Materials Handling Products

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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Space-saving forklifts introduced

September 12, 2006

Combilift has developed thee models of its space-saving forklifts for materials handling applications.The TeleCombi is fitted with a one-stage boom mounted on a moving carriage. It has a reach of 3 m...

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Flexible conveyor system allows product transfer between different elevation patterns

September 12, 2006

Conveyor Technologies' Multi-Flex VSC conveyor system has three angle selections—30 degrees, 45 degrees, and 60 degrees—that can be assembled into eight different conveyor types to...

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Compressed-air vacuum lifter lifts up to 550 lbs.

September 12, 2006

The VM-Series vacuum lifter from Anver Corp. is a hoist-integrated, ergonomic lifting system that operates on compressed air for handling loads weighing up to 550 lbs.The fully adjustable frames and...

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Feed system achieves nested pattern in small footprint

August 8, 2006

The WigWag™ feed from Dynamic Feeds Inc. achieves a zigzag (nested) pattern in a small footprint by pivoting motion.The system is controlled by a single software package and uses CAN bus...

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Heavy-duty turntables available in cast iron, stainless steel

July 11, 2006

SKF® Linear Motion & Precision Technologies has introduced its heavy-duty turntables operation in work and assembly stations, welding tables, swivel product displays, material container stands,...

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Gantry system facilitates pick-and-place, loading/unloading

July 11, 2006

Bosch Rexroth Corp. offers the IndraMotion for Handling, a complete and scalable gantry system for handling applications.The system includes necessary hardware and software components with predefined...

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Gravity flow rack has self-acting escapement

June 13, 2006

Lewco Inc. offers gravity flow racks with self-acting escapement.The racks include two 15-ft. box loader conveyors that hold up eight baskets that are 36-in. wide by 21 in. deep by 22 in. high and...

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Bar cradle trucks have up to 10,000-lb. capacity

June 13, 2006

Newly designed bar cradle trucks from The Durham Mfg. Co. offer 25 percent more cradle space with 4,000- and 10,000-lb. weight capacities for storage and movement of heavy pipe, tubing, and...

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Robot handles welding, assembly, material handling

May 9, 2006

FANUC Robotics North America Inc. has introduced the R-2000iB multipurpose, intelligent robot that handles welding, assembly, part transfer, material removal, and machine loading.The robot is...

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Vacuum lifter handles awkward loads

May 9, 2006

Anver Corp. offers the VPF-57 below-the-hook vacuum lifters that can be fitted with custom beams for handling long, bent, awkward loads in metal stamping, cutting, and assembly operations.The lifters,...

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Inductive proximity, position sensors designed for multiple applications

April 11, 2006

A line of small square and rectangular inductive proximity and position sensors from Baumer Electric is designed for tight-spaced robotic, conveyor, and material handling applications.Ranging in size...

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Adjustable roller shelf system introduced

April 11, 2006

Lista Intl. Corp. has introduced the Storage Wall® roller shelf, a system of shelves to be used within the company's Storage Wall system.Constructed with standard conveyor roller, the shelf system...

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Center-drive conveyors require limited space

March 7, 2006

QC Industries offers the 250 series center-drive conveyors that feature a 1.89-in. profile, allowing them to be used in applications where space is limited.The units have a load-carrying capacity of...

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Electric-powered vacuum lifters support heavy loads

March 7, 2006

Anver Corp. offers electric-powered vacuum lifters that can be custom-built with frames up to 20 ft. long, various cross-bar sizes, and up to 50 individual valve-operated vacuum cups to support heavy...

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Reel designed for smooth payoff of ferrous, nonferrous materials

January 10, 2006

P/A Industries offers its Palletizer horizontal payout reel, designed for the smooth payoff of both ferrous and nonferrous materials such as mild steel, brass, and aluminum. It is available in sizes...

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