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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Pallet transfer cart moves pallets wherever needed

March 15, 2017

Verti-Lift has introduced a heavy-duty transfer cart for moving pallets and other heavy components up to 4,000 lbs. The cart includes a gravity roller conveyor, a pallet-retaining bar to secure the load during transport, and a manual foot-actuated locking/docking arm for hands-free operation. The...

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Conveyor offers accuracy for automation applications

March 13, 2017

Dorner has introduced the redesigned 2200 series Precision Move conveyor, designed for movement of product at specific times, distances, and intervals that are critical for components in the manufacturing and packaging of small to medium-sized parts. According to the company, the conveyor offers...

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Stability system improves lift truck load balance

March 2, 2017

Stärke Material Handling Group has introduced a continuous stability system as a standard feature in its LiftMaxx line of industrial lift equipment. This system improves load balance and counteracts the destabilizing influences of uneven surfaces, small debris, and lateral momentum to help reduce...

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Load-stabilized hoist transports loads quickly

February 27, 2017

Engineered Material Handling (EMH) has introduced the model LS load-stabilized hoist for transporting loads quickly and securely. Its rope tensioning design and reeving configuration help reduce load swing, even during quick starts and stops. Suitable for handling steel coil and mesh, the hoist is...

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Bidirectional AGV swivels for use in space-restricted areas

February 14, 2017

Creform Corp. has developed a one-vehicle bidirectional model FH-B350090 AGV system for an automotive powertrain assembly manufacturer. The AGV has three pickup points and 22 dropoff points in the manufacturer’s facility. The vehicle incorporates a powered conveyor deck that holds pallets of...

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Bar stock loader works automatically

January 4, 2017

WorkSaver has developed the Zero Touch Loader. Once the operator loads the bar stock and moves the loader into place, it requires no forklift or human handling. Less than 50 in. of space is needed between machines. With the touch of a button, the bar stock is offloaded onto a bar stock loader,...

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Robot designed for material handling, machine tending

December 19, 2016

ABB Robotics has introduced the IRB 1200, a new family of small robots that feature a compact footprint and a large work envelope for material handling, machine tending, and small-parts assembly applications. The robot is designed with no offset in axis two, delivering a long stroke that allows the...

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Magnetic grippers deliver high holding forces

November 11, 2016

Schmalz has introduced the SGM-HP/-HT series of magnetic grippers, which deliver high holding forces for handling ferromagnetic workpieces. The grippers are designed for handling perforated plates, laser-cut parts, sheet metal with drill holes and apertures, and other ferromagnetic workpieces....

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Vacuum cups offer traction, durability for high-speed applications

November 9, 2016

DESTACO has introduced the Accelerate® collection of vacuum cups, which offer increased traction, durability, and throughput for high-speed pressrooms and crossbar applications. The vacuum cups feature an antislip tread pattern made from a polyurethane material for high friction and a strong hold...

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Conveyor stacking system processes both steel and aluminum

October 18, 2016

Atlas Technologies offers the Multi-Vac conveyor stacking system. The patent-pending conveyor design was developed for companies that process both steel and aluminum for the automotive industry. The system provides a means for high-speed blanking of steel and aluminum with a single-design sheet...

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Modular belt conveyor fits in tight spaces

September 29, 2016

Dorner’s newly redesigned 2200 series modular belt conveyor features additional belt options, an open-frame design, and a universal T-slot. It is suitable for applications within the metalworking, packaging, assembling, and general manufacturing industries. The ladder-style, open-frame design...

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Stainless steel air-operated conveyors turn pipe into conveying system

September 28, 2016

Exair’s 303 stainless steel 3/8 NPT and 1/2 NPT Threaded Line Vac™ air-operated conveyors convert ordinary pipe into a powerful conveying system for parts, scrap, trim, and other bulk materials. Their small size makes them suitable for fitting in the cramped spaces and tight confines of many...

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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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Z-frame conveyor fits under machinery

June 27, 2016

Dorner has introduced the 2200 LPZ conveyor, which features an extremely low profile to fit under machinery or in tight spots. The Z-frame conveyor’s narrow profile makes it suitable for part removal and product handling in metalworking, general manufacturing, and automation applications. The...

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Magnetic-bed drag flight conveyor removes fine, chips from coolant

June 13, 2016

Jorgensen’s Mag-Drag® magnetic-bed drag flight conveyors are designed to remove broken or fine cast-iron or steel chips from coolant in metal cutting applications. Steel and cast-iron chips and fines flow with the coolant onto the load section of the conveyor. Gravity causes larger chips to...

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