Published On: December 12th, 2022 ¦ Categories: Lean Production, News ¦ 5.3 min read ¦ Views: 1859 ¦

From Clean to Lean – New Solutions from item

New solutions from item. From reliable processes in cleanrooms to additional options in online engineering, the latest product releases from item for Autumn/Winter 2022 are once again centered around the use of innovation to take winning concepts to the next level.

Based firmly on the building kit system philosophy, the item product range is constantly growing to cover new areas and introduce improvements. At the same time, end-to-end modularity means everything fits together perfectly. For example, the aluminum profiles of Lines X and XMS are ideal for use in cleanroom solutions and, this autumn, there are new products for precisely this application area – Fixing System X 8 for fastening panels in place. The lean production philosophy’s principle of continuous improvement also extends to our online tools, with the addition of panel elements to the item Engineeringtool representing a particularly practical enhancement.

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The New Products at a glance

Every innovation, wrapped up in one e-paper! Get all the new product developments and explore additional information, such as interactive graphics, in the new products catalog for Autumn 2022.

Modular Door Solution: Light in Weight and Customizable

New Access Door 8 features an all-round rebate. Frame Profiles and the automatic Drop-Down Seal combine to create a seal on every side of the door. While the Frame Profile ensures the Access Door can be shut with a dust-tight closure, the Drop-Down Seal creates a dependable seal with the floor. Thanks to its low weight, the aluminium Door Profile ensures that even large doors can be opened and closed with ease. Although all components are available separately, the solution can also be ordered as a ready-to-install Access Door in standard dimensions or with a custom configuration. Thanks to an online configuration assistant, a custom solution can be put together in next to no time. Height, width, positioning of the cross profile, panel infill and height of the door handle – everything can be specified in just a few clicks, without having to worry about the finer details.

Customized and Dependable – clean production with item

Modular solutions for dependability in clean production. When using Fixing System X 8, you can easily build customized, fully enclosed cleanroom environments (mini environments). These additions to the item Building Kit System enable users to build cleanroom solutions in different dimensions. Thanks to their smooth, unbroken surfaces, minimal edge radii and integral cable routing, the aluminum profiles of Lines X and XMS are perfect for clean, modular solutions to be used in cleanrooms. The new products for cleanroom applications give users maximum flexibility with only some additional components. That means custom cleanroom solutions can be created in the perfect dimensions – for use in the optics, electronics, automotive, semiconductor, medical and plastic injection molding sectors. Furthermore, the free item Academy offers online training modules that provide an introduction to cleanroom technology and cover the fundamentals of ISO 14644.

Fixing System X 8 is the ideal basis for building walls and ceilings in clean production environments. This modular panel-fixing system boasts flush joins that are easy to clean. That means it can be used anywhere where certain areas need to be cleanly closed off from the surrounding environment. Three different wall constructions can be created – single skin, double skin, or a sandwich design using new Compound Material HPL 36 mm as a full-size infill. Panels are held in place on all sides between the Line X or XMS profiles, and without having to be machined. However, there is even more to Fixing System X 8. For example, when combined with Perforated Sheet 3mm, it can be used to create ventilation grilles or working surfaces for cleanroom environments.


Using Line X and XMS profiles with Fixing System X 8 to hold panels in place and create walls and ceilings is an ideal solution for creating custom enclosed cleanroom environments (mini environments).

Maximum process reliability with the chain drive for Karakuri/LCA

Karakuri/LCA (low-cost automation) is an alternative form of automation that usually relies on spring force, gravity and lever principles alone. Using a chain in a Karakuri/LCA application, instead of a cable, ensures force can be transmitted to moving parts without the risk of any slippage or elongation. The new item chain drive from the Lean Production Building Kit System is made up of carefully coordinated components for connecting the chain to profiles, redirecting the chain and transmitting forces via a Sprocket Wheel. For example, the pulling of a lever can be converted into a rotational motion. Fitting two Sprocket Wheels side by side also enables users to synchronize two processes.


Strong and dependable! The item chain drive exhibits considerable load carrying with low friction.

Design even more applications with the item Engineeringtool

Customer feedback always plays a major role in the development work behind new products from item. The same is true of the latest updates to the item Engineeringtool, which now also allows users to drag and drop solid panel elements into their designs. Even when changing the size of the construction, panels are measured perfectly and fitted in place using the precise number of fastenings. The panel elements available include products made of solid plastic, acrylic glass and polycarbonate, as well as table tops in three different materials. There is now also the option to open preconfigured sample solutions from the Application Gallery directly in the tool and customize them to suit specific requirements. Sample solutions that can be edited this way are flagged with a special label.

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Now even more applications can be designed with solid panel elements in the item Engineeringtool (left). Preconfigured solutions in the Application Gallery are labeled accordingly (right).

Discover additional new products in the catalog

Flexible, reliable and intelligent – the item new products for autumn 2022 solve challenges in the widest range of areas. “New items 2022”, the latest catalogue containing all the autumn product releases, is available as an e-paper linked here. Download your copy today!

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