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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Magnetic separators made for metalworking applications

July 23, 2014

Eriez® offers a variety of magnetic separation equipment to remove ferrous chips, parts, and fine contaminants in metalworking applications. Models are available in various sizes, styles, and magnetic strengths. Magnetic traps remove ferrous contaminants in liquid lines and capture chips and...

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Parts leveler's new control simplified for novice users

July 22, 2014

Arku’s new control for the FlatMaster® parts leveler enables novice users to produce dead-flat, stress-free metal parts on the first try nearly every time by entering as few as two values: the material type and thickness. An operator interface of touchscreen icons uses a database of material...

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Bulk bag lifter helps eliminate manual handling injuries

July 21, 2014

Vestil Mfg. offers a bulk bag lifter for use with an overhead hoist or a fork truck. The BBL-4 unit helps eliminate manual handling injuries associated with packing and unpacking bulk bags. The lifter measures 40 by 40 by 13.75 in. Weighing 90 lbs., its capacity is 4,000 lbs. Features include...

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Lift magnets exceed ASME safety factor

July 18, 2014

Techniks’ EZ-Lift magnets feature a 3.5x safety factor, which is 75 percent better than the 2x safety factor required by ASME standards. They are available in six sizes with rated lift capacities from 220 to 6,600 lbs. Spreader bars are available for lifting and balancing larger loads. Each...

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Chip conveyor integrates coolant cleaning with chip removal

July 16, 2014

Mayfran Intl. has announced the availability of the CleanSweep-RM chip conveyor. Suitable for conveying most types of chips and turnings, it integrates coolant cleaning technology with chip handling and removal. The compact unit fits almost any machine tool and coolant tank. The design allows...

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Pneumatic 3-D part manipulators allow precise material handling

July 9, 2014

TDA Buddy Inc.’s pneumatic 3-D part manipulators enable a single worker to perform precise material handling movements with little effort, says the company. The pneumatic manipulators can grip a part up to 400 lbs.; roll, pitch, or yaw it if necessary; hold it rigid; and place it accurately...

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Lifting magnets designed for handling pipe, angles

June 17, 2014

Eriez® Bi-Polar lifting magnets enable users to lift and move steel without direct attachment by slings, hooks, or cables. Available with a variety of optional pole-plate configurations, the magnets are designed to hold pipe, rounds, bundles, angles, and shapes. They can be used both in...

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Air hoists provide safe, efficient lifting

May 20, 2014

Upgraded to combine quieter operation with faster lifting/lowering speeds and increased energy conservation, J D Neuhaus’ Profi TI hoists are designed to offer safe and efficient lifting and handling for general engineering and industrial applications. Typical applications include aircraft...

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Nester/bundler helps improve packaging efficiency in roll forming

May 13, 2014

Samco Machinery Ltd. offers an automatic strut material handling nester and bundler that can be added to an existing strut roll forming line to help maximize packaging efficiency. Nesting profiles are 0.8125 to 3.25 in. high. The unit creates mini-bundles of up to 10 pieces, which are then...

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Electric wire rope hoist is compact

May 7, 2014

Konecranes offers the CXT electric wire rope hoist for overhead cranes in industrial material handling environments. The compact hoist accommodates facilities with limited headroom above the crane while maximizing the use of available floor space, the company reports. Customizable for any...

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Forklift products combine safety, space savings

May 5, 2014

Combilift offers forklift products in a variety of models and styles designed to provide safe, space-saving handling of long loads. The newest and smallest pedestrian pallet truck, the Combi-WR, and its multidirectional counterpart, the Combi-WR4, have a capacity of 1.5 tons, while the Combi-SC...

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Lifting devices designed for low-capacity applications

April 29, 2014

Tandemloc Inc. has developed several low-capacity lifting devices, with sizing to customer requirements. The products include pallet (skid) lifters, coil hooks from 0.5- to 50-ton capacity, pipe grabs, and combo lifters for crane and forklift attachment. The Rapid Ready line for lift beams up...

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Twin-trolley models added to line of air-operated hoists

April 7, 2014

J. D. Neuhaus has added new models to its EH line of air-operated monorail hoists. They provide heavy-duty lifting in harsh environments, including onshore and offshore, steelworks, and shipbuilding. The line’s 82- and 110-ton-capacity products now are available in both double-trolley and...

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Light crane system redesigned for less rolling resistance

March 18, 2014

Terex Material Handling has redesigned the Demag KBK Aluline light crane system. Further reduced rolling resistance enables operators to move loads weighing up to 2.2 tons by hand with decreased effort. The light crane system includes aluminum profile sections in four sizes for rigidity and...

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Round vacuum cups available in diameters from 0.09 to 14.69 in.

February 19, 2014

Vi-Cas Mfg. produces round vacuum cups from 0.09 to 14.69 in. dia. to handle round, oval, and hard-to-grip products, including those with smooth or textured surfaces. Thousands of styles and sizes are available in materials including vinyl, urethane, rubber, silicone, oil-resistant vinyl,...

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