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The HTM 63 Fitted Storage System

This page contains an introduction to the HTM 63 system of health care furniture. Use the list below to view the various product sections.

HTM 63 Units, Lower storage units with worktop, notice cleaning zone underneath

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During the 1980's, the Department of Health reviewed the MDB-type system and introduced the idea of fitted storage units supported, not by plinths from the floor, (as with MDB) but a system which had a cleaning zone underneath the units, requiring the units to either corbel from the wall, and to thus support the worktop, or to be hung from the underside of worktops, themselves supported by cantilever brackets. Both methods use stub legs under the units where additional support is required.

The new specification under HEALTH TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM 63 also embraced the advantages and versatility of newly introduced materials, such as Medium Density Fibre board, and the advancing development in drawer type ironmongery, allowing greater scope for maximising on storage space, and introducing more user-friendly, ergonomic designs.

Advantages

The HTM 63 System bottom shelf is at 300mm above floor level and therefore requires less bending to reach items being stored.
It is possible to clean under the HTM 63 units.


In the case of the cantilever support system, the cupboard units can be moved around under the worktops without the need to disturb the worktop, or floor finishes.

Shelves

The open storage units shown in this HTM Range are used where vertical divisions are appropriate. Where uninterrupted shelving is required for storing lengthy items, we would be pleased if you would supply information on your loading requirements to our sales department.

Staff Base/Reception Counter

Components comprising a group of inter-related sub-components intended for assembly in a variety of Staff Base Island layouts, but can also be used to form reception, interview and other work stations.

General

Other features of the system are:

telescopic sliding gear on units with pull-out fronts or drawers to maximise access
hinged doors open through 270 degrees
Alternative methods of support for Worktops and Lower Storage Components are included in this brochure. Lower Storage units are located 300mm above floor level to permit the use of floor cleaning machines and reduce undue bending down in use of Lower Storage. Shelf area is not reduced by this. Most of the Lower Storage Components may be fitted with tops, legs and castors and used as mobile under-bench storage.


Hover the mouse over the sections on the diagram below to view the details for the various zones, A to E (diagram is a simplified side elevation):

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