Hard foam inserts – practical and safe tool storage

You can use a light box to easily configure your own individual hard foam insert, or ask one of the HAHN+KOLB experts to do it for you. Tailor your tool storage divisions and arrangements to your own needs and wishes - simply, quickly, easily and without leaving the factory!

Hard foam inserts can be used in all areas to integrate a 5S concept. They create order and cleanliness at the workplace, long search times are thus minimized. There is only room for materials that are necessary for this work step.

To design hard foam inserts you'll need a light panel and our OPT-I-STORE-software (supplied free of charge) or login to the OPTI-STORE-PRO web version. We offer the service both for existing tools and for new tools ordered from HAHN+KOLB.

To the form to request log-in details:
Form Form


Hard foam - a robust material for your tools

Well-ordered tool drawers thanks to hard foam inserts.

Our hard foam inserts are made of PE foam, which is lightweight and durable. It scores highly across the board thanks to its oil-resistant and water-repellent properties. Even sensitive parts can be stored safely thanks to its shock-absorbing qualities. Foodstuffs can also be stored safely, since hard foam inserts are odourless and food-safe. If you order the ESD design, you can also store electronic parts in the hard foam inserts.


Choose your own combination of size, thickness and colour

Select your own dimensions


The largest hard foam insert is 1,500 millimetres long and 1,000 millimetres wide.

Almost all sizes and cuts smaller than this are possible.

Select your own thicknesses


Hard foam inserts are available in the following thicknesses: 30, 60 or 90 millimetres.

Larger thicknesses up to max. 210 mm are available for custom models.

Select your own colours


The black surface layer can be combined with the standard colour blue as well as the colours red, green, yellow, white or grey.

This will be the colour that is visible in the cut-outs.

Discover other materials

You can also design your individual OPT-I-STORE solution with other materials.

Cork insert

Cork - from the bark of the cork oak.

The cork pressed boards are produced CO2-neutral in Europe. For this purpose, the trees are peeled every nine years. The material can be formed into any shape, is light, dense and resistant to chemical reactions. Thanks to the high-quality appearance, the products are also suitable for conference and exhibition rooms.

Dimensions: 900 x 600mm

Thickness: 30 mm

Colors: Natural

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PE 1000 plastic - also available in ESD version

In case of high hygienic requirements, inserts made of PE plastic are particularly suitable. The material is easy to clean and disinfect and has a high durability. Therefore, it is ideal for the food and pharmaceutical industries, but also for work areas with very high oil contamination.

Dimensions: 1000 x 1000 mm

Thickness: 30 mm

Colors: blue, gray, green, red, white, yellow (5 mm black top layer).

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Wood insert

Wood - solid beech or multiplex

In OPT-I-STORE Designer it is also possible to plan individual worktops with recesses. The wooden worktops are made of FunderMax or beech (solid or multiplex). The boards are suitable for work surfaces in workshops, but also for presentation purposes in showrooms.

Dimensions: up to 2800 x 1300mm

Thickness: 6 mm and 15 mm (FunderMax), 40 mm (solid beech or multiplex;)

Color: Natural

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Your benefits:

  • See at a glance which tool is missing.
  • Organise your tools according to your needs.
  • The custom-fit cut-outs protect against environmental influences and prevent tools bumping or contaminating each other.
  • Even non-standard tools can be accommodated.
  • The tools are stowed away securely. Hard foam inserts are therefore suitable for tool trolleys or transport cases, as well as for storage in tool cabinets.


Our selection of devices:

The light box

The light box

> LED panel 600 x 600 mm including transformer and socket

> LED panel inserted in hard foam insert

> Flight Case with combination lock. Accessories in the lid, including digital camera

The light panel

The light panel

> LED panel 600 x 600 mm including transformer and socket

> LED panel inserted in hard foam insert

The contour scanner

The contour scanner

> Scanning area and scanner, including USB cable and power supply cable

> Case with trolley function

Design and order hard foam inserts:

1. Order the HAHN+KOLB light panel, the light box or the contour scanner.
2. Request log-in details and a link to the software (free of charge) using our form.
3. Place the tools on the panel and photograph or scan your arrangement.
4. Upload the images using the OPT-I-STORE-software and design your customised hard foam insert.
5. Once the hard foam insert you've designed has been stored, a price will be shown.
6. You can now confirm production and order the hard foam insert.


Contact us for more information:
Telephone: 07141 498-6316
E-Mail: hartschaum@hahn-kolb.de