Materials Handling News

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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New robot orders fall 30 percent in first quarter

June 13, 2006

According to statistics released by the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich, new orders for North American robotics companies fell 30 percent in the first quarter of 2006.A 39...

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Prima to hold open house

May 9, 2006

Prima North America is holding an open house May 23 - 24 at its Chicopee, Mass., Technology Center to debut its new Syncrono laser cutting machine.Visitors also will be able to view demonstrations of...

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Jervis B. Webb acquires Mentor AGVS

May 9, 2006

Jervis B. Webb Co., Farmington Hills, Mich., has acquired Mentor AGVS, Warrensville Heights, Ohio, a supplier of automatic guided vehicle (AGV) systems.The acquisition expands Webb's product line to...

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H & H celebrates anniversary

April 11, 2006

H & H Sales Co. Inc., Huntertown, Ind., is celebrating its 55th anniversary this year.H & H Equipment Co., founded in 1951, works extensively with propane, welding, and other high-pressure industries....

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Atlas Technologies relocates

March 7, 2006

Atlas Technologies Inc., Fenton, Mich., has relocated its South Alloy Drive headquarters to its newer Copper Avenue Technical Center.The company built the 59,000-sq.-ft. center in 1997 with plans to...

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Bystronic names distributor

February 7, 2006

Bystronic Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., has signed on ACC Machinery Co. Inc., Phoenix, as a distributor for the Arizona region.Systems offered include Byspeed Bysprint, and Bystar laser cutting systems; the...

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FANUC Southeast moves to new facility

January 10, 2006

FANUC Robotics America Inc., Rochester Hills, Mich., is moving its Southeast operations to a 22,000-sq.-ft. customer technology center near Charlotte, N.C.The additional floor space is dedicated to...

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Dorner names COO

December 13, 2005

Dorner Mfg. Corp., Hartland, Wis., has named Richard "Rich" Ryan as chief operating officer.Ryan joins the company from Rockwell Automation, where he held a variety of executive management positions....

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Jervis B. Webb Co. names senior vice president

December 13, 2005

Jervis B. Webb Co., Farmington Hills, Mich., has promoted Brian G. Stewart to senior vice president and COO. He is responsible for all aspects of engineering, sales and marketing, purchasing,...

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Linde Material Handling-North America appoints staff

December 13, 2005

Linde Material Handling-North America, Summerville, S.C., has appointed Rich Bevington as regional sales manager. Mike Paul will assume responsibilities for the company's dealers.Bevington is...

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Salvagnini America names North American operation president

October 24, 2005

Bill Bossard, vice president marketing and sales of Salvagnini America, has been named president of the company's North American unit, announced CEO Eugenio Bassan. In addition to continuing in his...

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Rumble acquires Orchid

October 11, 2005

Rumble Automation Inc., a manufacturer of welding and assembly equipment, has announced the acquisition of Orchid Automation, a manufacturer of pressroom automation and material handling equipment.The...

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LINPAC promotes personnel

September 13, 2005

LINPAC Materials Handling, Georgetown, Ky., has promoted Stuart Hayden to plant manager of the Georgetown manufacturing facility and Brigitte Mader to marketing specialist focusing on the automotive...

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KUKA partners with Nercon

September 13, 2005

KUKA Robotics Corp., Clinton Township, Mich., has signed Nercon Engineering and Manufacturing Inc., Oshkosh, Wis., as a system partner to deliver expanded automation offerings to the packaging and...

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High Production Technology receives ISO 9001:2000 certification

September 13, 2005

High Production Technology (HPT), Napoleon, Ohio, has been granted ISO 9001:2000 certification following a quality management system audit conducted by AQSR.A wholly owned subsidiary of Automatic Feed...

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