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MDA Technologies 3/2015

MDA Technologies 3/2015

MACHINE ELEMENTS

MACHINE ELEMENTS Building kit systems make industrial applications easier item is the pioneer in building kit systems for industrial applications and a global market leader. One very important market is Turkey. We talked with Stefan Geutjes, Area Sales Manager at item, about the possibilities and ambitions to be there – and also about the benefits of the systems. MULTIMEDIA CONTENT Area Sales Manager, Stefan Geutjes in interview with Dirk Schaar. https://vimeo.com/126466012 item has exhibited at World of Industry Automation for the first time. What is your conclusion? We had a lot of good meetings and networking opportunities that will be valuable for all parties. WIN Eurasia is an important bridge between the continents and item has, for some time, been aware that companies in this region are showing increasing interest in solutions for state-ofthe-art production. That is why we were there. We want to be close to our customers and expand our network of partners. What really matters is how they can best turn their ideas for innovative machinery, equipment and processes into reality. What exactly does that mean? What can companies expect from item? item is a pioneer in building kit systems for industrial applications and a global market leader. Companies around the world use our innovative components to build machinery, work benches, end-to-end automation solutions and lean production applications. In fact, building kit systems reduce development time and give companies the certainty that they can always extend or alter plants and factory equipment. Indeed, the products we are manufacturing today can still be applied with the very first aluminium profile that item launched into the market in 1982. Why is that important? Firstly, quality and reliability are the best investment. Secondly, our customers stay in control and can efficiently turn their ideas into reality. Thirdly, they can always work with the very latest components, because the item building kit systems are constantly evolving. How do innovation and compatibility go together? Doesn’t state-of-the-art technology have to move away from the old way of doing things? The screw-attached aluminium profiles from item represent a sustainable approach that eliminates the need to weld together metal frames. That principle is standard practice around the world. You can’t get any more modern. The ongoing development of the building kit systems is demonstrated perfectly by Profile Tube System D30 for lean production. In this system, we’ve decided to use tubes instead of rectangular profiles to make the kit easier to work with. However, both are fully compatible. If you want to build a customised transport trolley using D30 and mount it on a frame built from MB profiles, that’s no problem. Why would you want to mix elements for lean production with components for classic mechanical engineering? Because it is sometimes the best solution. item gives users the freedom to find the ideal combination for their specific application. We can say that if you want to 30 MDA Technologies 3/2015

01 02 03 integrate this or that roller conveyor, linear unit or work bench into your existing application – you can do. As long as you stay within the rules of physics, the item building kit systems give you the freedom you need to pursue your ideas. How does automation technology fit into this concept? The linear units from item are based on the same principles as the profiles. Do you need a fast linear unit? We’ve got one. A particularly compact one? One that can also carry heavy parts over long distances? No problem – we’ve got it covered. Thanks to grooves and aluminium profiles, everything at item fits together. That sounds like a lot of work. If you want, you can take care of it all yourself. But you do not have to. item provides detailed information and CAD data for more than 3 000 products at our website www.item24.com – in numerous languages and free of charge. It’s all available in Turkish, too, at www.item24.biz.tr. We offer support in the form of online calculators, tools and end-to-end services. Get in touch with item – together with our partners, we’ll help you finding the best solution. More and more of our components, such as the linear units, are also available in ready-to-install packages. Simply unpack them, install them and use them. It couldn’t be easier. www.item24.com About Company name: item Industrietechnik GmbH Headquarters: Solingen, Germany Products: aluminium profiles, linear technology, designing construction solutions for machinery, fixtures. Wide range of product portfolio designed for machine bases, work benches, automation and lean production application 01 Stefan Geutjes is Area Sales Manager at item 02 With item building kit systems customers can easily realize their machines 03 item exhibited at WIN fair for the first time MDA Technologies 3/2015 31

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