Get to know item North America

For us, it started in October of 1996; when item North America’s founders decided to leave item Industrietechnik GmbH in Solingen, Germany to start a new life in the United States. Having been with item International since 1976, item North America was founded with a strong understanding of item’s high quality extruded aluminum system. Akron, Ohio was decided on as the location to start what is known today as item MB Kit Systems Inc., dba itemⓇ North America.

We utilize the high-quality Machine Building Kit System of item International to design mechanical solutions for a wide range of industrial applications. Compared to other extruded aluminum systems, the differences in extrusion quality are obvious from a side-by-side comparison, though the advantages go far beyond aesthetics. The high straightness tolerance and precision of the item extrusions enable us to design & build custom linear actuators with over 100 feet of travel.

Using item’s high-quality Machine Building Kit System is not the only value we bring to projects. Additionally we offer no-cost engineering services, as well as an experienced sales team with customer service a first priority. By collaborating closely with distributors, end users, and original equipment manufacturers, each solution we propose is properly designed utilizing the most appropriate components available.

Common linear projects include designing belt-driven linear actuators with travel from a few inches to over 100 feet. We also build ball screw actuators up to 110 inches in length, available with five and twenty pitch screw. In addition to linear systems we specialize in robust structures, sub-structures, machine bases, frames, material handling applications, workbenches, special application enclosures and safety hard guarding.

With an expert engineering department and experienced sales team, we are relied upon by companies of all sizes across an array of industries. With longstanding customers throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and Mexico, we ship globally and can meet a wide variety of demands.