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Vacuum lifter designed to lift heavy pipe from top and prevent surface damage - TheFabricator

Vacuum lifter designed to lift heavy pipe from top and prevent surface damage

August 10, 2010

A new compact, below-the-hook vacuum lifter for pipe handling has been introduced by Anver Corp. The VPFL series can be equipped with a custom pad attachment featuring a rugged foam pad mounted on a steel plate, which is bolted onto an all-welded frame. Designed to lift heavy pipe from the top...

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Permanent magnets lift up to 10,000 lbs. of steel, iron

July 26, 2010

Eriez’ SafeHold® permanent lifting magnets allow manufacturers to lift, pile, and transfer up to 10,000 lbs. of steel and iron of any weight and shape without slings, hooks, or cables. The magnets are available in four styles. The APL series is designed to handle steel in limited-access...

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Jib cranes support indoor, outdoor applications - TheFabricator

Jib cranes support indoor, outdoor applications

July 7, 2010

Konecranes produces jib cranes for overhead lifting in production lines, workstations, machining cells, and warehouses. The cranes support indoor and outdoor applications and are used in customer segments from small workshops to assembly lines and nuclear plants. An adjustable console bearing...

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Compressed air-powered vacuum generators available with different vacuum levels and flow rates

June 28, 2010

Exair's new modular E-Vac® compressed air-powered vacuum generators are suitable for lifting, pick-and-place, clamping, chucking, and surface mounting applications. The vacuum generators provide instantaneous response and are available in many sizes with different vacuum levels and flow rates....

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Automatic load/unload system for turret punch presses retrofittable

June 28, 2010

LVD Strippit, Akron, N.Y., has introduced the Strippit PA-Series automatic load/unload system, a compact material handling device retrofittable for the company's VX, V, VT, S, and ST-Series CNC turret punch presses. The device provides continuous, uninterrupted processing. It reduces manual...

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Electromagnetic vibratory feeders suitable for high-volume, controlled feeding - TheFabricator

Electromagnetic vibratory feeders suitable for high-volume, controlled feeding

June 7, 2010

Eriez's heavy-duty electromagnetic vibratory feeders are suitable for high-volume, controlled feeding. They feature an intermeshed AC/permanent magnet drive and are available in nine models with capacities to 850 tons per hour. The feeders are available with overhead drives, multiple drive...

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Friction-drive conveyor system can move loads from 250 to 2,500 lbs.

June 7, 2010

Jervis B. Webb Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku Co. Ltd., has expanded its conveyor product line with the introduction of its new friction-drive conveyor system. The conveyor is suitable for overhead and inverted power and free conveyors and can be used to move anything from car bodies to...

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Magnetic cross-belt conveyor's design protects it from tramp metal tears - TheFabricator

Magnetic cross-belt conveyor's design protects it from tramp metal tears

May 10, 2010

Bunting® Magnetics Co. has developed a new design for its magnetic cross-belt conveyor product line. UHMW wings extend over the bottom side edges of the belt to protect it from tramp metal tears. This wing design seals the edge of the belt and keeps tramp metal from snapping to the side of...

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Metal recovery system enhanced

April 27, 2010

Eriez® has introduced the ProSort II airless metal recovery system. It includes the same features as the original ProSort, but with twice as many sensors per paddle. The system is designed for the processing of shredded automobiles, comingled recyclables, electronic scrap, and other resource...

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Conveyor rollers use biodegradable grease

March 30, 2010

The Ralphs-Pugh Co. has introduced Green (E) series conveyor rollers. In May 2010, the series 3 rollers with ABEC-1 precision bearings will be available with biodegradable grease. This new lubricant is a high-grade, low-noise grease that provides excellent low-temperature starting torque and long...

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Material handling conveyor driven by patented air bellows technology

March 23, 2010

Midbrook Inc. has released the Shuttle Pro material handling conveyor for the stamping and material handling industries. The pneumatic transport (shaker) conveyor is driven by patented air bellows technology to move scrap, finished products, and other materials. According to the company, the air...

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Load turner has small footprint, operates like rotating C-turner

March 15, 2010

Sweed Machinery Inc. offers a new bundle turner for repositioning of large stacks of metal plates and coils. The unit is compact, taking up less space than a standard C-turner, yet loads and unloads on the same side like a much larger rotating C-turner. The unit has an open design, so that all its...

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Vacuum lifter attaches to contoured structures, vessels

February 9, 2010

Anver Corp. has introduced the VPFL4-20-AIR series vacuum generator, a below-the-hook vacuum lifter that attaches to contoured structures and vessels. The lifter features a tribeam design with adjustable, pivoting suction cups. Accommodating loads from 24 to 48 in. in diameter and up to 500 lbs.,...

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Mobile rig tests, certifies actual pull of magnets with lift capacity up to 17,600 lbs.

December 15, 2009

Walker Magnetics has introduced the mobile test rig for on-site testing of lifting magnets. The 6-ft.-tall stand is used to test and certify the actual pull of any magnet with a lift capacity up to 17,600 lbs.The rig is suitable for shops with multiple lifting magnets that want to make sure their...

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Pop-up transfer conveyor handles up to 250 lbs.

December 15, 2009

TKF offers a light-duty, pop-up transfer conveyor that handles loads up to 250 lbs. The conveyor uses compact, motorized, roller-driven strands rather than chain drives to help reduce noise. No vertical guides or cam ramps are used for positioning, and no slides or bearings are used in its...

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