infrastructure your research requires.

At InterFocus we design and build laboratories, if you are looking for a service tile or service gantry or need a complete flexible modular laboratory solution then visit our iFlexx Modular Laboratory Benching Solution or call us on 01223 894833 and see how we can transform your existing or new laboratory environment.

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