Innovative ultra lightweight workbench launched
We are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new, lightweight and robust workbench for vans.
Modul-System’s lightweight journey may have started in 2004 but is far from finished. With every kilo that can be saved on van racking meaning an additional kilo for tools and other equipment in the vehicle, it’s an ongoing project.
The new lightweight workbench is made from sandwich material and is approximately 60% lighter than an equivalent product made from wood. A 1.5 meter long bench now weighs just 7kg, this means a weight saving of 12 kg in the vehicle when compared to the old version which weighed 19 kg. The core is made from extruded polystyrene (XPS), and the surface from fiberglass reinforced polyester.
“This makes the product extremely robust and resistant to oils, chemicals and extreme temperatures”, Thomas Johansson, Vice President of Modul-System, explains.
In addition, the workbench is not sensitive to moisture, which can make wooden workbenches warp and change shape.
The workbench has edge protection made from aluminum for extra robustness. The profile also provides a nice finish. The edge of the workbench also has an integrated T-track which facilitates installation.
Working with sandwich materials is nothing new to Modul-System. For example, it is currently used in bulkheads and flooring products.
“The main advantage with sandwich materials is that you can get very robust yet lightweight products. It gives you the possibility to optimize the product properties by selecting a certain material”, says Thomas Johansson.
The new lightweight workbench is available now, please contact a member of our team for further information and to place an order.