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IAC Industries - Metal Forming

IAC uses man sheet steel gauges in the manufacturing of cabinets, drawers and electrical ducts and brackets. Here at the CNC sheer, it is cut to size and proportion for the stamping and forming processes. Using steel rule dye technology or SRD for short, IAC quick stamps the pattern shapes simultaneously. Square and rectangle cut outs, corner nudges and holes required by the design are all removed by one stroke of the stamping press.

IAC also employs state of the art CNC  turning stamping presses to quickly and accurate to produce complex short run parts. Many of them custom or modified designs. Providing custom designs product s for specialized drawers is just one of the advantages IAC offers by maintaining engineering and manufacturing under one roof.

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New Economical Adjustable Height Workbenches from IAC Industries

IAC Industries is please to announce the introduction of new economical versions of the company’s height adjustable workbenches with the 930 Pro Series and 940 Pro Series workbenches. Pro Series workbenches from IAC Industries are best identified by a cantilever leg design and an adjustable height worksurface. The versatility of easy worksurface height adjustment has popularized this type of workbench in a variety of environments such as manufacturing, assembly, and laboratories as companies must do more with fewer workstations. The new 930 and 940 Pro Series accomplish this with a new cost-effective design.

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IAC Introduces Online Design Tool for Steel Laboratory Casework and Wall Cabinets

IAC makes it possible for anyone furnishing a lab to quickly specify casework and cabinets to fill their unique space. The Eclipse LAB Designer is a live, interactive online tool for easy lab space planning. It all happens within minutes; visit online, design your lab and receive a free no obligation quote of the specification submitted within 24 hours. It’s fast, very easy, and extremely useful for anyone tasked with furnishing a laboratory.

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ESD Workbenches

Built-in safety devices for electrostatic discharge (ESD) control are available for IAC industrial workbenches and carts on which static sensitive electronics components are assembled, tested, and transported.

IAC ESD industrial workbenches include the following:

  • Rounded edges on worksurfaces. A rolled front edge (180°), featured on IAC premium and industrial workbenches, protects against lifting, chipping and other damage to the ESD-safe laminate at a sharp-edged seam.
  • Static-dissipative laminates on worksurfaces and shelves – IAC uses two (3M and Nevamar®).
  • Stainless steel ESD grounding lugs built into the worksurface.
  • Optional personnel grounding wrist straps and ground blocks.

Typical IAC Grounding Components

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How to Outfit a Dynamic Lab in Flux

How to Outfit a Dynamic Lab in Flux

Imagine yourself as a startup company. As part of your preliminary business plan you determine the need for a productive analytical laboratory in order to thrive as a leader among your business sector. You then discover during your projections that there will be a need to expand your real estate and working area within a year or two. After five years of developing the science behind their KinetiSol® technology and bringing their product to market, DisperSol Technologies found themselves in this exact situation.

Designing and building a productive and efficient modern laboratory requires meticulous planning and often a heavy budget. When combining this planning with the understanding that you will be moving to a larger space in the near future, a project becomes even more complicated. Dave Miller, PhD, Vice President of Research and Development at DisperSol was tasked with this exact challenge.

We spoke to Dr. Miller about his thought process and decision-making in attacking the new lab development.

Editor: We would like to talk to you about your lab decisions. The challenges you faced during initial setup, expansion, and relocation are difficult. Although your action plan to face these challenges is unique, the challenges themselves are known across many industries. Before we discuss how you embraced and found solutions, please first tell us a bit about DisperSol Technologies.

Dr. Miller: DisperSol Technologies was born out of years of research done at the University of Texas on improving the solubility of pharmaceuticals. Many new drug candidates have problems with solubility. Poor solubility makes drug delivery difficult and reduces efficacy due to poor absorption. Our key product, KinetiSol® is a unique process for creating soluble, drug-polymer composites. Imagine the difference between trying to dissolve sand or sugar into water. We work with pharmaceutical companies to turn their ‘sand’ into ‘sugar.’ This has tremendous impact on the manufacturability of a drug, its bio-availability, dosage profiles, safety and efficacy.

Editor: So, KinetSol® is a solubility-enhancing process. Who does the processing?

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New IAC 5000 Series Workbench is Completely Sealed for Cleanroom Application

BREA, CA – Cleanrooms and laboratories have special requirements to protect the integrity of the working environment, to assure predictable results and to protect against contamination. The 5000 Series workbench from IAC Industries features design elements that make it an ideal addition to the cleanroom environment. 

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950 Series Workbench/Workstation Offers Superior Ergonomics for Operators

As part of IAC Industries’ Pro Series Adjustable Height product line, the 950 Workbench is designed from the ground up with to goal of having the best ergonomics in a standalone workbench/workstation. The focus on ergonomics provides a platform on which assembly processes take place in greater comfort and efficiency for the operator, which in turn generates greater productivity.

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Suspended Automation Gets Rockwell’s Assembly in Gear

Suspended Automation Gets Rockwell’s Assembly in Gear

Rockwell Automation, makers of industrial control and automation products, recently came to IAC Industries to upgrade the manufacturing division of their Mequon, Wisconsin facility. Although Rockwell has had IAC benches installed throughout various areas of their facility for over two years, one of their manufacturing divisions was about to facilitate a new product line that would require upgrading their current workstations.

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New Power Distribution System Simplifies Workstation Electrical Management

The new Power Distribution System-II (PDS-II), available on IAC Industries’ Dimension 4 modular workstation line, provides extreme flexibility for power distribution and management within workstation lines and cells. The Dimension 4 PDS-II provides four (4) each 20 AMP circuits to a series of connected workstations. Each of the 4 circuits is tapped by simply inserting one of the PDS-II 15 AMP Duplex or 20 AMP Simplex outlet modules into the distribution blocks assembled into the Dimension 4 workstation uprights. Outlets are numbered for easy circuit identification—1 thru 4. The PDS-II enables users and production managers to handle a greater number of electrical demands, while making the management of load distribution extremely simple. Just a glance at the numbered receptacles indicates what devices are being powered from any of the circuits. Redistribution of electrical usage is accomplished by simply exchanging the numbered outlet modules.

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Powered Height-Adjusting Feature Added to IAC Workbenches

IAC Industries introduces powered worksurface-height adjustability to the company’s Pro Series line with the 960 Workstation, and the company’s flagship Dimension 4 Workstation. The focus on ergonomics provides a platform on which assembly processes take place in greater comfort and efficiency for the operator, which in turn generates greater productivity. Adjustable height workstations also allow greater versatility in the workplace as tasks change from processes that benefit from either as sitting a standing position.

Height adjustment is motor controlled, and utilizes hydraulics for smooth operation. Powered height adjustment is an option on Dimension 4, and is available on both single-side and double-side workstation models. Powered height adjustment is standard on 960 Series workstations.

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IAC Packaging Station Designed to Be Efficient Core of Manual Packaging Operation

Addressing efficiency, organization and critical ergonomics, IAC Industries has introduced a line of manual Packing Stations. The line consists of two primary types: Packing Stations that include a full workbench with all the packaging supply accessories, and the Packaging Accessory Station that enables the conversion of any table, bench or workspace to a fully capable packing and shipping workspace. IAC Industries’ new Packing Stations deliver a platform for a wide range of activities that help keep products moving out the door.

Packing Stations are completely configurable by the customer. Beginning with IAC’s rock-solid four-leg workbench, providing a full 1/2-ton load capacity, customers can then select from a wide range of utility accessories to provide the functions needed. Telescoping legs on the bench allow worksurface height adjustment ranging between 30 to 36 inches in 2-inch increments. Overall bench sizes range from 30” x 60” to 36” x 72”. Impact- and chemical-resistant laminate is used on the worksurface and features a 180° rolled front edge for comfortable use; solid maple tops are also available.

 

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Personal Attention and ‘Quick Ship’ Thinking Won Nokia Business for IAC

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Nokia Mobile Phones held an open house for a new building at their manufacturing facility located in Ft. Worth. During the open house, Paul Taylor (IAC dealer), took the opportunity to get his foot in the door with Nokia by introducing a chair product line he offered. Through a Nokia engineer contact, Taylor later discovered the company was having difficulties ordering upgrades and getting the right parts for their workstations.

Nokia was also with the competition because their current bench dealers shipped parts without providing any installation support. Nokia was looking for a product line that offered fast turn-around-time on product orders and greater flexibility for upgrades.

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Multi-Task System Adds Functionality and Improves Ergonomics of Basic Workbenches

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IAC Industries introduces a new way to add storage and utility to workbenches with the company’s versatile Multi-Task System I and II (MTS-I and MTS-II ). This 3 or 2 post upright system applies general concepts of lean manufacturing, whether through 5S, Six Sigma or Kaizen. Both systems are cost effective and improve overall production through the use of ergonomically designed storage, shelving, swing arms and other various accessories. IAC’s Multi Task Systems work with existing or new worksurfaces, are easily installed, easily retrofitted and immediately increase efficiencies.

The Multi-Task System (MTS) features heavy gauge vertical posts with a tie beam at the top of frame for increased support. The MTS-I , a three post system, provides two evenly divided side by side accessory mounting areas. TheMTS-II , a two post system, allows for accessories that span the entire worksurface length. The MTS slots along the post are one (1”) inch increments, immediately leveling all accessory options and can be aligned or independently adjusted for maximum flexibility. Accessories include various shelving configurations, part cup rails, bin rails, electrical channels, cabinets and isolation screens.

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Reader's Choice Award Accepted for Dimension 4 Workstations

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At the 2012 Pittcon Expo, IAC President, Don Murphy, accepted Laboratory Equipment's "Readers Choice" Award for the company's Dimension 4 Modular Workstations. Mr. Murphy is shown pictured with Liz Vickers, Publisher, and Tim Studt, Editor in Chief of Laboratory Equipment magazine.

The move to more flexible laboratory environments began with the introduction of IAC Industries’ Dimension 4 Lab Stations, and the refinement of these modular, multi-purpose workstations continues. Today, Dimension 4 Lab Stations combine a meticulous ergonomic design and sleek aesthetics with enhanced storage, new power distribution options, and advanced LED lighting. The essence of Dimension 4 Lab Stations is versatility, enabling modern labs to easily design flexible workflows. As lab processes grow or change, Dimension 4 Lab Stations are easily reconfigured to encompass the new requirements.

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