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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Standard gantry cranes come in various configurations, capacities

July 7, 2015

Engineered Material Handling (EMH) has introduced a line of standard gantry cranes. They are available in single- or double-leg configurations and in 3-, 5-, 7.5, and10-ton capacities. Spans are 20 to 56 ft. Users choose the configuration and capacity and use a chart to choose the most suitable...

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NACCO Materials Handling Group announces dealer network restructuring

June 18, 2015

NACCO Materials Handling Group Inc. (NMHG), Cleveland, has announced that pending the completion of proposed transactions among Gregory Poole Equipment Co., Dougherty Equipment Co. Inc., LiftOne LLC, VBS Inc. Material Handling Equipment, and Briggs Equipment Inc. and execution of dealer agreements,...

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Industrial Magnetics expands Michigan manufacturing center

June 16, 2015

Industrial Magnetics Inc., a manufacturer of magnetic products for holding, lifting, fixturing, conveying, material handling, and magnetic separation applications, is adding 16,000 sq. ft. to its manufacturing center in Boyne City, Mich. The new space will house a variety of workcells, a...

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Modulift, IMES form new company

June 16, 2015

Modulift, a supplier of spreader beams, lifting beams, and other below-the-hook equipment, has combined with engineering consultancy and inspection specialist IMES (Inspection Monitoring Engineering Solutions) to form Lift Management Services (LMS). Modulift designs and supplies the lifting...

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Flexible, compact rigging kits move loads up to 64,000 lbs.

June 9, 2015

The compact, flexible AeroGo air caster rigging kit contains everything necessary to move heavy, awkward, or delicate loads using compressed air. The kit can be configured to accommodate numerous and varied load requirements in a variety of applications, handling load weights as heavy as 64,000...

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Intelligrated names sales manager

June 4, 2015

Intelligrated®, an automated material handling systems provider, has promoted Bruce Sudler to the position of sales manager for its Midwest regional sales and operations based in Woodridge, Ill. Sudler joined the company in 2011 as a senior sales engineer. He has 23 years of material handling...

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Catalog features material handling products

June 1, 2015

Verti-Lift offers a 20-page catalog highlighting its material handling products, including hydraulic and pneumatic work positioners; standard and heavy-duty scissor lifts; portable electric and battery-operated scissor lifts; ground-level zero lifts; portable worktables; turntables; hydraulic and...

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Yale presents 2014 Dealer of Excellence Award

May 15, 2015

Lift truck manufacturer Yale Materials Handling Corp., Greenville, N.C., has recognized its top-performing dealers with the 2014 Dealer of Excellence Award. To receive the award, dealers must meet rigorous business practice standards and performance criteria, including superior customer...

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Intelligrated appoints VP of software sales

May 14, 2015

Cincinnati-based Intelligrated®, a provider of automated material handling systems, has appointed Russ Mellott to the position of vice president, software sales. In this role, he leads sales of the company’s warehouse execution systems, labor management software, and order picking technologies....

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Yale Materials Handling opens Experience Center in North Carolina

May 12, 2015

Yale Materials Handling Corp. has announced the grand opening of its Experience Center in Charlotte, N.C. The facility is designed to help customers, dealers, and employees to learn more about the company’s history, industry leadership, and products while experiencing Yale® lift trucks in...

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Pallet truck attachment helps improve order picking ergonomics

May 8, 2015

The PalletPal Walkie from Southworth Products mounts to any standard electric walkie or walkie/rider pallet truck. It uses a calibrated spring mechanism to adjust the height of a pallet load as boxes are added or removed. The top layer of the load is always at a working height that allows employees...

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Vacuum generator’s pad attachment allows handling of round loads

May 7, 2015

Anver Corp. has introduced a compact, ergonomic vacuum generator with a vacuum pad attachment that mirrors the contour of dome-shaped, round loads with smooth or semitextured surfaces. The VPF series vacuum generator is a below-the-hook system designed for a single operator to safely handle...

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Crane brakes made for frequent start/stop cycles on cranes, conveyors

May 6, 2015

The MagnaShear™ motor brake from Force Control Industries employs oil shear technology to provide long service life in demanding crane applications, especially those with frequent start/stop cycles, the company reports. Oil shear technology transmits torque between lubricated surfaces,...

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Bunting Magnetics adds southern sales representative

May 4, 2015

Bunting® Magnetics Co., a producer of precision magnetic products based in Newton, Kan., has named Harrison Rogers as southern territory manager for standard products, with sales responsibilities for Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Rogers has specific experience in...

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Konecranes Machine Tool Service adds laser metrology equipment

May 1, 2015

Konecranes Machine Tool Service, Springfield, Ohio, has acquired $300,000 in new machine tool metrology equipment from Automated Precision Inc. to advance its ability to serve the aeronautical and aviation industries. The new Rad 50 laser tracker and four new 6-D laser systems enable the company...

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