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Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift to build manufacturing facility in Texas

January 10, 2017

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. has announced plans to build a 71,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility and distribution center in Houston.The building is part of a joint venture between the company and material handling equipment provider Jungheinrich AG, Hamburg,...

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Piab acquires Vaculex

January 9, 2017

Taby, Sweden-based Piab, with U.S. offices in Hingham, Mass., has acquired Sweden-based Vaculex, a manufacturer of lifting equipment based on vacuum technology.Piab manufactures vacuum pumps, vacuum accessories, vacuum conveyors, and suction cups for a variety of automated material handling and...

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Valley Craft appoints director of sales and marketing

January 5, 2017

Valley Craft Industries Inc., Lake City, Minn., a manufacturer of material handling and storage equipment, has hired Michael A. Fiorito as director of sales and marketing. Fiorito previously served as North American sales manager at Stanley Black & Decker, where he was responsible for material...

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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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Dorner Holding Co. announces staff appointments

December 21, 2016

Dorner Holding Co., Hartland, Wis., has announced staff changes at two of its companies.Dorner Mfg. Corp., a manufacturer of belt and modular belt conveyors, has named Enrico Berlenghi as managing director - European sales. He focuses on sales development for all three Dorner Holding Companies:...

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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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Stärke extends dealership network in Canada

December 8, 2016

Stärke Material Handling Group, Thorold, Ont., has appointed Valley Lift and Les Enterprises Marcel Mal et Fils as authorized distributors of its material handling equipment for the Okanagan Valley, B.C., and Sainte Paul de Joliette, Que., territories, respectively.Located in West Kelowna, B.C.,...

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Eriez names director of export sales

November 22, 2016

Eriez®, an Erie, Pa.-based provider of magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, fluid filtration, flotation, materials feeding, screening, conveying, and controlling equipment, has promoted Andrew Goldner to director-export sales. He rejoined the company in 2012 as export market development...

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Kion North America adds Spokane Forklift to dealer network

November 18, 2016

Kion North America, Summerville, S.C., has appointed Spokane Forklift & Construction Inc., Spokane, Wash., to its dealer network.The dealer will offer sales and service of Linde and Baoli material handling brands to parts of Washington, Idaho, and...

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Compact coil feed lines: small size, large impact

November 18, 2016 | By Nicholas Miller

Profitable part processing begins with a small footprint. a compact coil line does not need a loop and pit because the coil is mounted above the leveler and feeding mechanisms. A compact line has many of the same capabilities as a conventional line but occupies less floor space and, often, with simplified operation. Even at its small size—less than half the size of a standard line—it can handle thick and strong materials. These floor-space savers can process coils up to 20 tons with widths up to 59 inches (1,500 millimeters) and thicknesses between 0.031 and 0.47 in. (0.8 and 12 mm).

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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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UniCarriers Americas names President’s Award winner

November 10, 2016

Material handling equipment manufacturer UniCarriers® Americas Corp. (UCA), Chicago, has announced Vegusa Maquinaria, a provider of specialty equipment located in Aguascalientes, Mexico, as its President’s Award winner.The award recognizes excellence in new equipment sales, parts sales, market...

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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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Presto Lifts acquires ECOA Industrial Lift Products

November 7, 2016

Presto Lifts Inc., Norton, Mass., has announced the acquisition of ECOA Industrial Lift Products of Hialeah, Fla. According to Presto Lifts Vice President Steve Albert, ECOA’s products expand Presto Lifts’ offering with bigger-footprint, heavier-capacity, and custom-designed equipment. Presto...

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UniCarriers Americas expands regional sales team

October 28, 2016

Chicago-based material handling equipment manufacturer UniCarriers Americas Corp. has expanded its regional sales team with the addition of four new employees.Aaron C. Boemmel has been named northeast regional sales manager. Before joining the company, he worked as an account manager of equipment...

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