Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Assembling the IAC Dimension 4 Workstation: A Tutorial

Assembling a workbench can be a daunting task, but it can be made a lot less stressful by using the correct tools and with the help of a few expert tips. Let's look at one example of how Q Source's experts use their knowledge and experience to make assembly jobs easier.

Recently, our Eastern Mexico Territory Account Specialist, Omar López (follow on Twitter @vallo7173), assembled a number of IAC's Dimension 4 Workstations for one of our Mexican customers. In the following special tutorial (also available soon as a video on our YouTube channel), Omar shares his expertise and tips for a quick, problem-free assembly process.

At the unboxing stage, Omar reminds us to check that all workstation components are in good condition. "IAC workstations are fully adjustable for personal comfort and efficiency in an assembly environment," he says.

Before we begin, we'll need the following tools to complete the assembly of the IAC Dimension 4 Workstation:
  • a rubber mallet
  • an 8"-long Philips screwdriver
  • a tape measure
  • and two wrenches: sizes 7/16" and 1/2"
Okay, now we can start:
  1. Place the uprights on the floor to attach the side-support brackets
  2. Measure 1.25" below the desired working height and hand-tighten these screws, for now
  3. Pre-assemble the screws into the accessory brackets and do not tighten these yet
  4. Place the accessory brackets on the uprights, making sure that the brackets are at the same height on each upright, and then tighten
  5. Put the two uprights together with the back panel, but do not tighten the back panel until the side brackets are at the same height
  6. Place the worksurface on the side brackets and check to make sure that the worksurface is in contact with both side brackets and the back panel
  7. Place and tighten all screws on the worksurface
  8. When the surface is secured, lift the workstation upright and attach any accessories, such as a light fixture or tool trolley
  9. If the unit has a footrest support, attach it and adjust the height for the operator who will be using it
  10. When adding the electric channel, consider whether any electrical devices will need to be plugged in above or below the worksurface
  11. Make sure all the screws are properly tightened
And, if you will not use be using the workstation immediately, be sure to cover it to prevent any damage.

Remember not to use any abrasive cleaners on the new IAC workbench, and always lift the unit to move it. Never drag it!

There we have it! Thanks to Omar, and his very helpful tutorial, we have a shiny, new workstation completed and waiting for an operator.

For more information on IAC Dimension 4 Workbenches, or to make a purchase, please visit QSource.com or give us a call at 800-966-6020.

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