We finally moved into our new workshop last week, and everything is up and running! Very exciting stuff, with a lot of improvements…
The aim was to create a work environment that is as clean and dust-free as possible for our budget, and it looks like we have achieved that. In order to get there, we designed the new workshop in the following way:
- separate room for all activities that create dirt or dust: cleaning machine, lathe, grinder, polishing, …
- underfloor heating to avoid convection
- heat-exchange ventilation with two filters
- new double glazed windows, fitted airtight
- white floor to show dirt and to make finding dropped parts easier
On top of that, we made some improvements, the biggest one being our new Greiner ACS900 cleaning machine. On top of the blown air at our benches, we now also have a vacuum pump to provide suction at the bench.
Our new Greiner ACS900 cleaning machine. Left of it the ultrasonic case cleaning machine, and the Poseidon waterproof tester.
The Bambi compressor provides 10 bars, enough for the waterproof tester, and behind it the vacuum pump.
A view across the workshop. The units in front store all our tools that aren’t at the bench.
My bench, with spare parts storage on the left, a DAB radio to listen to Radio 2 (and get on Mitka’s nerves), and the usual contraptions.
Mitka’s bench at the other side, with lots of space in between, which could provide room for 2 more benches if necessary.
The white box on top of the cabinet is a little fridge for our oils. In the rear corner is the autowinder.
The packing cabinet, which holds all packaging and labels. We unpack and pack your watches here.
Outside view from the back.
We are very happy with the outcome, and are confident that the sizeable investment we have made will be worthwhile.