The service distribution is the cardiovascular system of the laboratory
The proper distribution of gases, power and data to your equipment should be given the utmost forethought.
We have installed thousands of labs and it is very rare that the services needs don't change in some way from the time the facility is planned to the time it is ready for occupancy, let alone year to year.
Your choices in the approach and the products you install can make these changes relatively simple or a costly solutions that don't provide for change.
Today's laboratories have a very exciting variety of choices with many very high quality and flexible solutions are available.
A.T. Villa excels as providing the most adaptable and flexible serive delivery solutions. We strive to provide you longevity with your new laboratory.
We partner with the best in the industry for power, gas and data delievery including companies such as WaterSaver, Post Glover LabLink, Geist, Swadelok, Panduit and Wiremold to provide solutions that work seamlessly with our products.
We will never supply valve and gas line parts from lower quality providers. We only sell CSA Certified gas components from WaterSaver or Swagelok.
Fixture Products Overview
Laboratory Service Fixtures
A.T. Villa proudly offers Watersaver’s full offering of laboratory faucets, valves, safety equipment and related products. A.T. Villa’s product engineers work hand in hand with those at Watersaver to continually design state of the art solutions to develop and set the standard for laboratory service design.
Post Glover LabLink
Raceway Power Fixtures
Modular laboratory power raceways from Post Glover LabLink designed to integrate into our furniture systems. Working directly with Post Golver we have developed high qaulity and attractive raceways that provide your power and data needs while maintaining the ability to quickly move, adjust or relocate them.
Power Strips and Surge Protection
Geist provides a simple and economic power strip that can be fitted onto the laboratory table and bench products we manufacture. While only offering a black color finish the provide quality compnents and a rugged housing.
Stainless Steel Tubing and Fittings
Very unique fittings for gas distribution through out the laboratory. Swagelok and developed product for many years that provide flexible solutions for the gases requiring a very high level of purity. The provide the highest quality products that appear as jewels in the lab.
Ceiling Service Panels
The most cost effective, common sense approach to laboratory service distribution.
"Anyone can make the simple complicated. Creativity is making the complicated simple." (Charles Mingus)
Satellite is many times more cost effective and functional than large suspended overhead service carriers (more on them at the bottom of this page). They require extensive support structures, labor and time to construct. Satellite allows trades to connect to the CSPs prior to benches coming to the job site. Once benches are on site, they simply plug into the Satellite panels.
At the heart of it all are the A.T. Villa Ceiling Service Panels (CSPs). Branded as the A.T. Villa Satellite system, these panels come in any number of standard and customized sizes. Satellite accommodate electrical receptacles, data receptacles, quick connect plumbing fixtures and pass throughs for just about any service type.
The Home Run Solution
A simple flexible hose system with fewer chances for leaks
A continual run from ceiling to bench making it easy to relocate gases and power
UL Listed and CSA Certified Products
A.T. Villa was the first to offer the ‘home run’ gas service solution that eliminated the need for secondary compression or quick connect fittings at the top of our benches. Many architects and lab planners have taken notice and other manufacturers are adapting this concept now.
Other manufacturers use a system of installing copper tubing inside the upright with the copper stopping at the top and it there switches to flex hose. The downsides of this method are the increase in number of fittings; usually 2 - 3 times as many as ours, the lack of flexibility with changes and finally they are much more prone to leaks and when they do leak they are very difficult to replace.
With a Home Run type of solution you have factory tested system from top to bottom, there are far fewer cnnections within the system. In fact there are only the two connections: the Quick-Connect fitting to the hose and at the opposite end of the hose you have the connection to the elbow block coupler. That's it, and both are factory assembled and tested at the WaterSaver factory. The only connection made during the install process is the valves itself and that is on the external of the upright and fully accessible.
Our 'home run' solution provides the most flexibility and also simplifies the system. The gas hoses are assembled with the quick-connect fittings and couplers at the factory, where they are also fully tested. There are fewer parts to fail or leak. Systems using compression connections at the tops of the benches and then traveling down onto the structures is two, three and sometimes four times as many connections as our system. When it comes time to remove or add gases to these types of systems it takes considerable effort, cost and time.
- Simplifies the connections with fewer joints
- Factory assembled and tested
- 100% flexible all the way to the gas valve or power plugs
- The best value when it come time for change
- Faster install - faster relocations
A complete offering of laboratory fixtures for water, gases and safety.
- Laboratory Water Valves
- Laboratory Single Faucets
- Laboratory Mixing Faucets
- Combination Fixtures
- General Purpose and Hospital Faucets
- Foot-Operated Faucets
- Electronic Faucets
- Pre-Rinse Faucets
- Pure Water Fixtures
- Needle Valves
- Pressure Regulators
- Fine-Control Needle Valves
- Laboratory Ball Valves
- Steam Valves
- Fume Hood Fittings
- Vandal-Resistant Fixtures
- Flexible PVC Lab Grade Hoses
- Flexible Lab Grade Burning Gas Hoses
- Recessed Laboratory Units
- Emergency Showers
- Eye/Face Washes
- Eyewash Drench Hose Units
- Drench Hose Units
- Safety Stations
- Barrier-Free Units
- Vandal Resistant Units
A.T. Villa proudly offers Watersaver’s full offering of faucets, valves, safety equipment and related products.
A.T. Villa’s product engineers work hand in hand with those at Watersaver to continually design state of the art solutions to develop and set the standard for laboratory service design.
Laboratory Connection Products and Aluminum Raceways - VERSA-DUCT
Vertical or Horizontal Raceways, that are modular and maintain the ability to be relocated at anytime while giving the built appearance.
PG LifeLink specializes in providing UL Listed flexible design options to meet your requirements. LabLink products are fully customizable, pre-wired and pre-assembled. This saves you valuable installation time while offering significant labor savings and eliminating on-site material scrap.
LabLink Connection Products are used for the containment and connectivity of power, communication, data, air, gas and vacuum services. These products provide versatile and functional solutions for many markets and applications most commonly research, private and educational laboratories. LabLink Connection Products are also installed wherever customized raceway connectivity is required.
LabLink Product Features:
- Versatile solution for combining several services into one system
- Fully customizable to meet your project’s specifications
- UL Listed
- Pre-cut, pre-wired and pre-assembled to save on installation costs and material waste
- Manufactured from a durable and corrosion resistant aluminum alloy
- Clear satin anodized finish & color matched powder coat
Swagelok provides high-purity fittings designed to minimize particle generation and entrapment to high-strength fittings designed to hold high pressure, Swagelok products deliver dependable, leak-tight performance.
Swagelok manufactures many specialty components for gas and air supply used in laboratories including bulkheads and dielectric fittings. Like lab jewelry their product offering is vast and built to amazing quality standards.
Whether you need fittings for corrosive environments or extreme temperatures, fittings to maintain vacuum or withstand high pressure, or a proven partner who understands your industry, you’ll be well-connected with Swagelok.
Geist designs and manufactures industry- leading technology and software for powering, monitoring, cooling and managing critical data center infrastructure. They produce affordable, quality products.
We partnered with Geist for high quality and economical power strips for over 15 years. One of our largest clients, M.D. Anderson prefers these simple power strips in their facilities as do many clients. We provide brackets for a many configurations; the power strips can be mounted vertically or horizonatlly on our benches and tables.
- Many widths available 17" - 84"
- Twist lock or staright blade plugs
- Variety of outlet configurations and voltages
- Surge protection options
- Power monitoring options
- Color: Black Yes......only black
Overhead Service Carriers - OHSC
A.T. Villa were pioneers in the development of the suspended and bridge type overhead service carriers decades ago. It may seem odd that we now often try to dissuade customers for installing them. They have their place in the lab, especially when using mobile benching systems.
After many years of working with these systems we saw first hand the expense and complexity of installing them. Working around the mechanic. plumbing and electrical in a complex lab creates many challenges for space to secure them.
A.T. Villa - Suspended Overhead Service Carrier Installs circa 1998
A.T. Villa - Bridged Overhead Service Carrier Installs circa 1998
In addition to them being an expensive solution, clients that install them have found that they are not very flexible. Relocating the carrier is very challenging and relocating the services within them is also a very difficult process. So after many years of promoting them, partly because they look so impressive we realized they are not very practical. The Ceiling Service Panel may not offer as much of a wow-factor but they sure are practical, affordable and simple.