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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Handling structural steel, one truckload at a time

March 5, 2015

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For structural fabrication-and-construction companies, efficiency in logistics is vital. A typical column, beam, truss or joist is handled three times—first to a storage yard, then to a staging area, and finally to the semitrailer. However, this isn’t the only way to do it. Reinicke Athens Inc. recently invested in a straddle carrier from Combilift Ltd. Instead of moving one part at a time, the truck lifts and moves an entire load a time, cutting its trailer-loading time from up to 8 man-hours to as little as 30 minutes.

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UniCarriers Americas acquires Capital Equipment & Handling

March 4, 2015

UniCarriers Americas Corp., Marengo, Ill., a manufacturer of material handling equipment, has acquired Capital Equipment & Handling Inc., Hartland, Wis. Capital Equipment & Handling serves southern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with material handling and floor-maintenance...

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Wisconsin Lift Truck awarded fourth consecutive MHEDA MVP status

March 4, 2015

Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp., Brookfield, Wis., has been awarded Most Valuable Partner (MVP) status for 2015 in a program from the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). To earn the status, a company must be committed to excellence in industry relations, customer relations and...

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Bunting Magnetics names salesman of the year

March 3, 2015

Bunting® Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan., producer of precision magnetic products, has named Jason Cohen as salesman of the year for 2014. He is responsible for sales of the company’s standard products in Texas and Oklahoma. Director of Sales Rod Henricks commented. "The Bunting salesperson of...

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Separation technologies brochure updated

February 27, 2015

Eriez® has announced the release of its newly updated “Equipment for the Metalworking Industry” brochure. The six-page piece showcases the company’s magnetic separation, fluid filtration and recycling, and material handling equipment. The coolant recycling and filtration section covers...

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Three-wheel forklift fits in tight spaces

February 23, 2015

Stärke Material Handling Group has introduced the Mini forklift. The three-wheel vehicle is a light-duty, narrow-aisle forklift that fits in tight spaces with no weight, height, or width restrictions. With its overhead guard, the unit helps protect operators from falling overhead objects, and...

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Servo-driven feed designed for high-speed applications

February 20, 2015

Minster offers the MHSF3 AC servo-driven electric feed. Available in three widths, the unit is designed for thin-gauge, high-speed, high-vibration...

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Lift truck engines offer fuel efficiency, reduced maintenance

February 17, 2015

Yale Materials Handling Corp. offers industrial engines from Power Solutions Intl. Inc. for its 3,000- to 7,000-lb. Class IV and V lift trucks. The engines offer fuel efficiency and power coupled with reduced maintenance requirements, the company states. The engines feature Yale® Flex...

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Demag V-type crane wins iF Design Award

February 16, 2015

The Demag V-type crane has won the iF Design Award from iF International Forum Design GmbH for the V-type construction of the crane girder, which is based on bionic principles. The design, which includes vertical struts and tapered diaphragm joints, uses material only where it is necessary,...

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Intelligrated appoints senior sales engineer for southern region

February 13, 2015

Intelligrated®, an Atlanta-based automated material handling system provider, has appointed Parks Stewart as senior sales engineer for its southern regional sales and operations, based in Alpharetta, Ga. In this role, Stewart manages existing accounts, looking for ways to improve efficiency...

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Combilift announces $50 million investment in new manufacturing facility

February 10, 2015

Combilift Ltd., based in Monaghan, Ireland, has announced it will invest $50 million over the next two years in a new manufacturing facility in Ireland, which will create 200 additional jobs over the next five years. Most of the new jobs will be for skilled technicians and design engineers; another...

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Bunting Magnetics names Latin America representative

February 10, 2015

Bunting® Magnetics Co., a producer of precision magnetic products in Newton, Kan., has named Ventura Process Equipment Co. as a representative in Latin America. Based in Georgia with offices in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, and Mexico, the company provides equipment for...

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Kion North America appoints additional dealership territory to Tri-Lift NC

February 9, 2015

Kion North America Corp., Summerville, S.C., has announced the appointment of additional territory to existing full-line Linde authorized dealer Tri-Lift NC Inc. Based in Greensboro, N.C., Tri-Lift NC also operates locations in Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C., and Roanoke, Va. The dealer continues...

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Crane diagnostic system allows data access through mobile devices

February 4, 2015

Terex Material Handling has launched a new diagnostics system for crane installations with Demag StatusControl. The system comprises an interface that is integrated into the crane installation, as well as associated software to visualize the status of the crane installation. Users can access all...

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Intelligent part identification: Keeping track of it all

February 4, 2015

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Modern forming technology has made kit-based part flow much easier. But when you’re dealing with a dynamically nested sheet, with kits of different parts, pieces can get lost in the mix. Fabricators can tackle this problem with intelligent nesting and part identification.

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