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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Upenders accommodate 4,000- to 20,000-lb. coils

June 14, 2005

Press Room Equipment Co. offers a line of upenders that accommodate 4,000- to 20,000-lb. coils.A hand-held pendant with a 10-ft. curled cord controls the upender rotation (up/down). An electric motor...

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Modular system simplifies production setup

May 10, 2005

Mecon Industries Ltd. offers the Mecon Flex System, a modular, built-to-order manufacturing system designed to simplify production setup.The system can accommodate a variety of tools and can be...

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Coil lifter reduces dispenser damage

April 12, 2005

Signode Packaging Systems has introduced a strap coil lifter for loading steel strap coils onto dispensers. The lifter enables coils to be transported through workspaces and reduces dispenser damage...

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Magnetic hand tools permit safe sheet, parts handling

March 8, 2005

Bunting Magnetics Co.'s magnetic hand tools permit safe handling of sheet metal and hard-to-handle parts.Magnetic sheet metal handles are suitable for separating oiled sheets, pulling sheets from...

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Magnets lift 250 to 5,000 lbs.

March 8, 2005

The EL series permanent lifting magnets from Alpha Workholding Solutions have lifting capacities in five sizes from 250 lbs. to 5,000 lbs.The magnet's handle turns it on or off and can lock in either...

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Device wraps long products without using pallets

February 8, 2005

The fully automatic, 40-in.-dia. Stinger™ orbital stretch wrapper from Yellow Jacket LLP securely wraps small loads and bundles of long products for shipping, without the use of a pallet.The...

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Linear system automates material positioning

February 8, 2005

TigerStop®'s linear positioner stores 99 frequently used positions and automatically positions materials. The system also stores 99 cut lists.The system has an accuracy of +/- 0.004 in....

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Hydraulic roller bar moves dies more than 20,000 lbs.

January 11, 2005

Serapid's LGGH hydraulic roller bars allow heavy dies to be lifted and rolled on monodirectionally.Rugged construction coupled with a high-pressure hydraulic system (400 bar) ensures that a pair of...

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Large-diameter vacuum cups handle feed stock, parts, scrap

November 9, 2004

Large vacuum cups from Vi-Cas Mfg. are available in sizes 15 in. and larger to fit almost any type of vacuum equipment used for lifting and placing large or heavy items, including sheet and plate feed...

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Nonpowered carts deliver small, medium-sized parts for line-side assembly

September 14, 2004

Kinetic Technologies LLC has introduced nonpowered carts designed to deliver small to medium-sized parts for line-side assembly.The 2,000-lb.-capacity carts can be built with modular tube frames...

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Scrap chopping system to debut at FABTECH®

September 14, 2004

The chopping package is rated for 0.070-in.-thick metal with 50,000-PSI shear strength in widths up to 12 in. The motor, gearbox, and variable-speed drive are rated for line speeds up to 300 FPM. A...

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Conveyors fit into tight spaces

September 14, 2004

Bunting Magnetics Co. manufactures a line of compact low-profile and special-purpose conveyors designed to reach into and operate in confined spaces around production machinery. Standard models are...

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Double sheet detector designed for earlier detection

August 10, 2004

Prime Controls Inc. has introduced the DS160 single-probe double sheet detector designed to provide early detection and permit quick reaction.Suitable for use with stainless steel, aluminum foil,...

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Level loader with turntable reduces fatigue

August 10, 2004

The Roll-On™ level loader with turntable from Southworth Products Corp. is designed for manually loading and unloading of pallets.The loader features a platform that lowers to floor height so...

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Splicing options facilitate faster conveyor belt changes

August 10, 2004

Dorner Manufacturing Corp. now offers plastic clipper and stainless steel clipper belt splicing options on more than half of its conveyor belts.Belts with the options can be replaced by removing a pin...

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