Research / Laboratory
Utilise the effortlessly undisturbed motion of airfilm technology to transport research laboratory equipment.
Airgonomics’ decades of experience modifying and refining our airfilm equipment has enabled us to find unique solutions to many material handling problems and applications; our custom build facility and open line of communication with clients enables us to bring these conceptualisations to fruition.
Laboratories used for scientific study and research transcends across many industries; research into various chemical, pharmaceutical, biological, and technological industries all require a sufficient space and equipment with which to conduct their research. Whether transporting equipment for the relocation of a laboratory; selling equipment; repositioning equipment; or requiring automated mobilisation of equipment to assist practises, the integrity of the laboratory equipment at hand is foremost.
Airgonomics are experts at designing and manufacturing handling equipment with which to safely transport goods without risk to the load or surrounding environment. We approach each product uniquely, tailoring our expansive service to meet clients’ individual specifications. For research laboratories, Airgonomics can meet cleanroom requirements, creating a made-to-measure piece of equipment for optimised performance within its application.
Airgonomics’ experience and expertise mean we can design handling solutions applicable for the mobilisation of research laboratories. Our airfilm technology can bear a substantial size and weight of loads, whilst maintaining the precision and accuracy needed for delicate laboratory equipment and modular structures. Airgonomics’ airfilm equipment has positioning accuracy within 1mm.
Our inhouse design team creates products based on the determinations of client requirements and site surveys. Airgonomics works closely with clients throughout this process to ensure they receive a product fit for purpose, moreover performing installation of equipment if desired. Our engineers offer servicing for ongoing maintenance of equipment, ensuring longevity and quality of Airgonomics’ air systems. Comprehensive warranties can be supplied in conjunction with this, so as to provide our clients with a trustworthy and reliable service.
Airfilm equipment can be used to aid processes such as:
- Laboratory relocation
- Transport of modular laboratories
- Laboratory equipment repositioning
The best way to transport laboratory equipment over distances is by truck; available as both refrigerated and standard models, trucks enable the transportation of lab equipment in a way which preserves the integrity of the materials. For overseas transportation, ships may also be used.
When moving equipment around within a laboratory, manual devices such as dollies, forklifts, or air skates can be used. Onsite transportation should be chosen with the logistics of the equipment in mind; dollies, for instance, can be easily tipped so are not compatible with heavy loads. Forklifts require sufficient floor space for manoeuvring, therefore should not be used in spaces with restricted access.
Whether transporting laboratory equipment across great distances or repositioning onsite, care should be taken in order to safely move equipment. It is important to consider the materials being transported: some equipment may be delicate, hazardous, or require specific external conditions to maintain their given state. Insurance may be taken out for particularly delicate or expensive equipment.
Equipment should be packaged in a suitable protective wrapping, labelled correctly with the end destination included if transporting across distances.
A risk assessment should be performed prior to moving equipment; similarly, a register taking stock of equipment can be drafted to ensure any missing or damaged equipment is accounted for.
Equipment such as refrigerators should be empty of materials, which can be separately packaged. Any waste should be removed before transportation, for both improved efficiency and safety.
Chemicals can be transported, but the relevant regulations should be adhered to whether transporting across distances or onsite.
Chemicals should be securely packaged so that they cannot fall or spill, and labelled with the correct name and hazard classification. The material should be packaged according to its hazard and container. Handlers should be aware of the hazards, and how to manage them should a dangerous situation occur. In the same vein, handlers should be aware of and follow the legal information surrounding the carriage of dangerous goods (CDG).