Materials Handling

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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American Crane & Equipment appoints executive VP

September 10, 2014

American Crane & Equipment Corp., a Douglassville, Pa.-based manufacturer of overhead electric cranes and hoists, has promoted Karen Norheim to executive vice president. She joined the company in 2002 and has served as vice president of marketing and information technology for the past six years....

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UniCarriers Americas announces 2013 award winners

September 5, 2014

UniCarriers Americas Corp., Marengo, Ill., has announced the winners of its Nissan Forklift Nine, Dealer Excellence Awards and its President’s Award. The Nissan Forklift Nine, Dealer of Excellence Award for fiscal year 2013, which ended March 31, 2014, recognizes the top nine Nissan Forklift...

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Eriez releases instructional videos about magnetic separation/material handling equipment

August 29, 2014

Through its Orange University® program, Erie, Pa.-based Eriez® offers online access to a collection of instructional videos to assist customers with setup, operation, maintenance, and testing of their metal detection, magnetic separation and material handling equipment. New videos focusing on...

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Rectangular electromagnets lift up to 38,800 lbs.

August 28, 2014

Eriez® rectangular lifting magnets are designed to reduce labor power requirements and eliminate the need for slings, hooks, and cables in arduous attaching tasks. The line includes three standard models and lengths from 9 to 96 in. With a 2-to-1 safety factor taken with the magnet in the hot...

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Permanent lifting magnets lift both thin, thick materials

August 27, 2014

Alfra has introduced permanent lifting magnets for thin and thick materials. One magnet can lift materials as thin as 20 ga. or 2 in. The lever-actuated, nonelectric magnets are small and lightweight. The TML250 lifts up to 500 lbs., and the TML500 lifts up to 1,100 lbs. They offer the highest...

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Hoist designed for simple, direct integration

August 12, 2014

Terex Material Handling’s Demag DC-ProDC chain hoist units feature direct control and are designed for simple, direct integration into facilities. Applications include raising and lowering lifting doors and furnace lids at high ambient temperatures. The hoists also can be used to refurbish an...

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Manitex Intl. secures $30 million contract award for specialized military equipment

August 5, 2014

Manitex Intl. Inc., a provider of cranes and specialized material and container handling equipment, has announced that its Manitex Liftking subsidiary has been awarded its third military contract for specialized military-specification equipment from the U.S. Navy for orders valued at approximately...

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Crane handles workstation requirements up to 2,200 lbs.

August 5, 2014

New EMH AL System™ cranes from Engineered Material Handling are designed for workstation applications up to 2,200 lbs. Features include lightweight aluminum track profiles, T-slot design, anodized enclosed rails, and anti-kick-up nylon wheels. The cranes accommodate a variety of lifters and...

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Keeping pace with better ergonomics

August 4, 2014

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Every employee at Pentair operates under PIMS, or the Pentair Integrated Management System. PIMS encompasses everything from continuous improvement and hiring practices to safety and ergonomics. Concerning the last, the company instituted new material handling technology within a tightly run tank fabrication line in Delavan, Wis. The line has no WIP and, hence, little margin for error.

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Tandemloc hires design engineer

July 31, 2014

Tandemloc Inc., Havelock, N.C., has appointed Randall Hoeft as a design engineer. He is the principal staffer and office manager of the company’s new product design office in Janesville, Wis. Hoeft has more than 26 years of design and problem-solving experience with below-the-hook lifting...

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Eriez announces two staff promotions

July 29, 2014

Eriez, a provider of equipment for magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, materials feeding, screening, conveying, and controlling, has announced the promotions of two staff members at its Erie, Pa., location. John Klinge has been promoted to market manager-sanitary. He is responsible...

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Brochures assist selection of metal detection, magnetic separation equipment

July 28, 2014

Through its Orange University® educational program, Eriez® offers a series of “How to Choose and Use” brochures designed to assist readers in selecting and using the appropriate equipment to conquer their toughest metal contamination and material handling challenges. Topics include...

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Refurbishing servo-drive triaxis transfer systems cost-effectively

July 28, 2014

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Upgrade transfer systems’ controls, drives, and bearings without complete replacement with a refurbishment. An appliance-maker had new rail connections, new wireless electrical connection methods for part tracking, electronic torque monitoring, and new kinetics drives installed as part of its press modernization program at 75 percent of the cost of new transfers.

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Industrial Magnetics releases video highlighting magnetic separator

July 23, 2014

Industrial Magnetics Inc., Boyne City, Mich., has released a demonstration video of its SimpleClean™ RotoDrawer™ magnetic housing at www.magnetics.com. It shows the equipment operator gaining easy access to the magnets to perform routine removal of collected metal. The magnetic drawer...

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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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