Item Aluminium Profile System
Machine Building Systems is the UK supplier of the Item modular aluminium profile system for use where industrial equipment is required for
bespoke automation solutions and mechanical engineering projects.
The Item MB System comprises hundreds of modular T-slotted aluminium
extrusions with anti-vibration connections. The huge variety of sizes (from
20x20mm up to 320x160mm) means that there is sure to be an Item solution
whether your application is for a simple support stand or a more complicated
assembly carrying several tons.
There is a vast array of options available for machine guarding whether it
is a simple mesh enclosure, or something much more elaborate with
interlocked hinged or
with fixed or
removable polycarbonate or acrylic panels. The guarding element of any
machine can be easily integrated into the main support frame structure.
Linear Motion Systems
are constructed by
combining modular components, including extruded aluminium profiles which
are cut to exactly the required length. Using this patented approach, it is
possible to build bespoke slide systems with exactly the right combination
of strength and stroke-length. A choice of belt or ballscrew drive options
Workstations and Work Benches
Gone are the days of making do with standard
. Having a
workplace tailored to specific ergonomic requirements is considered good
practice from a health and safety point of view. We can offer a range of
solutions including adjustable height designs, and have options for
worktops, tool holders, parts containers and labelling amongst many others.
There is an expansive list of possibilities for organising material flow,
from simple slide strips to roller conveyors (gravity fed or driven) to
chain transfer systems. In each case, the modular nature of the Item system
means that it is possible to manufacture
that are right for the
application rather than make do with standard sized units.
Industrial Safety Fences
Where large multi-axis industrial robots are in operation it is common to
to provide a partitioned
area. There are many different types of cell guarding within the Item
profile system with various options for removable panels, hinged or sliding
doors, and methods for fixing a variety of panels types.
Jigs and Fixtures
The Item system lends itself perfectly to constructing all manner of
special purpose jigs and
. The flexible nature of the fastening technology means that it
is possible to make fine adjustments without the need for expensive rework
or milling of slots which may be associated with fabricated steel
constructions. Common applications can be found in the automotive and
Item Line X system
features a number of features suitable for cleanroom constructions. All
extrusions are designed with the minimum possible corner radius which
results in a smooth transition from one frame element to the next, There are
a range of profiles available with closed grooves to minimise turbulent
and components help
prevent build-up of particles.