item at LogiMAT 2019: Training the spotlight on digital engineering

Thanks to the Engineeringtool, you can now design projects onscreen quickly and easily. item Industrietechnik GmbH will be at LogiMAT 2019 to showcase its intelligent engineering software. This digital tool has now been extended to include components from the Lean Production Building Kit System, making it the ideal complement to lean production operations. FIFO racks and other lean production solutions can be designed in next to no time, with the Engineeringtool automatically finding the appropriate fasteners and matching accessories for the selected profiles. item will be demonstrating further products at Stand C71 in Hall 3 that ensure industrial work benches are better organised and structured, and that boost the efficiency of working processes.

 The Engineeringtool from item offers engineers in the mechanical and factory equipment engineering sectors a smart tool for quickly and easily designing tailor-made projects. Users now have access to the components in the Lean Production Building Kit System, which means they can use Profile Tube System D30 to engineer constructions such as FIFO racks and other frames. The free and rules-based 3D engineering is done online and directly in the user’s web browser. The Engineeringtool generates the entire project documentation, installation guide included, and provides all necessary CAD data. If desired, the systems and plants can be ordered directly from the web. The customer can share the engineering results with partners the world over as the Engineeringtool is available in a total of 41 countries and in various languages. This is a perfect example of how item is already paving the way to the digital engineering of tomorrow.

Efficient working processes thanks to the 4E FIFO Shooter

Besides promoting the use of digital technologies, the era of Industry 4.0 is stimulating the demand for flexibility and adaptable production structures. The 4E FIFO Shooter from item offers a workstation that keeps set-up times to a minimum and ensures working processes are efficient. To create this solution, a work bench has been combined with a material supply trolley. The mobile material supply rack can be swapped for another, pre-stocked rack in just a few seconds. Workers restock the workstation from the rear with a little help from Karakuri. Once the material supply trolley is slotted into place, the locking mechanisms on the inclined roller conveyors release automatically and the containers placed on the conveyors slide right into reach. This ensures material supply is completely customised. As the work bench is electrically height adjustable, it can be ergonomically adapted to the height of the user.

 Toolpanel System creates organisation and structure

item will also be demonstrating the new Toolpanel System at LogiMAT – another component intended to enhance the ergonomic properties of work bench design. Workers can set up their work benches quickly and perfectly in line with their personal requirements. Groove Plate Profile 8, which is tailored exactly to customer specifications, ensures users can position any tools such as spanners, screwdrivers and tool bits at the optimum height and in the perfect arrangement. All that is required is to fit the corresponding holder into the groove. As the system groove is compatible with other components in the item MB Building Kit System, all other products in the Hook and Holder System, Shelves and other custom fixtures can also be used. In this way, the Toolpanel System ensures work benches are structured and organised.


item at LogiMAT 2019: Hall 3, Stand C71


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Date:   27 September 2018

Image 1:         The Engineeringtool now also includes components from the Lean Production Building Kit System. As a result, users can, for example, create FIFO racks and other frames from Profile Tube System D30.

Image 2:         The 4E FIFO Shooter is a combination of a work bench and a material supply trolley.

Image 3:         Using the new Toolpanel System, employees can quickly and perfectly assemble their work benches to suit their specific needs.


item Industrietechnik GmbH

item Industrietechnik GmbH is a global market leader in building kit systems for industrial applications and employs around 500 members of staff. It has been designing and marketing construction solutions for machinery, fixtures and plants since 1976. The product portfolio comprises more than 3,500 high-quality components designed for use in machine bases, work benches, automation solutions and lean production applications. Thanks to the inclusion of transport solutions and dynamic elements, the company’s products can cover virtually all working processes, from manual production to automated manufacturing. The highly skilled employees work day-in, day-out to develop innovative solutions for state-of-the-art mechanical engineering and also offer exceptional consulting services. item is headquartered in Solingen, Germany. Eleven branches and support centres ensure the company is always close to customers in Germany. The group has wholly owned subsidiaries in the USA, China, Mexico, Italy, Poland and Switzerland.


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