Materials Handling

The material handling technology area encompasses systems and equipment for handling coil, sheet, plate, profiles, tube and pipe, raw materials, and scrap. It also covers peripheral accessories such as C-hooks, clamps, die storage systems, hoists, lifters, and sheet stackers and destackers.

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Sheet fanners work with hard-to-handle sheets

January 21, 2015

Eriez® sheet fanners feature a magnetic circuit to fan and separate semisticky, oily, bent, and heavy-gauge sheet steel for presentation to presses, press brakes, and shears. No prying is required, and doubles are eliminated. They do not mar painted or polished surfaces. The sheet fanners are...

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Kion North America names new president/CEO

January 19, 2015

The Kion Group, Summerville, S.C., has announced the appointment of Vincent Halma as president/CEO of Kion North America Corp. He previously served as chief sales officer. Halma succeeds Brian Butler, who left the company to pursue new opportunities. Before moving to Summerville, Halma held the...

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Hawk Technology acquires assets of ALM Materials Handling

January 19, 2015

Hawk Technology Inc., Rock Island, Ill., has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary ALM Positioners Inc. has acquired the assets of ALM Materials Handling LLC. Hawk is a designer and manufacturer of tooling, fixtures, robotics integration systems, vision inspection systems, and customized...

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Eriez Wager Road plant achieves more than 1,000 days without a lost-time accident

January 16, 2015

Employees at Eriez®’s Wager Road facility, located in Erie, Pa., have worked more than 1,000 days, since the plant opening in February 2012, without a lost-time accident. “We integrate safety into every aspect of our day-to-day operations,” said Tina Swanson, HR manager - safety and...

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Applied Robotics hires director of sales and marketing

January 16, 2015

Applied Robotics Inc., a provider of specialized automation end-of-arm tooling and connectivity systems in Glenville, N.Y., has hired Kevin B. Drummond as director of sales and marketing. Drummond has 25 years of experience in sales and marketing, encompassing hands-on technical sales as well as...

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Intelligrated launches redesigned spare parts procurement website

January 9, 2015

Cincinnati-based Intelligrated®, an automated material handling systems provider, has launched a redesigned spare parts procurement website at www.ontimeparts.com. The site offers a new design and improved back-end integration to connect customers with an inventory of more than 75,000 OEM and...

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AGV Solutions enters North American market

January 7, 2015

AGV Solutions, a supplier of AGV systems, has opened in Charlotte, N.C. The company’s products include forklift AGVs, unit-load AGVs, and specialty AGVs to handle loads from light duty in hospital logistics to heavy duty in the steel industry. The firm is a collaboration between AGVE, a...

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Circular lifting magnets handle all types of steel

December 24, 2014

Eriez® circular lifting magnets handle all types of steel, especially scrap. These general-purpose magnets are suitable for use in steel mills, steel service centers, and ball mills for furnace charging and other material handling jobs. Featuring computer-designed magnetic circuitry, the...

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Powered walkie stacker has 3,000-lb. capacity

December 24, 2014

The PowerStak model PPS-3000-AS stacker from Presto Lifts offers 3,000 lbs. of capacity with a 24-in. load center. A two-stage telescopic mast enables it to lift loads up to 125 in., allowing it to service racks up to 10 ft. high. Forward- and reverse-drive switches are located on both sides of...

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Vertical lift module offers 2,204-lb. capacity

December 23, 2014

Integrated Systems Design offers heavy-weight vertical lift modules (VLMs), designed to handle up to 2,204 lbs. per tray. A VLM is a column with a series of trays in the front and back, plus an insertion/extraction device that runs in the center of the column, delivering trays to an ergonomic...

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Illinois Material Handling acquires Chicago Lift Truck

December 22, 2014

Material handling equipment dealer Illinois Material Handling, Elk Grove Village, Ill., a division of Wolter Group LLC, has acquired Chicago Lift Truck, a family-owned material handling dealership located in Chicago. Much of the staff will assume positions under Illinois Material Handling. Chris...

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UniCarriers Americas announces management changes at NEIT

December 18, 2014

UniCarriers Americas Corp., Marengo, Ill., a manufacturer of material handling equipment, has announced management changes at its factory-owned dealership, New England Industrial Truck Inc. (NEIT), Woburn, Mass., effective Jan. 1, 2015. Tim Haraden has been appointed as general manager. He has...

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Radio control offers multiple-transmitter crane operation

December 17, 2014

Terex Material Handling has launched the latest generation of its Demag Remote Control (DRC) radio control system for cranes with its new D3 line of units. The hand-held transmitters and receivers meet the requirements of the future EN 300 328 V 1.8.1 radio standard, which provides for...

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Low-noise conveyor system designed for simplified configuration

December 8, 2014

Bosch Rexroth Corp. offers VarioFlow plus, a flexible chain conveyor system that can be configured for complex transportation tasks in difficult environments. Standardized modules are interchangeable to cover different application requirements. The company’s MTpro planning software with layout...

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Dorner board member inducted into Packaging Hall of Fame

December 3, 2014

Conveyor manufacturer Dorner Mfg., Hartland, Wis., has announced that Bern McPheely, a member of its board of directors, has been inducted into the Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2014. McPheely began his career in 1975, working as a trade specialist for the U.S. Department of Commerce. Two...

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