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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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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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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Belt Technologies obtains ISO 9001:2008 certification renewal

September 29, 2016

Belt Technologies Inc., Agawam, Mass., has received a renewal of its ISO 9001:2008 quality management systems certification.The company produces custom metal belt conveyors for new and existing conveyor...

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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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Portable Solutions Group to expand in Kentucky

September 22, 2016

Portable Solutions Group Inc. (PSG), Worthington, Ky., has announced plans to add a facility in Wurtland, Ky. The new location has more than 50,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing floor space, which is more than double the company’s current manufacturing footprint. PSG provides turnkey ISO shipping...

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Moving additive manufacturing forward

September 14, 2016 | By Tim Heston

EWI’s Buffalo Manufacturing Works, which opened in 2015, has resources covering all seven major categories of additive manufacturing. But having access to the technology and equipment in-house is just half the story. The other half involves experts in design, materials, processes, and quality all working together to move additive technology forward.

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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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