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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Bidirectional AGV transports unpackaged automotive parts - TheFabricator.com

Bidirectional AGV transports unpackaged automotive parts

July 19, 2012

Creform Corp. has designed and built a series of AGV carts to meet the needs of an automotive manufacturer for moving unpackaged parts and components from one department to another. The traverse covers more than 950 ft. while handling parts without damage, battery maintenance, or human...

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Conveyor's internal track system designed for low maintenance - TheFabricator.com

Conveyor's internal track system designed for low maintenance

July 19, 2012

Eriez® chip and parts conveyors provide a self-contained method for moving and elevating ferrous materials. With a completely enclosed conveyor mechanism, there are no moving external parts to jam or break. The internal track system, called Tuf-Trac, is designed for low maintenance and quiet...

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Nissan Forklift adds senior manager of outside sales - TheFabricator.com

Nissan Forklift adds senior manager of outside sales

July 19, 2012

Material handling equipment-maker Nissan Forklift Corp., Marengo, Ill., has hired Charles VandenBosch as senior manager of outside sales. With seven years of dealer development experience, he is responsible for increasing equipment and parts sales, as well as the company's market share....

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LiftOne to represent Yale forklifts in central Tennessee

July 17, 2012

Effective Aug. 1, LiftOne LLC, Charlotte, N.C., will become the authorized dealer for Yale® material handling equipment in the Tennessee markets previously serviced by KMH Systems. LiftOne has announced its intent to purchase certain new Yale inventory and aftermarket parts from KMH. KMH...

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Handling Specialty Mfg. achieves ISO 9001:2008 recertification

July 17, 2012

Handling Specialty Mfg. Ltd., Grimsby, Ont., successfully passed its ISO 9001:2008 recertification audit. The company is a designer and manufacturer of material handling systems for the transportation, automotive, aerospace, and metal processing industries....

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Remote control permanent lift magnet eliminates cords

July 12, 2012

Industrial Magnetics Inc. has introduced the DynamicLift™ lifting magnet. Featuring MagSwitch™ technology, it is the first remote-operated permanent lift magnet that allows an operator to turn the magnet on and off using a remote control, without the need of air or electricity, the company...

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Robertson Equipment receives Eriez' 2011 Merwin Award

July 11, 2012

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has awarded its 2011 Merwin Award to Robertson Equipment, Strongsville, Ohio. Robertson beat out 27 other finalists to win the award, which is given annually to Eriez' most outstanding U.S. field sales office. "Robertson Equipment exceeded their full-year sales goals and did an...

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MPI names director of operations

July 11, 2012

Magnetic Products Inc. (MPI), a worldwide provider of magnetic and nonmagnetic material handling systems, has hired John Nathan as director of operations. He has more than 20 years of leadership experience with several manufacturers. In this position, Nathan is responsible for all aspects of...

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Lewco appoints purchasing manager

July 10, 2012

Lewco Inc. has appointed Scott Parish as purchasing manager at corporate headquarters in Sandusky, Ohio. His responsibilities include management and continual development of the purchasing team and implementation of industry best practices in supply chain management. Parish has a background in...

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Belt conveyors designed for tight transfers - TheFabricator.com

Belt conveyors designed for tight transfers

June 13, 2012

Dorner 2200 and 2300 series low-profile belt conveyors come with a new small-pitch, modular, plastic belt option that provides nosebar transfers as tight as 0.31 in., making them suitable for infeed and outfeed to machinery, as well as unit handling within the machine. The nosebar is suitable...

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Murata Machinery USA establishes new website

June 13, 2012

Murata Machinery USA Inc., Charlotte, N.C., has announced the development and launch of a new website at www.muratec-usa.com that features the company's automated lathes, turret punch presses, and material handling systems. It encompasses the company's design, build, and engineering capabilities...

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Steel King Industries celebrates employee safety milestone

June 12, 2012

Steel King Industries Inc. has announced that its Stevens Point, Wis., manufacturing facility has achieved the safety milestone of no lost-time injuries (LTI) over a one-year time period. Employees achieved the milestone on May 9, 2012, having logged nearly 136,800 hours of work without a single...

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Plate, sheet vacuum lifter handles any cutting table material - TheFabricator.com

Plate, sheet vacuum lifter handles any cutting table material

June 12, 2012

Anver Corp. offers the E-series mill-duty vacuum lifter, a single-operator, heavy-duty, high-capacity lifter designed for handling heavy ferrous and nonferrous plate and sheet from the top for loading cutting tables. Featuring an all-welded steel frame and fully adjustable cross beams, the...

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Dorner adds interactive platform to website

June 11, 2012

Dorner Mfg., Hartland, Wis., has announced the addition of an interactive platform to its website at www.dornerconveyors.com. The home page features such search tabs as products, industries, applications, and hotline help. A live chat tab will be launched soon to allow customers to interact online...

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Eriez releases video on mobile training, education center - TheFabricator.com

Eriez releases video on mobile training, education center

May 24, 2012

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has released a new video showcasing the Orange University® mobile training and education center, a 38-ft. Winnebago® equipped with Eriez products for food, pharmaceutical, chemical, processing, plastics, and most manufacturing applications. The two-minute video can...

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