Left Drawer – ITEM frame

Basic Information – ITEM

The frame was built using the T-Slot profiles of a company called ITEM.
ITEM is the pioneer in building kit systems for industrial applications and a global market leader. They recently opened their selling to the private/end customers.
I therefore registered on their homepage and started to build the frame construction within their online planning tool (called “Engineering Tool”). The cool thing about this is that you can use the online construction for price inquiry and project initiation on ITEM side. In addition they offer to download the 3D-Models which was very helpful for my later constructions.

I basically used standard products out of the ITEM Profile 6 line which are profiles with a base dimension of 30mm x 30mm.

Normally ITEM is recommending profiles of line 8 (40mm x 40mm) for lean production desks. But as I am not performing any heavy industrial work I found the Line 6 profiles sufficient for my purpose. Of course you might want to use an alternative like 80/20 or V-Slot profiles but keep in mind that everything on this project is based on the 30mmx30mm dimensions

Design & Assembly

The basic design shown in the ITEM Engineeringtool

Drawings + 3D Models

Below you can find PDF-Instructions which have been created directly out of the engineering tool:

List of ITEM Parts

01v47805Profile 6 30×12 light, natural2458mm
02v43943Profile 6 30×30 1N light, natural1398mm
03v43943Profile 6 30×30 1N light, natural2412mm
04v41906Profile 6 30×30 light, natural2161mm
05v41906Profile 6 30×30 light, natural1300mm
06v41906Profile 6 30×30 light, natural1300mm
07v41906Profile 6 30×30 light, natural2300mm
0841906Profile 6 30×30 light, natural1402.6mm
0941906Profile 6 30×30 light, natural1458mm
01041914Standard-Fastening Set 6, bright zinc-plated4
01141952Universal-Fastening Set 6, bright zinc-plated22

Helpful URL’s – ITEM

ITEM Online CatalogueOnline Catalogue of the MB Building Kit Systemhttps://product.item24.ch/en/catalogue/products/mb-building-kit-system-1001009411/
ITEM EngineeringtoolOnline Tool used to design the profile frame construction(s)https://www.item24.ch/en/customer-solutions/configurators/
ITEM MachiningtoolOnline Tool used to specify machining on profiles. Mainly used to apply changes after initial project https://www.item24.ch/en/customer-solutions/configurators/

List to ITEM information + online tools