Materials Handling Products

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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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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Pneumatic-tire, heavy-duty lift trucks available with Tier 4 diesel engine

April 23, 2015

UniCarriers Americas Corp. has announced that its G04 series 8,000- to 11,000-lb.-capacity, pneumatic-tire lift trucks now are available with a GCT ZD30 Tier 4 diesel engine. The engine delivers an approximate 10 percent increase in fuel efficiency compared to the previous engine design and...

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Lifting magnets lift and transfer up to 10,000 lbs. of steel, iron

April 22, 2015

Eriez® SafeHold® permanent lifting magnets are suitable for carrying semifinished products such as machined parts, castings, press molds, steel plates, bars, and tubes without slings, hooks, or cables. The magnets are available in ceramic and rare-earth models, lift up to 10,000 lbs., need no...

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Battery-operated lifting magnet handles up to 2,000 lbs.

April 16, 2015

DocMagnet offers the Beelift permanent-electro (PE) battery-operated lifter. The lifter features push-button technology, an antidemag safety mechanism to prevent accidental release of the load, a lithium-ion battery, external battery charger, low-battery alarm, tilt sensors, and an auto-on function...

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Vacuum products designed to be economically priced

April 16, 2015

Piab has introduced the Value line of products. It includes 21 suction cups in three different shapes, as well as two small, lightweight vacuum ejectors. The economically priced products are suitable for basic applications in which machine speeds and surfaces to be gripped are less challenging,...

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Chip conveyor integrates coolant-cleaning technology

April 7, 2015

Mayfran Intl. has announced the availability of the CleanSweep-RM conveyor, which integrates coolant-cleaning technology with chip handling and removal. The compact conveyor allows chips and coolants to enter the load area of the conveyor, where large chips are carried by the hinge belt and...

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Vacuum cups designed for use with part-present technology

April 2, 2015

Vi-Cas Mfg. offers a variety of vacuum cups for ergonomic lifters of all types and sizes. When combined with part-present technology, they securely hold heavy loads until the part is properly seated in the next cell, preventing premature load release. Vacuum cups hold the load firmly as additional...

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Aluminum lift transports loads up to 500 lbs.

March 31, 2015

Valley Craft Industries offers the PAL 500 lightweight aluminum lift for lifting and transport of heavy materials. It has a 500-lb. load capacity and overall unit height of 81 in. The slim profile simplifies maneuvering in narrow and confined spaces. The unit also is equipped with overload...

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Electronic telescoping lifter handles loads to 2,200 lbs.

March 16, 2015

EMH offers VL lift, a rigid, electronic telescoping lifter that works with its AL-System cranes to handle loads up to 2,200 lbs. The cranes, which feature lightweight aluminum track profiles, can be configured to suit almost any application. They are free-moving and require no movement at right...

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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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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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Overhead cranes can be customized

February 3, 2015

Konecranes offers UNITON™ cranes for heavy-duty lifting and process industries. They can be tailored to users’ needs. Standard features include fabricated box end trucks with 90-degree, MCB-type bearing housings. Two-point drum suspension inhibits deflections of the rope drum from causing...

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