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Custom Consoles SteelBase Lite Desks Chosen for New Process Control Suites

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018


Simulation shows one of the six large SteelBase Lite control desks designed, produced and installed by Custom Consoles.



March 6, 2018 – One of Europe’s largest energy management companies has chosen Custom Consoles SteelBase Lite desks for new process control suites at its recently inaugurated facility in the UK. The desks will be used by engineering staff supervising test cells relating to electrical power distribution.

“SteelBase Lite will provide the robust build quality and ergonomic excellence needed for this suite which is in use round the clock, every day of the year,” comments Custom Consoles Sales Manager Gary Fuller.

“We have produced six very large control desks, all with light grey Marmoleum worktops providing a neutral work surface to avoid screen reflection. Largest of the six is a 3.85 x 3.1 metre L-shaped desk in 6 x 4 bay configuration with 1 metre front-to-back worktop depth.

“The other five desks are 5.4 metre wide eight-bay in-line units with wing extensions at each end. Worktop front-to-back depth is 1 metre, increasing to 1.2 metres at each wing.

“A crucial element of the project was the need to accommodate a large number of computers into the desks while still leaving plenty of leg room for the operators. Each equipment bay houses up to two standard-size PCs and allows easy front or rear access during installation as well as for routine maintenance.

“Each desk is equipped with monitor mounting arms supporting 16 24 inch monitor display panels arranged as two high by eight wide. The height and viewing angle of each monitor can be adjusted be the operators to match their personal preference.”

The contract was won by Custom Consoles in open tender, the first desk being completed within four weeks of the confirmed order.

Widely used in defence, surveillance and critical process control applications where they can be specified for single-operator or multi-operator environments, SteelBaseLite desks are built on steel base frames. Desktops are surfaced in a choice of hard-wearing laminate or Marmoleum. Additional design features of the range include hinged removable access doors, 19 inch equipment racking, heavy cable management, power distribution and data panels, and variable-speed ventilation fans. Worktops can be configured to suit individual client requirements. All elements of the desks are guaranteed against component failure for five years of normal use. SteelBase-Lite is designed to conform to ISO9241 part 5, ISO11064 Part 4 and EN527 Parts 1, 2 and 3.

Custom Consoles Ltd,, is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of project-specific and modular broadcast, process-control and security furniture. The product range includes motorised, manually-adjustable and fixed-height units plus fan-cooled sound-insulated equipment housings. Custom Consoles operates from a 1,200 square metre UK-based production facility equipped with 3D computer-aided-design facilities, computer-controlled cutting machinery and a thermoform press. These resources provide the dual benefits of precise quality control and prompt delivery times, typically 21 days from receipt of order. Custom Consoles’ clients include broadcasters, production and post production studios, governmental and corporate organisations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia.


Contacts for further information

Newsmedia support: David Kirk, Stylus Media Consultants
Tel: +44 (0)1342 311 983 | Email:

Custom Consoles: Gary Fuller
Tel: +44 (0)1525 379 909

Custom Consoles Ltd, Leedon House, Billington Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 4TN, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1525 379 909 | Fax: +44(0)1525 370 237