Convenient Flexibility and Modularity
While item collaborated with the design company to handle planning, the cutting of the components and cell assembly were carried out by Mehnert employees. Their team got hands-on with the portfolio of the Original Machine Building Kit System, and also used the item Online Tools for numerous tasks.
“We provide the framework with our cells, but can also expand and resize them as needed,” explains René Mehnert. “Accordingly, customers benefit from an environment in which projects can be implemented easily and conveniently.”
Each of the eight cells can be operated autonomously; however, since Mehnert can arrange the individual cells next to each other, a complete production line can also be created. The systems are not rigid, but can be adapted to respective requirements. In doing so, Mehnert draws on the item portfolio of over 4,000 components and growing. The large portfolio offers more opportunities for configuration to customers, which for Mehnert means the customer can optimally design the machine cabins according to their own specific requirements.
“The particular advantage of the [item] components is clearly their extremely fast assembly and disassembly,” says René Mehnert. “Constructions made of welded profiles don’t provide this flexibility.”
Another advantage of item? Older profiles can be easily combined with newer profile. “This means that it’s not necessary to change the product range every 5 years, for example,” explains the managing director. For him, the visual appearance also plays a major role: “Our constructions still look as if they were made of one piece, and will even in 30 years’ time, thanks to the smooth surface and the elegant design of the aluminum profiles.”