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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Bidirectional AGV swivels for use in space-restricted areas

February 14, 2017

Creform Corp. has developed a one-vehicle bidirectional model FH-B350090 AGV system for an automotive powertrain assembly manufacturer. The AGV has three pickup points and 22 dropoff points in the manufacturer’s facility. The vehicle incorporates a powered conveyor deck that holds pallets of...

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BMG Conveyor Services rebrands to Davis Industrial

February 3, 2017

Tampa, Fla.-based conveyor belt provider BMG Conveyor Services has officially rebranded to Davis Industrial.BMG President and CEO Stephenie Davis purchased BMG in 2008. The firm launched a fabrication division in a second location under a subsidiary called Industrial Performance Group (IPG). “We...

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Dorner names recipient of 2016 Richard C. Ryan Packaging Education Scholarship

February 2, 2017

Dorner Mfg. Corp., Hartland, Wis., has named Ryan Knudtson, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, as the recipient of the 2016 Richard C. Ryan Packaging Education Scholarship.This $2,000 scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in a two- or four-year program at any partner school of...

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Eriez celebrates 75th anniversary

January 30, 2017

2017 marks 75 years in business for Erie, Pa.-based Eriez®. Since its founding in 1942, the company has evolved into a provider of separation, material handling, and inspection equipment with manufacturing facilities in Australia, Brazil, China, India, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, and the U.K. The...

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Prab names director of marketing

January 30, 2017

Prab, a manufacturer of conveyor and chip systems based in Kalamazoo, Mich., has named Keith Rouse as the new director of marketing.Rouse, a graduate of Michigan State University, has years of experience in print, digital, social, mobile, and content marketing, along with brand management, ROI...

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Wildeck receives Most Valuable Supplier Award from MHEDA

January 30, 2017

Waukesha, Wis.-based material handling equipment and safety products manufacturer Wildeck Inc. has earned the 2017 Most Valuable Supplier (MVS) Award from the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). According to MHEDA, this newly initiated award recognizes companies that have...

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UniCarriers Americas adds Rapidparts as supplier

January 27, 2017

Marengo, Ill.-based material handling equipment maker UniCarriers Americas Corp. has strengthened the DURA-LIFT® all-makes offerings provided to its dealer network by adding Rapidparts as a parts supplier.Dealers now will have access to thousands of new all-makes replacement parts supplied from...

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SafanDarley expands distribution network in North America

January 17, 2017

SafanDarley, based in Lochem, Netherlands, has appointed Modern Machinery, Indianapolis, as distributor for the state of Michigan, excluding the Upper Peninsula. Modern Machinery already serves customers in Indiana, Ohio and...

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Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift to build manufacturing facility in Texas

January 10, 2017

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. has announced plans to build a 71,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility and distribution center in Houston.The building is part of a joint venture between the company and material handling equipment provider Jungheinrich AG, Hamburg,...

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Piab acquires Vaculex

January 9, 2017

Taby, Sweden-based Piab, with U.S. offices in Hingham, Mass., has acquired Sweden-based Vaculex, a manufacturer of lifting equipment based on vacuum technology.Piab manufactures vacuum pumps, vacuum accessories, vacuum conveyors, and suction cups for a variety of automated material handling and...

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Valley Craft appoints director of sales and marketing

January 5, 2017

Valley Craft Industries Inc., Lake City, Minn., a manufacturer of material handling and storage equipment, has hired Michael A. Fiorito as director of sales and marketing. Fiorito previously served as North American sales manager at Stanley Black & Decker, where he was responsible for material...

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Bar stock loader works automatically

January 4, 2017

WorkSaver has developed the Zero Touch Loader. Once the operator loads the bar stock and moves the loader into place, it requires no forklift or human handling. Less than 50 in. of space is needed between machines. With the touch of a button, the bar stock is offloaded onto a bar stock loader,...

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Dorner Holding Co. announces staff appointments

December 21, 2016

Dorner Holding Co., Hartland, Wis., has announced staff changes at two of its companies.Dorner Mfg. Corp., a manufacturer of belt and modular belt conveyors, has named Enrico Berlenghi as managing director - European sales. He focuses on sales development for all three Dorner Holding Companies:...

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Robot designed for material handling, machine tending

December 19, 2016

ABB Robotics has introduced the IRB 1200, a new family of small robots that feature a compact footprint and a large work envelope for material handling, machine tending, and small-parts assembly applications. The robot is designed with no offset in axis two, delivering a long stroke that allows the...

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Stärke extends dealership network in Canada

December 8, 2016

Stärke Material Handling Group, Thorold, Ont., has appointed Valley Lift and Les Enterprises Marcel Mal et Fils as authorized distributors of its material handling equipment for the Okanagan Valley, B.C., and Sainte Paul de Joliette, Que., territories, respectively.Located in West Kelowna, B.C.,...

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