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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Horizontal-motion conveyor removes scrap

January 27, 2015

Prab Inc. has redesigned the Quick Return (QR) horizontal-motion conveyor. It removes scrap or any shape, material thickness, and load from laser machines, plasma machines, and single-press dedicated units. The conveyor also can be used as a transfer system for plantwide applications over long...

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Open-frame steel belt conveyor allows view of carryover

January 27, 2015

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

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Custom manufacturing offered for clamping, material handling products

January 26, 2015

De-Sta-Co has expanded its custom manufacturing capabilities. Customers can work directly with the company’s engineers to modify any of its clamping, automation, and material handling systems to produce products that are matched to a specific application. Customization and modification...

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Sheet fanners work with hard-to-handle sheets

January 21, 2015

Eriez® sheet fanners feature a magnetic circuit to fan and separate semisticky, oily, bent, and heavy-gauge sheet steel for presentation to presses, press brakes, and shears. No prying is required, and doubles are eliminated. They do not mar painted or polished surfaces. The sheet fanners are...

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Circular lifting magnets handle all types of steel

December 24, 2014

Eriez® circular lifting magnets handle all types of steel, especially scrap. These general-purpose magnets are suitable for use in steel mills, steel service centers, and ball mills for furnace charging and other material handling jobs. Featuring computer-designed magnetic circuitry, the...

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Powered walkie stacker has 3,000-lb. capacity

December 24, 2014

The PowerStak model PPS-3000-AS stacker from Presto Lifts offers 3,000 lbs. of capacity with a 24-in. load center. A two-stage telescopic mast enables it to lift loads up to 125 in., allowing it to service racks up to 10 ft. high. Forward- and reverse-drive switches are located on both sides of...

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Vertical lift module offers 2,204-lb. capacity

December 23, 2014

Integrated Systems Design offers heavy-weight vertical lift modules (VLMs), designed to handle up to 2,204 lbs. per tray. A VLM is a column with a series of trays in the front and back, plus an insertion/extraction device that runs in the center of the column, delivering trays to an ergonomic...

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Radio control offers multiple-transmitter crane operation

December 17, 2014

Terex Material Handling has launched the latest generation of its Demag Remote Control (DRC) radio control system for cranes with its new D3 line of units. The hand-held transmitters and receivers meet the requirements of the future EN 300 328 V 1.8.1 radio standard, which provides for...

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Low-noise conveyor system designed for simplified configuration

December 8, 2014

Bosch Rexroth Corp. offers VarioFlow plus, a flexible chain conveyor system that can be configured for complex transportation tasks in difficult environments. Standardized modules are interchangeable to cover different application requirements. The company’s MTpro planning software with layout...

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Hydraulic manipulators help eliminate strain injuries

November 26, 2014

TDA Buddy hydraulically powered manipulators are designed to allow a worker to hold and maneuver parts up to 1,000 lbs. in three dimensions with almost no strain injuries. The manipulators are suitable for heavy-duty industrial material handling applications. The throttle-style control feature...

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Magnetic drum separators separate ferrous parts from abrasive media

November 21, 2014

Eriez® magnetic drum separators are suitable for separating ferrous parts from abrasive media. Models are available in various sizes and strengths to meet application requirements. The line includes models in diameters from 12 to 36 in. and widths from 12 to 60 in. They provide separation on...

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Self-propelled powered cranes handle awkward, heavy workpieces

November 17, 2014

AutoWild has introduced two series of self-propelled powered cranes. The SC series floor crane offers 6,000-lb. capacity at 13 ft. above grade with a battery electric power/hydraulic system. All functions are speed-controlled for picking and placing in tight spots. Features include automatic...

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Electric rotary vibrators supply driving force for vibratory feeders, conveyors

November 10, 2014

Eriez® electric rotary vibrators provide a driving force for vibratory feeders, screeners, and conveyors. They serve as flow-aid devices to help move material from small hoppers to large bunkers. The elliptical action helps settle material in bags and boxes for shipping or storage. The...

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System automates material handling from warehouse to cutting table

October 20, 2014

Mitsubishi Electric and Kemper Storatec GmbH have collaborated to introduce a new, fully automated system that loads and unloads any existing cutting equipment, regardless of the manufacturer. In a fully automated laser line, the StoreAutomation loading and unloading unit takes the raw material...

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Custom-designed tooling offered for industrial manipulators

October 14, 2014

TDA Buddy offers custom-designed tooling for its line of custom industrial manipulators. The custom end effectors include grippers, vacuum pickup devices, and magnets. End effector grippers are suitable for handling products from window frames and structural components to fragile parts to...

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