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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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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Vacuum lifter requires no external power

January 10, 2006

Anver Corp.'s mechanical vacuum lifter features a self-cycling valve and piston that create suction when lowered from a crane onto a load until the chain slackens completely and is raised again.The...

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Magnetic sheet stackers move ferrous parts

November 8, 2005

Bunting Magnetics Co. offers magnetic sheet stackers for moving ferrous parts. The stackers move sheet metal components directly from existing conveyors, punch presses, stamping or blanking...

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Magnetic ground clamp features simple connect, release

November 8, 2005

Western Enterprises' new MagSwitch magnetic ground clamp incorporates a simple connect and release on/off knob that let the user turn the magnet off and clean away debris.The unit is designed from...

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Orbital stretch wrap machine secures loads on forks, forklift

October 11, 2005

Yellow Jacket LLP has improved its 87-in. 110® orbital wrap machine for securing any standard, oversized, or odd-shaped palletized loads on the forks or forklift.Loads are wrapped and secured as a...

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Robotic system unloads, racks mixed series automotive panels

October 11, 2005

High Production Technology offers its RapidRacking™ system, a vision-guided robotic system for unloading and racking a mixed series of automotive panels.To unload a formed part, the racking...

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Scale weighs, transports rod, tube, bar stock

October 11, 2005

Alliance Scale Inc. offers a rod weighing scale designed to weigh rod, tube, and bar stock and transport it on heavy-duty, smooth rolling casters to a storage bin or to feed machinery.The portable...

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