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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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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Custom-built, motorized cart moves 5 tons of material

April 1, 2016

Conceptual Innovations, a subsidiary of Caster Concepts, has developed a customized, motorized industrial cart that alleviates the amount of force required to maneuver. The Drive Cart can be designed to move up to 5 tons of material. The control panel features simple forward and reverse...

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Motor-powered caster moves loads up to 6,000 lbs.

March 29, 2016

Caster Concepts Inc. has introduced what it says is the first motorized industrial caster. The Drive Caster™ integrates an electric motor with an industrial caster to create a single unit that can be added to carts and racks. With a mere flip of a switch, operators can engage the ¼- or...

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Software enables proactive management of material handling equipment maintenance

March 24, 2016

Intelligrated® offers computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) designed for material handling systems. Intelligrated Reliability Intelligence Solution (IRIS) software collects and analyzes system data to help plan and execute a preventive life cycle maintenance program. The...

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Walkie pallet trucks deliver capacity of 4,500 lbs.

March 16, 2016

UniCarriers Americas Corp. has released the WLX series of 4,500-lb.-capacity walkie pallet trucks. Features include a compact frame, high/low speed selection switches, ergonomically designed tiller handle, AC motor, and 24-V electrical...

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Cart provides reduction in push force with push of a button

March 9, 2016

Conceptual Innovations, a subsidiary of Caster Concepts, has developed a customized, motorized industrial cart that alleviates the amount of force required to maneuver. The Drive Cart is a custom-built cart that can be designed to move up to 1.5 tons of material. The control panel uses simple...

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Powered pallet truck handles up to 4,500-lb. loads

March 1, 2016

PowerJak™ electric pallet trucks from Presto Lifts feature powered lift and powered drive for transporting palletized loads. Two models are available with load capacities of 3,000 lbs. and 4,500 lbs. They are equipped with heavy-duty reinforced forks that have a lowered height of 3.4 in. and...

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Positioner holds 10,000 lbs.

February 24, 2016

ALM Positioners has introduced the 10,000-lb.-capacity model MHL1P single-column positioner. It features 68.5-in. vertical travel in 35 sec.; pendant- controlled, 4-HP, column-mounted hydraulic unit for lifting and lowering; solenoid-controlled safety pawls; 360-degree CW or CCW rotation; rotator...

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Bellows suction cups form seal on rough surfaces

February 17, 2016

Fipa Inc. has introduced Varioflex® SP-BX series bellows suction cups for material handling and packaging automation applications. Made of oil-, ozone-, and wear-resistant polyurethane composite material, the bellows suction cups feature a dimensionally stable body (60 degree Shore) that prevents...

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Hydraulic tilt tables hold up to 6,000 lbs.

February 2, 2016

Verti-Lift offers a line of standard and wide-base hydraulic tilt tables featuring a heavy-duty design for demanding environments. With a tilting range of 0 to 90 degrees and capacities to 6,000 lbs., the tilt tables are suitable for automotive and appliance manufacturing environments in which...

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