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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Portable Solutions Group to expand in Kentucky

September 22, 2016

Portable Solutions Group Inc. (PSG), Worthington, Ky., has announced plans to add a facility in Wurtland, Ky. The new location has more than 50,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing floor space, which is more than double the company’s current manufacturing footprint. PSG provides turnkey ISO shipping...

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Moving additive manufacturing forward

September 14, 2016 | By Tim Heston

EWI’s Buffalo Manufacturing Works, which opened in 2015, has resources covering all seven major categories of additive manufacturing. But having access to the technology and equipment in-house is just half the story. The other half involves experts in design, materials, processes, and quality all working together to move additive technology forward.

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Diesel engine-powered forklifts handle loads up to 7,000 lbs.

September 13, 2016

UniCarriers Americas Corp. has introduced the FK series forklifts with capacities of 4,000 to 7,000 lbs., powered by the new ZD30 diesel industrial engine. The engine uses electronically controlled fuel injection, cooled exhaust gas recirculation, and a diesel oxidation catalyst to provide emission...

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Prab expands manufacturing operations in Michigan

September 1, 2016

Prab Inc., a manufacturer of equipment and systems for processing metal scrap and spent fluids and treating oily wastewater for recycle and reuse, has announced plans to expand its manufacturing campus in Kalamazoo, Mich. The company has purchased existing manufacturing space and warehouse...

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Daifuku North America moves headquarters to new location in Michigan

August 18, 2016

Material handling equipment provider Daifuku North America Holding Co. has announced plans to move its headquarters from Farmington Hills, Mich., to Novi, Mich., in Q3 2017. The new building is four miles from the current headquarters. The 76,889-sq.-ft. facility, housing more than 300...

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Illinois Material Handling named as authorized Linde forklift dealer

August 18, 2016

Illinois Material Handling (IMH), a member of Wolter Group LLC, has been appointed as the authorized Linde forklift dealer in northern Illinois. The company has represented the Linde forklift brand through its Wisconsin Lift Truck division and now expands this offering through IMH’s Bolingbrook...

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Dorner appoints territory manager for Georgia and Florida

August 16, 2016

Hartland, Wis.-based conveyor manufacturer Dorner has appointed Jon Schadeberg as a territory manager covering the states of Georgia and Florida. In this newly created sales position, he works with sales channel partners and key accounts to increase the company’s industrial and sanitary conveyor...

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Modulift appoints first Canadian distributor

August 8, 2016

Below-the-hook equipment manufacturer Modulift has named Ontario-based Equipment Corps its first distributor in Canada. Equipment Corps will stock spreader beams, from the standard-line MOD12 to the heavy-range MOD110H, complementing its current line of hoists, winches, and gantry...

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World demand for material handling equipment to reach $176 billion by 2020

August 4, 2016

The “World Material Handling Equipment” study from the Freedonia Group, Cleveland, indicates that global demand for the equipment is forecast to rise 5.3 percent per annum through 2020 to $176 billion. Advances at the global level will be driven largely by market growth in China and other...

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Columbus McKinnon appoints VP human resources

July 28, 2016

Columbus McKinnon Corp., Amherst, N.Y., a manufacturer of material handling products, has appointed Charlene Miraglia as vice president of human resources and chief human resources officer. Miraglia most recently served as vice president of global human resources food and beverage at SPX Flow....

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Wynright hires vice president

July 27, 2016

Wynright Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Co. and a provider of intelligent material handling systems based in Elk Grove Village, Ill., has named Gordon Hellberg as vice president integrator sales for North America. Before joining the company, Hellberg spent much...

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FlexMove launches new website

July 27, 2016

Malaysia-based FlexMove, a Dorner Holding Corp. company and manufacturer of flexible chain conveyor systems, has launched a new website at www.flexmove.com. The site is designed for viewing on tablets and mobile devices. It presents large photos and detailed technical information on its six...

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Automated guided vehicles get flexible

July 8, 2016 | By Tim Heston

A camera-based automated guided vehicle may have potential in high-product-mix environments. The vehicle takes pictures of its surroundings, remembers them, and then drives itself along that path.

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Intelligrated to be acquired by Honeywell

July 5, 2016

Material handling systems provider Intelligrated®, Mason, Ohio, has entered an agreement to be acquired by Honeywell. Intelligrated will become part of Sensing and Productivity Solutions (S&PS) in Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions business. Co-founders Chris Cole and Jim McCarthy will...

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Reshaping metal grinding

July 5, 2016 | By Dan Davis

Metal fabricators don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the costs associated with grinding. It’s necessary in many shops, so company management just throws labor at it. They don’t realize, however, that new ceramic alumina developments have the potential to save them money when it comes to grinding operations. The Norton Quantum 3 abrasive wheel is one such example.

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