Cabinet Comparisons | A-dec, Inc.

Cabinet Comparisons

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A-dec Inspire Preference Collection Local cabinetmakers
& contractors
Cabinet subbase
  • Removable powder-coated steel covers
  • Independent leveling feet
  • Integrated seismic anchoring system
  • Mounting hardware provided for wood and concrete floor anchoring
  • Unparalleled utility access from top and sides
  • Integrated levelling feet
  • Integrated seismic anchoring system
  • Mounting hardware provided for wood and concrete floor anchoring
  • Powder coated steel box riveted together
  • Top down utility access
  • Typically plywood or particleboard box pedestal
  • Levelled by scribing to floor or shimming
  • Susceptible to moisture damage
  • Brittle surface, susceptible to impact damage, particularly on corners
Casework (internal)
  • Industrial grade particleboard (45+ lb./ 20+ kg)
  • White melamine covering
  • 2 mm edgeband color matched to outerheads
  • Industrial grade particleboard (45+ lb./ 20+ kg)
  • White melamine covering
  • 1 mm white edgeband color throughout
  • Various grades of residential and commercial particleboards, medium density fiberboards and plywoods
  • White melamine covering
  • Typically .8 mm or .5 mm edgeband throughout
Outerheads (external)
  • Industrial grade particleboard (45+ lb./20+ kg)
  • Anodized aluminum doors and trim strips
  • 2 mm color- and pattern-matched edgebanding
  • High-pressure decorative laminate
  • Industrial grade particleboard (45+ lb./20+ kg)
  • Postformed laminate to round corners
  • 3 mm color- and pattern-matched edgebanding
  • High-pressure decorative laminate
  • Various grades of residential and commercial particleboards, medium density fiberboards and plywoods
  • High-pressure decorative laminate
  • Rigid thermal foil (vinyl wrapped MDF)
  • Laminated edges
  • Thermally-fused melamine
Countertops
  • Mechanically fastened in place (removable)
  • Mechanically fastened in place (removable)
  • Most often glued in place (non-removable without damage)
Drawers
  • Blum™ Legrabox™ & Tandembox™ systems
  • Soft-close
  • Hole system facilitates reconfiguration
  • Blum™ Metabox™ system
  • Soft-close as standard
  • Touch latch optional
  • Varies including wood boxes and manufactured drawer systems
  • May or may not include soft-close mechanisms
Shelves
  • Single or dual floating acrylic shelves
  • Adjustable glass and wood shelves
  • Adjustable glass and wood shelves
  • Fixed glass and wood shelves
Door hardware
  • Powder-coated handle
  • Manufactured by A-dec
  • Powder-coated knob
  • Manufactured by A-dec
  • Off-the-shelf handles and knobs
  • Future availability questionable
Task lighting
  • LED task lighting, manufactured by A-dec
  • Color matched with A-dec LED dental light to ease eyestrain
  • Florescent task lighting
  • If provided, can be halogen, compact florescent or LED, though typically not included
Control center
  • Remote control of chair positioning, lighting, ICV, and up to 3 line voltage (110V) accessories
  • Integrated clock timer
  • None
Electrical provisions
  • Yes — built in
  • Hospital grade receptacles, GFCI, tamper resistant
  • Typically not provided by cabinetmaker
  • Outsourced to electrician after install
  • Typically residential grade unless specified by customer for additional cost
Product completeness
  • Faucets, sinks, strainers provided
  • Typically additional expense items
Regulatory compliance
  • UL & CSA listed as Medical Electrical Equipment and Laboratory Electrical Equipment
  • Safe Drinking Water Act compliant
  • CARB II compliant
  • Greenguard certified materials used throughout
  • RoHS compliant
  • REACH compliant
  • Forest Stewardship Council approved materials available
  • None
Warranty
  • 5-year warranty
  • Typically 30, 60 or 90 days if at all
Depreciation schedule*
  • 5 year
  • Section 179 (accelerated depreciation) eligible
  • Typically 15 years with segregation analysis or 32 years without segregation analysis
  • Not typically eligible for section 179
Fitted vs. free standing
  • Free standing
  • Typically fitted
  • Becomes part of lease hold
Re-deployable
  • Yes, engineered to be decommissioned, moved and recommissioned in a new location without damage
  • No, not intended for redeployment. Purpose built to fit in specific building location. Process of decommissioning typically results in product damage.
Utility templates
  • Full sized templates for all models showing optimal utility locations
  • Scaled down templates with dimensions
  • Typically templates are not provided in advance. While cabinetmakers and contractors may have dental equipment expertise, most will not have an in-depth understanding of dental utility requirements and rely on the dealer technicians to work around their furniture after the installation.
Integration of equipment
  • Engineered to support all A-dec equipment product integration
  • Equipment integration is typically an afterthought requiring field modifications post installation
  • Carries high risk of cabinet damage

*US Only. The rules for depreciation schedules are governed by the IRS and are made up of multiple facets beyond the placement of a serial label. Consult your tax advisors for further clarification on these rules.