Simplicity and strength at it’s best.
Forte™ is one of the industry's most cost effective plug and play systems.
As an adaptable laboratory table system Forte™ functions as a heavy-duty workstation for laboratories.
Vertical tubing uprights provide structural support for above counter storage and laboratory gas and power distribution.
The tables have a 1000 pound work surface and 1500 pound total work load capacity.
Tables are available in many styles as adjustable or fixed height.
Laboratory casework is provided with modular cabinets, either suspended from the table frame or standalone mobile cabinets to allow for easy reconfiguring.
Adaptable systems such as Forte™ typically utilize overhead service distribution through the ceiling grid with quick-connect fittings and flexible hoses cords.
Plug and Play Services
The Forte™ system utilizes flexible hoses, quick connect gas fittings and twist-lock plugs for power. This allows table and service reconfigurations to always be quickly completed - at minimum cost and down-time. Gas services & power raceways can easily be added, moved or removed with the system's design.
- UL listed raceways
- CSA certified laboratory gas services
The Forte™ table system stands 100% independent from building structure while maintaining a module integration to vital laboratory services.
Mix & Match
Laboratory casework is provided with modular cabinets such as overhead storage, suspended or mobile and over counter shelving supported from the uprights.
The Forte™ tables work seamlessly with our other product lines such as Basic fixed laboratory casework, providing a great blend of possibilities in your laboratory layout.
Table Frame Options
A.T. Villa was the first to use the square tube design, which provides a modern design element and practicality. The telescoping frame allows the Forte™ system's work surfaces to adjust in 1" height increments. Height adjustability is complimented with performance; work tops accommodate uniform loads of 1000lbs. each and upper shelves accommodate 200lbs. each.
Single-sided and double-sided configurations are both available - allowing you to select the ideal level of adaptability and value for your specific environment. In addition we offer table styles without the uprights as free-standing, perimeter and end table designs.
Single-Sided Tables & Double-Sided Tables
Vertical uprights of 77" & 84" heights to support shelving, services and accessories.
Integrate with the single-sided and double-sided tables while providing an open overhead space or independently in islands, peninsulas or along the exterior walls.
Designed to provide a perpendicular table that finishes out evenly with an island or peninsula run of laboratory tables. End tables function similar to other styles and offer more open sight lines.
Rear table legs are inset four inches allow space for services such as wall mounted raceways and piping to freely clear the table legs. Work surfaces extend to the back wall.
All of the Forte™ table types allow the addition of a laboratory sink with drop-in or undermount methods and your choice of Trespa TopLab Plus phenolic resin or epoxy resin work tops.
Cabinets for the Forte™ system are designed as flexible modular units. They are available in a wide variety of sizes and styles both for casters based mobile cabinets & suspended cabinets.
Details of cabinet styles and sizes can be viewed in our Catalogs.
Shelving is most commonly powder coated steel. A practical solution due to their strength , simplicity and value. Retaining rails are availabe. Shelves are mechanically fastened to ensure stability and seismic concerns.
- Depths: 12", 15" & 18"
- Painted steel
- Stainless steel
- Epoxy resin
- Phenolic resin
- Removable front retaining rails
Laboratory Work Surfaces
Work surfaces are offered in epoxy resin and Trespa's TopLab Plus, phenolic resin tops. The Forte™ table structures accommodate the use of laboratory sinks with either epoxy resin sinks or stainless steel laboratory sinks. Shelves are available in painted steel, epoxy resin, Trespa and wood finishes.
For more information please refer to Work Tops & Sinks
Adaptable Gas and Power Services
Flexible solutions with flexible hoses, cables and quick connects. This is the concept with an adaptable laboratory furniture system like Forte™. In today's laboratories it has become an accepted practice to bring most services in from the ceiling. This distribution through the ceiling grid provides the ability to later access and relocate services if need, always allowing your lab to adapt to new equipment and technology with minimal down-time and cost. For more information please refer to Fixtures and Fittings
Gases and power are distributed into the uprights with flexible hoses and cables. This method provides to most flexibility in the industry. This allows services to be add, removed and relocated in a fraction of the time of other systems.
Horizontal and vertical power raceways attach along the uprights at nearly any height location. The modular approach of the Forte™ system allows the flexibility to relocate these raceways easily and with minimal downtime.
Ceiling Service Panels
Ceiling Service Panels offer many benefits to a laboratory casework project. They are the most cost effective method to distribute gas, power and data services into your lab. Not only are they simple and attractive but with the use of quick connect fittings they also improve the installation process and offer future flexibility.
In addition to casework and shelving the table frame provides a structural support for most any needed accessory. We offer many standard accessory options and custom solutions to finish out your laboratory.
- Keyboard Trays & CPU Holders
- Laptop and Tablet Holders
- Monitor Arms
- Pegboard Drying Racks
- Lattice Rod Assemblies
- Tack Board Panels
- Custom Solutions
Product Specifications Overview
||36", 48", 60", 72", 84" & 96"
||30" & 60"
||36", 77" & 84"
||Adjustable 29" - 36": Phenolic Resin, Epoxy Resin, Stainless Steel & Laminate
|Pedestals & Overheads
||Wood Box/Wood Faces, Steel Box/Steel Faces, Steel Box/Wood Faces, & High Density Laminate
||UL Listed Raceways, UL Listed Power Strips, CSA Certified Inert Gases & CSA Certified Burning Gases
The Scientific Equipment & Furniture Association (SEFA) recommended practices for adaptable laboratory furniture systems is SEFA 10. The Forte™ system is rated at Class 7,one of the most adaptable within their guidelines.