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At the very beginning of its success story, item Industrietechnik asked itself one simple question: How can you build custom mechanical engineering plants quicker and more efficiently without compromising on strength?

The answer – using aluminium instead of steel and screws instead of welds. This revelation gave rise to the first universal aluminium profile with grooves and thus the basis of the item MB Building Kit System. Just three processing steps are required with aluminium profiles. Moreover, aluminium is much lighter than steel yet still extremely strong. Straightforward fasteners, meanwhile, ensure modifications can be made with ease, including after installation. Components from the MB Building Kit System’s early days are still in use even now and can be effortlessly combined with new item products – both present and future. Even when it first launched, the system was already fully compatible with modern-day CAD technology, as all constructions can be continuously adapted and, if required, redesigned from scratch. In other words, the solution laid the foundations for our company’s commitment to digital engineering long before it became such a hot topic. All this shows what makes item so special – long-lasting and versatile products, customer focus and innovation.

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Outstanding quality and constant innovation

It’s no accident that item products are robust and durable. Intensive testing of prototype constructions, a standardised inspection procedure for aluminium profile fasteners, and a quality management system to ISO 9001:2015 deliver the very highest standards of quality. Our continuous availability promise ensures the products you use today will be available to order in the future. Quite simply, you know what you’re getting with item – a strong partner and top-notch service.

The item portfolio and the variety of areas covered never stop growing, with over 4000 high-quality components already on offer today.

Together with the versatility and modular design of item solutions, this offers you maximum reliability and planning certainty. What’s more, the item portfolio and the variety of areas covered never stop growing, with over 4000 high-quality components already on offer today. These encompass everything from the ergonomic Work Bench System, the Lean Production Building Kit System and Stairway/Platform System right through to machine cabin components, enclosures and guards, and even an automation system based on linear technology. Many of these product segments can also be combined, meaning you can fashion a solution for virtually any challenge that comes your way.

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Countless benefits for registered users

Only too aware that the value chain by no means starts and ends when you make your purchase, item does its utmost to offer its customers added value. With a free item user account, you can make full use of the wide range of services on offer. Making the most of item online tools lets you wrap up your projects in a fraction of the time. The key solution here is the browser-based item Engineeringtool. Designed for 3D engineering work involving item components, it can be used without further ado on any end device, with functions such as automatic component alignment and simple drag & drop positioning saving you a lot of time. You receive all project documentation, assembly instructions and CAD data in the format you need – there’s no hassle involved. A single click is all it takes to place an order in the item Online Shop, too.

Intuitive Shop functions and online training

As a registered user, you can also access all special functions of the item Online Shop. For example, you can view your shopping cart history, manage previous enquiries and orders, and use saved shopping carts in a whole variety of ways. You can even use the item Engineeringtool and the Online Shop at the same time. If you open them both in separate windows, you can simply drag components from the Shop onto the item Engineeringtool working surface.

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Signing up for an account offers tangible benefits with regard to training in mechanical engineering, too. In the interactive item Academy, you will find online training courses on core areas of mechanical engineering, as well as step-by-step guides and explanatory videos for item products. Another benefit of registering is that you can access premium posts on the item blog that provide even greater detail and valuable background knowledge. The first three premium posts, for example, look at various topics such as online marketing for mechanical engineering companies, data security in mechanical engineering and the benefits of ergonomic work benches.

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