Item's new D30 Aluminium Tube System, which is available in the UK through Machine Building Systems, has been designed for ease of use and versatility. The only tool required for assembly is a 5mm Allen key.
Users have a choice of lightweight anodised aluminium extrusions: a plain cylindrical tube; a profiled tube that aids alignment and makes the assembly process trouble-free; or a selection of profiles with grooves that accept the range of fittings from Item's Profile 6 range of accessories.
The corrosion-resistant die-cast aluminium fastening components enable high clamping forces to be generated, thereby preventing twisting and creating high-stiffness, stable constructions. The forgiving nature of the fasteners (lengths can be cut up to 5mm shorter than required) means that cutting can be done on-site with a simple hacksaw, as a square cut is not necessary.
ESD contact is automatically generated by all fasteners within the system, which makes the Item D30 Tube System useful for electronic component assembly areas.
For heavier loads, parallel fasteners enable multiple struts to be connected to increase strength and reduce deflection, and bracing struts are available for supporting the joints subject to bending moments.
Completed frameworks can be securely attached to Item MB System Profile 8 grooves, or any flat surface, using adaptors or end connectors. Alternatively, for standalone applications, threaded inserts enable adjustable-height knuckle-feet or castors to be fitted.
Multiblocks, panel fasteners and tube clamps enable ancillary parts to be readily attached, while Kanban shelves and conveyor lines can easily be created using the ESD roller conveyors and slide strips which are included in the range of D30 Tube System products.
All parts for the D30 Aluminium Tube System are in stock at Machine Building Systems' UK factory, where design assistance is freely available. For more informaiton, go to www.mbsitem.co.uk/item/aluminium-tube-system.html.