• Linear Motion

    Simple Linears,
    Simple Solutions

    From light duty to heavy duty, with travel
    of a few inches to over one hundred feet,
    and loads of a few ounces to thousands
    of pounds, item North America’s engineers
    use item’s best-suited components to
    design a mechanical solution for your
    precise application.
  • Safety

    A Perfect Fit
    For Your Unique

    Safety Guarding projects are approached
    with your specific requirements in mind.
    Selecting from a wide range of safety
    components, accessories, and panel
    material we have the ability to quickly
    design & build the perfect solution for
    your application.
  • Material Handling

    in Motion

    item North America adds value by inte-
    grating material handling capabilities into
    manufacturing structures and workflows
    to create mechanical solutions for your
    application.
  • Machine Building

    The Original
    Machine Building

    item International’s Machine Building
    System has become the international
    standard for manufacturing equipment
    and machine solutions. See how item
    North America has become experts
    designing and building the manufacturing
    machines of tomorrow.
  • TPS

    Innovative TPS
    "Stair Landing

    A whole new way to look at your elevated
    workspace, mezzanines, work platforms
    or inspection areas in factories,
    manufacturing facilities, automation cells or
    assembly operations.

Custom Structural Aluminum Framing

Welcome to item North America

item North America utilizes item International’s extruded aluminum framing system to design and build mechanical solutions, including linear motion systems, machine safety guarding and enclosures.  Mechanical structures built with item International’s aluminum extrusions offer a versatile and cost-effective replacement to steel.

By utilizing item International’s Machine Building Kit System of over 300 aluminum framing profiles and thousands of accessories, our no-cost engineering group selects the most appropriate components for your exact application. In-house stock, processing and assembly enable item North America to provide fast turnaround times from design, to construction, to shipment.

We specialize in dynamic applications; designing belt-driven linear actuators with travel from a few inches to over 100 feet. In addition to linear motion systems, we have experience with a wide range of material handling, workbench, safety hard guarding, machine bases, enclosures and structures, and factory automation applications.

By collaborating closely with distributors, end users, and original equipment manufacturers, each extruded aluminum solution we propose is precisely designed utilizing the most appropriate components available.


Upcoming Events

Christmas Holiday

Closed Fri.-Mon., Dec. 23-26
Normal Hours, Tue., Dec. 27

New Years

Closed Mon., Jan. 2
Normal Hours, Tue., Jan. 3

Ohio Safety Congress

Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio
March, 8-10, 2017

Advanced Design & Manufacturing Cleveland

Cleveland Convention Center, Cleveland, Ohio
March, 29-30, 2017
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