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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Two-finger adaptive gripper made for high-mix automation

May 17, 2012

Robotiq has announced the availability of its two-finger adaptive robotic gripper. The programmable gripper offers three distinct modes — parallel, encompassing, and inside grip — to enable handling of flat, square, cylindrical, and irregular parts. The high payload-to-weight ratio and long...

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Forklift trucks made for light-, medium-duty applications - TheFabricator.com

Forklift trucks made for light-, medium-duty applications

May 15, 2012

UTILEV® has announced the availability of the UT25-30P line of diesel and LPG fuel forklift trucks in 5,000- and 6,000-lb. capacities in select U.S. markets. The trucks are suitable for light- to medium-duty operating environments and for customers who use their lift trucks intermittently...

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Storch conveyor is officially world’s longest

May 10, 2012

A 92.5-ft. magnetic slide conveyor, special-ordered by ATK Small Caliber, Independence, Mo., and manufactured by Storch Magnetics, Livonia, Mich., has been accepted by the Guinness World Records as the world's longest conveyor. ATK manufactures ferrous ammunition clips that are used to link...

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Boltech merges with Taylor-Winfield Technologies

May 8, 2012

The Brilex Group of Companies has announced the merger of Boltech Inc. with Taylor-Winfield Technologies Inc. All current Boltech employees have relocated to the Taylor-Winfield offices in Hubbard, Ohio. Rich Gunter, project manager at Boltech, will transfer to the Innovation Place facility as...

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Caster Concepts adds Conveyor Concepts business

May 3, 2012

Caster Concepts Inc., Albion, Mich., a manufacturer of heavy-duty industrial casters and wheels, has announced the addition of Conveyor Concepts to its family of businesses. Conveyor Concepts manufactures components for the conveyor industry, including conveyor rollers, drive assemblies, and...

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Nissan Forklift names national account manager - TheFabricator.com

Nissan Forklift names national account manager

May 1, 2012

Nissan Forklift Corp., Marengo, Ill., has announced the appointment of Dale Skiles as national account manager. Responsible for U.S. accounts and development of new North American accounts, Skiles has 17 years of experience in the industry. He has a bachelor's degree in social science from the...

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New tools pick up material handling pace - TheFabricator.com

New tools pick up material handling pace

April 27, 2012

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A variety of robotic tooling advances support technologies for moving parts through presses while increasing tooling changeover flexibility, reducing die set risks, creating efficiencies, and protecting against part damage.

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Eriez launches website section devoted to environmentally friendly products

April 26, 2012

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has added a new section to its website that is devoted to its Eco-Certified program and products. Demonstrating its commitment to a better, cleaner environment, the company developed the Eco-Certification designation for a variety of its magnetic separation and recycling...

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Extra-large, flat suction cups provide sheet handling flexibility - TheFabricator.com

Extra-large, flat suction cups provide sheet handling flexibility

April 24, 2012

Piab has introduced a new line of extra-large, flat suction cups designed to handle various product sheets securely in manufacturing environments. The XLF line of suction cups is available in four different diameters: 150, 200, 250, and 300 mm. All sizes are similarly designed with an aluminum...

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Industrial Growth Partners acquires Cambridge

April 19, 2012

Industrial Growth Partners, together with management and other investors, has acquired Cambridge Intl. Inc., Cambridge, Md., a manufacturer of metal conveyor belts and related woven metal mesh products. The transaction structure creates a platform for Cambridge to accelerate its growth in its core...

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Serapid produces triple-telescopic-mast station

April 19, 2012

Serapid Inc., a supplier of lifts and transfer systems technology in Sterling Heights, Mich., has produced a triple-mast station for an engineering and scientific services firm engaged in providing support and services to the U.S. Department of Defense. The remote-controlled Telemast triple-mast...

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Telescopic-mast articulating crane replaces nuclear rods

April 19, 2012

Air Technical Industries has manufactured a telescopic-mast articulating crane, constructed mostly from aluminum, to be used by a nuclear power plant in California for replacing fuel rods in combustion engineering reactors. The modular crane's mast can raise up to 57 ft. through hydraulically...

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Service center gets new set of wheels - TheFabricator.com

Service center gets new set of wheels

April 16, 2012

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When Tioga Pipe Supply Co. Inc. built a new facility in Easton, Penn., it leveraged its 60 years in business to design its new building. It planned the new facility, 150,000 sq. ft. under roof and 10 acres of outdoor storage area, around the use of side-loading lift trucks. The only drawback was occasional damage to the fork trucks' guide rollers, which Combilift eliminated when it designed a set of adjustable guide rollers specifically for Tioga.

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Vacuum lifter handles large stampings - TheFabricator.com

Vacuum lifter handles large stampings

April 3, 2012

Anver Corp.'s new vacuum lifter-flipper handles large stampings and rotationally molded parts. Featuring an offset beam with suction cups for gripping a large tublike item from the inside, the unit is powered for flipping the item 180 degrees for placement onto a table or into another process....

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Robertson Equipment Co. wins Eriez sales award

March 26, 2012

Eriez®, a provider of equipment for magnetic, vibratory, and inspection applications in Erie, Pa., has named Robertson Equipment Co., Strongsville, Ohio, as the winner of its 2011 Merwin Award. Eriez presents this award each year to its most outstanding U.S. field sales office. Robertson...

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