Materials Handling

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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Angled frame conveyors designed to enable elevation changes not possible with flat conveyors - TheFabricator.com

Angled frame conveyors designed to enable elevation changes not possible with flat conveyors

November 21, 2011

QC Industries has introduced the Automation series AS40Z angled frame conveyors. According to the company, they enable elevation changes that aren’t possible with a flat conveyor. The conveyors feature 1.95-in.-high, rigid aluminum frames that resist twisting. They also feature a Z-Track...

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Fully integrated vacuum lifter with manual tilting handles compact metallic loads - TheFabricator.com

Fully integrated vacuum lifter with manual tilting handles compact metallic loads

October 31, 2011

A fully integrated vacuum-hoist lifter with manual tilting, designed to handle compact metallic loads in pick-and-place assembly applications, has been introduced by Anver Corp. Featuring a custom pickup suction pad, the VM series is suitable for assembly operations and feeding machining...

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A holistic view of holemaking - TheFabricator.com

A holistic view of holemaking

October 20, 2011

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Drill lines must be robust enough to properly support the aggressive speeds and feeds of modern tooling. At the same time, shop layout and material handling strategies must ensure no drill line sits idle for excessive periods, just waiting for that next piece of material.

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MHIA names new CEO

October 7, 2011

George W. Prest has been named CEO of Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA), Charlotte, N.C. He succeeds John Nofsinger, who will retire on Dec. 31. Prest has more than 30 years of experience in managing and owning material handling manufacturing companies. He has been recognized for his...

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Eriez marks 40th anniversary with Mexico affiliate

October 7, 2011

Eriez Equipos Magneticos S.A. (EEMSA) celebrates this October its 40th anniversary as an Eriez® affiliate. The 20,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing plant in Queretaro, Mexico, produces the company's magnetic, vibratory, and inspection equipment under the same quality and design specifications as Eriez...

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Medium-duty reel designed for handling heavy coils in widths from 12 to 36 in. - TheFabricator.com

Medium-duty reel designed for handling heavy coils in widths from 12 to 36 in.

September 14, 2011

Coe has developed a 10,000-lb. series coil reel to fill the gap between small- and large-capacity reels. Designed to serve press lines handling heavy coils in narrow widths from 12 to 36 in., the reel can handle a variety of material thicknesses. The reel can be combined with a traveling coil...

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Vacuum lifter/tilter allows single person pick up, loading of coiled products - TheFabricator.com

Vacuum lifter/tilter allows single person pick up, loading of coiled products

September 14, 2011

Anver offers the electric, hoist-based, VB-series vacuum lifter combined with a pneumatic-powered, 90-degree tilter to reorient coiled products. Featuring an articulating handle with fully integrated controls and a vacuum gauge, the device lets one person pick up and load coiled products into...

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Bunting Magnetics adds to manufacturing team

September 8, 2011

Bunting® Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan., has announced the addition of three new design engineers within its technical services department. Matthew Mason, Cory Dreiling, and Brandon Bousquet, all recent graduates of Wichita State University (WSU), will initially concentrate on the material handling...

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Eriez to move service center

August 29, 2011

Eriez® will move its 5-Star Service® Center to a newly purchased 114,000-sq.-ft. building in Erie, Pa., about 15 miles from the company's world headquarters. Previously located in a rented facility in Lake City, Pa., the center repairs and services customers’ magnetic, vibratory, and...

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Robotic gripper automatically adapts to part sizes, shapes - TheFabricator.com

Robotic gripper automatically adapts to part sizes, shapes

August 29, 2011

The industrial-grade Robotiq S-model adaptive gripper, available from Motoman Robotics, is designed for applications including machine tending, fixture loading and unloading, high-mix part handling, and kitting. Its three articulated fingers can adapt automatically to various part sizes and...

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Toyota Industrial Equipment receives National Safety Council award

July 18, 2011

Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg. Inc. (TIEM), Irvine, Calif., has been awarded the Occupational Excellence Achievement Award from the National Safety Council. The award is given to companies that have a lost-time injury rate of less than 50 percent of companies in the same business classification....

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Bunting Magnetics names new CFO - TheFabricator.com

Bunting Magnetics names new CFO

July 18, 2011

Bunting® Magnetics Co., a manufacturer of magnetic assemblies and equipment in Newton, Kan., has hired Jana L. Davis as its new CFO. She is responsible for all the financial operations for the company and its wholly owned subsidiary Magnet Applications Group Ltd. (MAGL). Davis has more than...

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Eriez announces staff promotion

July 11, 2011

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has announced the promotion of Dave Heubel to the newly created position of director-North American sales. This promotion follows the company's announcement that it is combining its U.S. and Canadian sales organizations into a consolidated North American sales team. Most...

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Serapid hires engineering, manufacturing staff

July 11, 2011

p>Serapid Inc., a provider of lift and push/pull systems in Sterling Heights, Mich., hired three new employees for positions in engineering and manufacturing. Devin Badaczewski is a designer in the engineering department. He will complete his mechanical engineering degree at Kettering...

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Carts usable in narrow-aisle, elevated pick operations and tight, in-plant delivery locations - TheFabricator.com

Carts usable in narrow-aisle, elevated pick operations and tight, in-plant delivery locations

July 11, 2011

Kinetic Technologies Inc. has released a new custom-designed rotational pick and delivery cart for plants, distribution centers, and warehouses. The 43- by 52-in. cart frame is usable in narrow-aisle, elevated pick operations and for tight, in-plant delivery locations. The cart has a four-shelf...

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