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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Nissan Forklift Corp. names dealer in Texas -

Nissan Forklift Corp. names dealer in Texas

February 10, 2012

Nissan Forklift Corp., Marengo, Ill., has named Sunbelt Industrial Trucks as a new authorized dealer in north Texas, covering the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Sunbelt offers all five classes of Nissan Forklift lift trucks, as well as OEM parts and...

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Sterling Blower achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification

February 8, 2012

Sterling Blower Co., Forest, Va., has received registration to ISO 9001:2008 for compliance with quality process standards and effective business management systems for all its operations. The company supplies complete pneumatic material handling and reclaiming systems to several industries,...

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Briggs Equipment, LiftOne now distributing Hyster products

January 30, 2012

After each acquiring portions of Barloworld Handling assets, two companies are now distributing and servicing Hyster® brand lift trucks. Briggs Equipment Inc., located in Dallas, now represents Hyster in Florida, Arkansas, and portions of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama,...

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Exodus to grow in response to distribution alliance with Caterpillar

January 30, 2012

Exodus Machines has announced plans to expand its material handling machine manufacturing operations in Superior, Wis. The announcement comes after Exodus formed an alliance with Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill., to sell the machines exclusively through the Caterpillar distribution network. Exodus...

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Eriez celebrates 70 years in business

January 23, 2012

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., a manufacturer of magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, X-ray, materials feeding, screening, conveying, and controlling equipment, is marking its 70th year in business in 2012. The company states that it plans to observe the anniversary throughout the year by striving...

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Nissan Forklift establishes e-commerce portal

January 17, 2012

Nissan Forklift Corp. has launched, an online portal for its dealers and other partners. The system allows users to make complete orders from their own spreadsheets by uploading an Excel® file instead of individually ordering each item needed. It also offers one-click reordering. The...

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Hydraulic upender facilitates loading, tilting steel coil 90 degrees -

Hydraulic upender facilitates loading, tilting steel coil 90 degrees

January 12, 2012

Pentalift Equipment Corp. has designed a coil-handling upender for a manufacturer of medium and large transformers. The 60,000-lb.-capacity upender facilitates a process of loading and tilting a steel coil 90 degrees to begin the decoiling procedure. Both platforms are 8 ft. wide and 16 ft....

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Bystronic names western Canada representative

January 9, 2012

Bystronic Inc., Elgin, Ill., has named Akhurst Machinery Co. as its distributor in western Canada, providing local sales and technical support. Bystronic is a manufacturer of press brakes, precision lasers, waterjet machinery, and automation and material handling systems....

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Eriez founder inducted into Erie Hall of Fame

December 20, 2011

Orange Fowler (O.F.) Merwin, founder of Eriez®, Erie, Pa., is a 2011 inductee into the Erie Hall of Fame. Erie's WQLN-TV started the Hall of Fame in 2007 to recognize the accomplishments of people who made global contributions while living or working in the Erie region. The 2011 class brings the...

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Cincinnati Incorporated adds senior sales engineer in Texas

December 6, 2011

Cincinnati Incorporated has announced the addition of Kent Dixon as a senior sales engineer for Texas. He has more than 10 years of engineering experience, including design, manufacturing, and project management, and 13 years of capital equipment sales experience to Cincinnati. In this position,...

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Vacuum lifter provides powered rotation in both directions, custom antiskid side grippers -

Vacuum lifter provides powered rotation in both directions, custom antiskid side grippers

November 21, 2011

Anver Corp. has introduced a new vacuum lifter that provides powered rotation in both directions and custom antiskid side grippers for rotating large, bulky loads. The PROT series rotator can be locked in place and operated from a single pendant control. It can handle loads up to 2,000 lbs. and...

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Angled frame conveyors designed to enable elevation changes not possible with flat conveyors -

Angled frame conveyors designed to enable elevation changes not possible with flat conveyors

November 21, 2011

QC Industries has introduced the Automation series AS40Z angled frame conveyors. According to the company, they enable elevation changes that aren’t possible with a flat conveyor. The conveyors feature 1.95-in.-high, rigid aluminum frames that resist twisting. They also feature a Z-Track...

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Fully integrated vacuum lifter with manual tilting handles compact metallic loads -

Fully integrated vacuum lifter with manual tilting handles compact metallic loads

October 31, 2011

A fully integrated vacuum-hoist lifter with manual tilting, designed to handle compact metallic loads in pick-and-place assembly applications, has been introduced by Anver Corp. Featuring a custom pickup suction pad, the VM series is suitable for assembly operations and feeding machining...

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A holistic view of holemaking -

A holistic view of holemaking

October 20, 2011


Drill lines must be robust enough to properly support the aggressive speeds and feeds of modern tooling. At the same time, shop layout and material handling strategies must ensure no drill line sits idle for excessive periods, just waiting for that next piece of material.

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MHIA names new CEO

October 7, 2011

George W. Prest has been named CEO of Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA), Charlotte, N.C. He succeeds John Nofsinger, who will retire on Dec. 31. Prest has more than 30 years of experience in managing and owning material handling manufacturing companies. He has been recognized for his...

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