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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Small conveyor available with fixed-speed motor

July 22, 2015

Dorner has announced that its smallest conveyor, the 1100 series, now comes with an upgraded, fixed-speed motor that is 50 percent quieter than the previous version and rated for 10,000 hours of operation. Designed for moving small parts, the compact conveyor has a low, 0.75-in. frame height....

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Automated sheet metal vertical lift designed for small-volume manufacturing

July 22, 2015

Vidir Machine offers an automated sheet metal vertical lift designed for low- to medium-volume sheet metal manufacturers. The unit can be adapted for the storage of sheet metal, barstock, press brake dies, and punches. Designed to feed metal fabricating machinery directly, the lift creates a...

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Standard gantry cranes come in various configurations, capacities

July 7, 2015

Engineered Material Handling (EMH) has introduced a line of standard gantry cranes. They are available in single- or double-leg configurations and in 3-, 5-, 7.5, and10-ton capacities. Spans are 20 to 56 ft. Users choose the configuration and capacity and use a chart to choose the most suitable...

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Flexible, compact rigging kits move loads up to 64,000 lbs.

June 9, 2015

The compact, flexible AeroGo air caster rigging kit contains everything necessary to move heavy, awkward, or delicate loads using compressed air. The kit can be configured to accommodate numerous and varied load requirements in a variety of applications, handling load weights as heavy as 64,000...

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Catalog features material handling products

June 1, 2015

Verti-Lift offers a 20-page catalog highlighting its material handling products, including hydraulic and pneumatic work positioners; standard and heavy-duty scissor lifts; portable electric and battery-operated scissor lifts; ground-level zero lifts; portable worktables; turntables; hydraulic and...

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Pallet truck attachment helps improve order picking ergonomics

May 8, 2015

The PalletPal Walkie from Southworth Products mounts to any standard electric walkie or walkie/rider pallet truck. It uses a calibrated spring mechanism to adjust the height of a pallet load as boxes are added or removed. The top layer of the load is always at a working height that allows employees...

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Vacuum generator’s pad attachment allows handling of round loads

May 7, 2015

Anver Corp. has introduced a compact, ergonomic vacuum generator with a vacuum pad attachment that mirrors the contour of dome-shaped, round loads with smooth or semitextured surfaces. The VPF series vacuum generator is a below-the-hook system designed for a single operator to safely handle...

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Crane brakes made for frequent start/stop cycles on cranes, conveyors

May 6, 2015

The MagnaShear™ motor brake from Force Control Industries employs oil shear technology to provide long service life in demanding crane applications, especially those with frequent start/stop cycles, the company reports. Oil shear technology transmits torque between lubricated surfaces,...

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Pneumatic-tire, heavy-duty lift trucks available with Tier 4 diesel engine

April 23, 2015

UniCarriers Americas Corp. has announced that its G04 series 8,000- to 11,000-lb.-capacity, pneumatic-tire lift trucks now are available with a GCT ZD30 Tier 4 diesel engine. The engine delivers an approximate 10 percent increase in fuel efficiency compared to the previous engine design and...

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Lifting magnets lift and transfer up to 10,000 lbs. of steel, iron

April 22, 2015

Eriez® SafeHold® permanent lifting magnets are suitable for carrying semifinished products such as machined parts, castings, press molds, steel plates, bars, and tubes without slings, hooks, or cables. The magnets are available in ceramic and rare-earth models, lift up to 10,000 lbs., need no...

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Battery-operated lifting magnet handles up to 2,000 lbs.

April 16, 2015

DocMagnet offers the Beelift permanent-electro (PE) battery-operated lifter. The lifter features push-button technology, an antidemag safety mechanism to prevent accidental release of the load, a lithium-ion battery, external battery charger, low-battery alarm, tilt sensors, and an auto-on function...

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Vacuum products designed to be economically priced

April 16, 2015

Piab has introduced the Value line of products. It includes 21 suction cups in three different shapes, as well as two small, lightweight vacuum ejectors. The economically priced products are suitable for basic applications in which machine speeds and surfaces to be gripped are less challenging,...

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Chip conveyor integrates coolant-cleaning technology

April 7, 2015

Mayfran Intl. has announced the availability of the CleanSweep-RM conveyor, which integrates coolant-cleaning technology with chip handling and removal. The compact conveyor allows chips and coolants to enter the load area of the conveyor, where large chips are carried by the hinge belt and...

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Vacuum cups designed for use with part-present technology

April 2, 2015

Vi-Cas Mfg. offers a variety of vacuum cups for ergonomic lifters of all types and sizes. When combined with part-present technology, they securely hold heavy loads until the part is properly seated in the next cell, preventing premature load release. Vacuum cups hold the load firmly as additional...

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Aluminum lift transports loads up to 500 lbs.

March 31, 2015

Valley Craft Industries offers the PAL 500 lightweight aluminum lift for lifting and transport of heavy materials. It has a 500-lb. load capacity and overall unit height of 81 in. The slim profile simplifies maneuvering in narrow and confined spaces. The unit also is equipped with overload...

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