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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Hoists handle light to medium applications

June 13, 2013

J D Neuhaus offers the JDN Mini series of air-operated hoists for light to medium engineering and general workshop applications. Models are available with payload ratings of 275, 551, 1,102, and 2,160 lbs. The aluminum-bodied units provide optional lift heights of 9.84, 16.40, and 26.25 ft. with a...

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Customized trailers carry 15,000 lbs. -

Customized trailers carry 15,000 lbs.

June 13, 2013

Hamilton Caster has designed customized model XT2309 trailers for an oil contractor, used to transport manifolds that allow oil to flow smoothly from wells into tanks. Each trailer measures 192 in. long by 144 in. wide. The deck is made of smooth-plate steel welded over a steel channel frame....

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Modular chip processing systems require minimal floor space -

Modular chip processing systems require minimal floor space

June 6, 2013

Prab Inc. offers modular chip processing systems for processing scrap while taking up minimal floor space. Modules can be added to the maneuverable systems to expand chip-handling capacity. The systems typically include material handling conveyors, a preprocessing crusher and/or shredder as...

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Separation conveyor produces high magnetic fields

May 29, 2013

Bunting® Magnetics Co. has introduced a new line of high-intensity separation conveyors. They provide high magnetic fields to remove lightly magnetic tramp metal fines. High-intensity magnetic fields also separate work-hardened 300 series stainless steel from the product stream, increasing...

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Lifting magnets move steel without slings, hooks

May 19, 2013

Eriez® offers lifting magnets in permanent and electro designs for a variety of applications. They lift and move steel without direct attachment by slings, hooks, or cables. SafeHold® permanent lift magnets are suitable for carrying semifinished products such as machined parts, castings, press...

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Robotic pallet wrapper accommodates loads to 93 in. high

May 19, 2013

ITW Muller has introduced its GW-4100 robotic pallet wrapper. Reaching speeds of 37 loads/hr., its standard telescoping mast accommodates load heights up to 93 in. The built-in film cutter cuts film at completion of wrap cycles and helps minimize the risk of operator injury. Designed for use with...

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Pacific Software to acquire A&F Conveyors Ltd.

May 16, 2013

Pacific Software Inc., Toronto, has entered into an agreement to acquire A&F Conveyors Ltd., a metal fabrication company in Bolton, Ont. A&F is a partner to numerous industries supplying equipment for the water treatment, wastewater treatment, pulp and paper, mining, nuclear, energy, food,...

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Cincinnati Incorporated redesigns website

May 16, 2013

Cincinnati Incorporated, Cincinnati, has launched a new website at highlighting its products and services, including equipment, software, material handling, and controls. Visitors can access a press brake load calculator; see videos on laser cutting and fabrication equipment demos;...

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Vacuum cups withstand hot forming temps -

Vacuum cups withstand hot forming temps

May 9, 2013

Bilsing Automation North America has introduced the WF2 series black vacuum cups, designed to withstand the high-temperature environment of hot forming. The new silicone-free cups, made of FPM, can withstand temperatures up to 482 degrees F with a medium-hard material ranking of 70 Shore A. The...

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AccuBilt celebrates 25 years in business

May 8, 2013

AccuBilt Inc. of Jackson, Mich., marks 25 years in business in 2013. Founded in 1988, the company is a turnkey systems builder and integrator, providing design, build, installation, and support of robotic and dedicated automation systems for welding, assembly, material handling, and automation...

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Alliance Holdings acquires Walker Magnetics Group

April 25, 2013

Alliance Holdings Inc., Abington, Pa., has acquired Walker Magnetics Group Inc., Worcester, Mass., a manufacturer of magnetic products for workholding, material handling, and separation applications. "Walker actively and methodically sought out a partner to help us develop and implement...

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Battery-powered scissor lift places loads at convenient height -

Battery-powered scissor lift places loads at convenient height

April 9, 2013

XBP series portable electric scissor lifts are available from Presto Lifts Inc. The battery-powered tables lift and lower at the touch of a button, allowing the operator to transport loads and lift them to a convenient height, regardless of the application. According to the company, they roll...

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Floor-level lifts can be loaded, unloaded by hand pallet jack -

Floor-level lifts can be loaded, unloaded by hand pallet jack

March 12, 2013

Presto Lifts Inc. offers the XZ series hydraulic floor-level lifts for loads up to 6,000 lbs. Suitable for assembly, maintenance, and palletizing applications, they can be loaded and unloaded with an ordinary hand pallet jack. The lift platform lowers to floor level, leaving the pan-style...

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Eriez promotes director - corporate communications -

Eriez promotes director - corporate communications

March 5, 2013

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., a provider of magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, X-ray, materials feeding, screening, conveying, and controlling equipment, has promoted John Blicha to director of corporate communications. Blicha directs Eriez' advertising, literature, trade show, and inquiry...

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Air skate systems move loads up to 540,000 lbs.

March 4, 2013

Air skates from Lifting Gear Hire Corp. move heavy loads on a thin cushion of air. Available in sets of four or six, the air skates lower the coefficient of friction near 1 percent, allowing one person to move 5,000 lbs. on a smooth and flat floor. The air skate system uses a manifold that...

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