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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Webinar to highlight robotic material handling

October 23, 2012

Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., will present a free webinar, “New Techniques in Robotic Material Handling,” on Nov. 1 from noon to 1:00 p.m. EDT.M The webinar will: Present new robotic material handling methods and explain how they drive ROI. Highlight new robotic...

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Hydraulic precision leveler handles material to 2.375 in. thick - TheFabricator.com

Hydraulic precision leveler handles material to 2.375 in. thick

October 17, 2012

The Arku FlatMaster® hydraulic precision leveler handles material from 0.020 to 2.375 in. thick. It features gap control, overload protection, and a quick-change system for its leveling rollers. The leveler is suitable for use in job shops for perforated material; laser, plasma, and flame...

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Arku holds Oktoberfest celebration - TheFabricator.com

Arku holds Oktoberfest celebration

October 10, 2012

Every two years Arku invites customers, business partners, and friends for a customer appreciation day including an Oktoberfest with authentic German food, beverages, and folk music. More than 100 guests attended the event on Oct. 4, 2012, at the company's Cincinnati location. Albert Reiss,...

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American Crane & Equipment installs crane system at Boeing facility

October 9, 2012

American Crane & Equipment Corp., a manufacturer of overhead electric cranes and hoists in Douglassville, Pa., has completed installation of a custom underhung crane system built for the new Boeing manufacturing facility in Charleston, S.C. The 80-ton-capacity crane features 14 bridges that...

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Material handling robot handles large, heavy parts

October 9, 2012

FANUC Robotics America has introduced the M-900iB/700 super-heavy-payload material handling robot. It has a 29.28-ft. horizontal reach and 0.77-ton payload capacity. The robot can handle very large and heavy parts, such as aerospace and power train components, engines, truck and bus frames,...

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Intelligrated hires senior sales engineer

October 8, 2012

Intelligrated®, Cincinnati, an automated material handling systems provider, has appointed Tracy Perdue to the position of senior sales engineer for its southern regional operations. Perdue has more than 15 years of material handling sales experience. Before joining the company, he served as a...

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Cincinnati Incorporated appoints regional sales engineer

October 1, 2012

Cincinnati Incorporated, Cincinnati, has named Darren Bobbitt as regional sales engineer for Arkansas and Oklahoma. Bobbitt, a 10-year veteran of manufacturing, holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Cincinnati Incorporated provides...

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Electric tug does work of four people - TheFabricator.com

Electric tug does work of four people

September 25, 2012

American Sales Development LLC has introduced the ASD electric walkie tug for moving heavy or unwieldy loads in a manufacturing or warehouse environment. With a capacity of up to 20,000 lbs. on wheeled carts or trailers, the unit replaces the effort of four to eight people. The walk-behind,...

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Coe Press Equipment hires mechanical engineering manager - TheFabricator.com

Coe Press Equipment hires mechanical engineering manager

September 18, 2012

Coe Press Equipment, a provider of coil handling equipment in Sterling Heights, Mich., has announced the appointment of Kevin Dombrowski as mechanical engineering manager. His responsibilities include leading the company's production engineering area and assisting the sales, service, machining,...

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Richard Ryan, Dorner president and CEO, dies in accident - TheFabricator.com

Richard Ryan, Dorner president and CEO, dies in accident

September 13, 2012

Dorner Mfg. Corp. President and CEO Richard "Rich" Ryan, 59, died in a motorcycle accident Sept. 8 while traveling in the western U.S. Ryan joined Dorner, located in Hartland, Wis., in October 2005 as COO. He held that position until June 2012, when he was appointed president and CEO following...

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Eriez names product engineering manager

September 5, 2012

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has announced the promotion of Nicole Skias to product engineering manager for the Eriez Hydroflow® line. She is responsible for all mechanical engineering functions, production control, and purchasing activities pertaining to the line, with duties including new-product...

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Herr-Voss Stamco receives order for tension leveler

September 4, 2012

Herr-Voss Stamco®, Callery, Pa., a supplier of coil processing equipment, has received an order from Jupiter Aluminum for a tension leveler to be installed in its Hammond, Ind., facility. The 6-high module tension leveler features a simplified design and oil mist lubrication of the roller...

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Flexible industrial vacuum hose resists chemicals - TheFabricator.com

Flexible industrial vacuum hose resists chemicals

August 22, 2012

Flexaust® MG-series all-purpose industrial vacuum hose is available in two materials for a variety of fluid handling, ventilation, and material handling or evacuation applications. The flexible, lightweight, chemical-resistant hose is available in PVC and polyurethane versions or blended...

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Cart spins for unloading of bulk containers - TheFabricator.com

Cart spins for unloading of bulk containers

August 15, 2012

Kinetic Technologies Inc. has developed a low-profile cart that spins on its own length to simplify the unloading of bulk containers filled with large items. The six-wheeled cart measures 6.5 in. high from floor to deck and has a 50- by 50-in. usable deck area. Additional features include a...

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Rack prevents damage to finished parts

August 6, 2012

Royal Products has introduced the Econo-Rack™, a device that collects finished parts as they come off of any bar-fed CNC lathe. It prevents damage to finished parts by feeding products onto a turntable covered by a low-friction UHMW material instead of into an oil-filled collection bucket. The...

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