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 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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Scissor lift/tilt tables keep workpieces within reach

June 8, 2016

Verti-Lift offers scissor lift tables with tilt capabilities for product positioning. Integrating the height adjustment of a scissor lift with tilt functions helps ensure that workpieces are always within reach of the operator. Lifting capacities of 2,000 to 4,000 lbs. and tilt angles up to 60...

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Narrow-aisle walkie reach truck moves loads up to 4,000 lbs.

May 25, 2016

Stärke Material Handling Group has released the ESR30-40ACX narrow-aisle walkie reach truck. It is available in 3,000- and 4,000-lb.-capacity models with two- or three-stage masts that can reach a maximum lift height of 216.5 in. Features include a three-phase AC motor; 24-V industrial battery;...

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Air-operated hoists provide safety in various working environments

May 24, 2016

The J. D. Neuhaus Profi TI line of air-operated hoists are suitable for use in a variety of light-, medium-, heavy-duty, and hazardous industrial working environments. Their compressed air supply, used for both power and control functions, does not initiate sparks, so they can be used in...

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In-floor pallet truck conveyor system automates delivery

May 23, 2016

SI Systems LLC offers the new Lo-Tow® pallet truck in-floor conveyor system. The operator brings a loaded pallet truck to the nearest towline station, scans the destination, and engages the towpin. The pallet truck then delivers to the correct location automatically. By integrating multiple...

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NC feed systems make semiautomatic tools into fully automatic machines

May 3, 2016

Dake Corp. has introduced a line of NC feed systems that can turn semiautomatic ironworkers, cold saws, drill presses, and punching machines into fully automatic production tools. The feed systems feature a freestanding control panel with a digital LCD and infinitely variable programming, a...

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Heavy-duty open-frame steel belt conveyor designed for quick scrap removal

April 14, 2016

Prab Inc. offers a heavy-duty, open-frame steel belt conveyor. The design allows operators and maintenance personnel to see if carryover has fallen between the belt and bottom cover. The removable guard panels allow simplified access to the area for scrap removal. The conveyor comes in 6- and...

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Conveyor recovers, concentrates stainless steel

April 13, 2016

Eriez® has unveiled its new Rare Earth Roll Conveyor. The unit allows users to recover and concentrate stainless steel from one of two material streams: Zurik conductive fraction from a fines -1-in. sensor sorting machine or waste fraction (drops) from a fines -1-in. eddy current separator....

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