item Linear System: Modular Linear Technology

For over 30 years, item has been successful as a linear technology manufacturer: the broad portfolio of linear guides and linear drives is complemented by products such as high-performance controllers, motors and gearboxes. The item Linear System's building kit makes it possible to combine everything into a customized solution. This means you always get the right solution - from a simple linear axis to a complete multi-axis gantry. Select all components individually or lay them out with software support using item MotionDesigner®. The intelligent item MotionSoft® commissioning software seamlessly links to your configuration in item MotionDesigner®. Data entered is reused and the optimum controller settings are determined automatically. If desired, an independent check of the entire system can be carried out.

Linear Technology Components

Every transportation task requires a finely tuned selection of components. Of course, this is also the case in linear technology. Simply configure your linear unit yourself using our modular principle: For this, a wide range of guide elements, drive technologies and accessories are available to you in the item Online Shop. This way, you can find exactly the linear technology products to solve your individual challenge.

Linear Units

The item Linear System offers ready-to-install Linear Units for a wide range of applications. Depending on the application, either a single or a synchronous linear axis is recommended. Choose the linear technology that's right for you from the wide range of variants - in terms of speed, payload, accuracy and stroke length. Use the item Online Shop or the linear techology configurator item MotionDesigner®.

Drive Technology

This is how motion comes into play: item offers various gear units, motors and controllers for linear technology. Your existing drive technology can also be connected to the corresponding components of the item Linear System. In addition, we support you with custom-fit software: item MotionDesigner® for complete design and item MotionSoft® for commissioning.

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Linear Unit (single axis)

  • A Linear Unit is used to move workpieces, tools or a robot along a line in order to execute screwing, drilling or joining applications as part of a process automation solution. Motors can be connected with carefully configured drive components.

2D gantry

  • 2D gantries are ideal for automation tasks in which a tool uses the item Linear System to help it travel to various points in a single plane. These two-axis solutions are used to print or inspect surfaces, among other things.

3D gantry

  • 3D gantries carry out demanding positioning tasks in three dimensions. They are used to pick up, move and set down workpieces for stacking, sorting and machining operations. When designing pick-and-place systems, the grippers and tools for the task can be fitted to the item carriages and support profiles.

Cantilever axis

  • Cantilever axes use the support profile of the Linear Unit to exert force on a workpiece or accurately position a tool. They are well suited for numerous production and logistics applications and material and load tests.

XY table handling

  • Grippers, suction cups, lasers and scanners are used in XY tables for machining, sorting, positioning and inspecting workpieces. 2D linear gantries of this kind are perfect for dynamic pick-and-place tasks.

Linear Technology Shop

Access the variety of the item Linear System in the item Online Shop to find out about products and order them conveniently.


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item MotionDesigner® calculates a combination of linear unit, motor, controller, gearbox and accessories that is ideally suited to your transport task.


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item Linear System: Technical Data, Contact and more

Access technical data and further information, white papers, webinars, webcasts and online training free of charge to help you use the item Linear System. You are also welcome to use our service - and contact us by phone, e-mail, project enquiry or live chat. Are you already an item customer? Your personal customer consultant will also be happy to answer your questions.


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