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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Dorner marks 50 years in business

February 2, 2016

Low-profile conveyor manufacturer Dorner Mfg., Hartland, Wis., celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016. The firm was founded Jan. 14, 1966, as a tool and die shop by brothers Wolfgang and Horst Dorner. It transitioned to conveyors in the early 1970s when the Dorners were looking for a conveyor...

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Hydraulic tilt tables hold up to 6,000 lbs.

February 2, 2016

Verti-Lift offers a line of standard and wide-base hydraulic tilt tables featuring a heavy-duty design for demanding environments. With a tilting range of 0 to 90 degrees and capacities to 6,000 lbs., the tilt tables are suitable for automotive and appliance manufacturing environments in which...

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Bluff Mfg. receives industry award

January 22, 2016

Bluff Mfg. has earned the Most Valuable Supplier Award for 2016 from the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). The award recognizes companies that have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their dealer network, their employees, and their community. In addition to...

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Open-frame steel belt conveyor designed for quick scrap removal

January 18, 2016

Prab Inc. offers a heavy-duty, open-frame steel belt conveyor. The design allows operators and maintenance personnel to see if carryover has fallen between the belt and bottom cover. The removable guard panels allow simplified access to the area for scrap removal. The conveyor comes in 6- and...

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Lift magnet system helps users transfer multiple cut pieces from burn tables

January 18, 2016

The new air-operated Burn Table Lift Magnet System from Eriez® moves multiple parts or cutouts up and off of burn tables. The transfer system also can lift single sheets or plates up to 3 in. thick from a stack to load the table. When activated, a stainless steel stripper pan retracts to engage...

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Manual palletizer raises, lowers loads automatically

January 18, 2016

Presto Lifts offers the P3 Spring level loader for pallet loading and unloading. A system of heavy-duty springs automatically lowers or raises a pallet as weight is added or removed, keeping the top layer of boxes in an easy-to-access position. The operator remains in the same position...

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Handling Specialty launches new website

January 14, 2016

Handling Specialty, Grimsby, Ont., has redesigned its website at www.handling.com. The site offers a more streamlined navigation process, an expanded menu, and additional online forms to assist visitors with acquiring parts and services. The site features a detailed list of services, along with...

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Dorner completes facility expansion in Wisconsin

January 12, 2016

Dorner Mfg. Corp. has completed a 25,000-sq.-ft. facility expansion in Hartland, Wis. The new area houses machining equipment that is used in the manufacturing of frames, stands, and other conveyor components, as well as new product development. The company custom-builds conveyors at time of...

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Southworth Products announces expansion in Arkansas

January 11, 2016

Material handling manufacturer Southworth Products, based in Falmouth, Maine, has announced plans to expand its plant in Manila, Ark., the company’s center for North American production. The $935,000 expansion is expected to create 35 jobs. Two new assembly lines will be added, and shipping...

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Conveyor moves large scrap, small slugs across long distances

January 7, 2016

Prab Inc. offers the oscillator conveyor for transfer of almost all types of hot, dry, or wet abrasive metal scrap across long horizontal distances. The conveyor is designed with an eccentric-drive configuration that propels scrap by metering material forward at a rate of 10 to 20 FPM. A single...

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Dorner appoints Southeast regional sales manager

January 6, 2016

Dorner Mfg. Corp., Hartland, Wis., a manufacturer of conveyors and related equipment, has appointed Lincoln Frazier as Southeast regional sales manager. Frazier brings to the position strong sales and regional management experience from an extensive career in the automation and packaging...

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Prab launches Spanish-language website

January 6, 2016

Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Prab, a manufacturer of engineered conveyors, chip and fluid management, and wastewater systems, has launched a comprehensive Spanish-language website at www.prab.com.mx. The website offers information on methods for automatically processing all types of metal scrap and...

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The impact of lean manufacturing on structural steel fabricating

January 4, 2016

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As fabricators strive to eliminate waste in the modern structural steel facility, the fab shops have taken on a new look. This definitely is not your grandfather's structural steel fabricating.

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Suction cups offer stability at high speeds

December 30, 2015

Piab has introduced XP DURAFLEX® cups (0.39 to 4.33 in.), designed with a single bellows. According to the company, the cups stay stable when in motion, allowing users to run their robots or production lines at high speeds while maintaining accuracy and precision. The suction cups combine firm...

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Low-profile gravity rollers introduced

December 24, 2015

Creform Corp. has introduced a new, low-profile version of its wide Placon® gravity rollers and conveyor mounts. The rollers, available in two styles, are 80 percent of the height of the standard wide Placon conveyor. The rail base is 1.25 in. compared to the 1.57 in. for the standard variety....

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