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Vertical lift module offers 2,204-lb. capacity

December 23, 2014

Integrated Systems Design offers heavy-weight vertical lift modules (VLMs), designed to handle up to 2,204 lbs. per tray. A VLM is a column with a series of trays in the front and back, plus an insertion/extraction device that runs in the center of the column, delivering trays to an ergonomic...

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Illinois Material Handling acquires Chicago Lift Truck

December 22, 2014

Material handling equipment dealer Illinois Material Handling, Elk Grove Village, Ill., a division of Wolter Group LLC, has acquired Chicago Lift Truck, a family-owned material handling dealership located in Chicago. Much of the staff will assume positions under Illinois Material Handling. Chris...

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UniCarriers Americas announces management changes at NEIT

December 18, 2014

UniCarriers Americas Corp., Marengo, Ill., a manufacturer of material handling equipment, has announced management changes at its factory-owned dealership, New England Industrial Truck Inc. (NEIT), Woburn, Mass., effective Jan. 1, 2015. Tim Haraden has been appointed as general manager. He has...

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Radio control offers multiple-transmitter crane operation

December 17, 2014

Terex Material Handling has launched the latest generation of its Demag Remote Control (DRC) radio control system for cranes with its new D3 line of units. The hand-held transmitters and receivers meet the requirements of the future EN 300 328 V 1.8.1 radio standard, which provides for...

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Low-noise conveyor system designed for simplified configuration

December 8, 2014

Bosch Rexroth Corp. offers VarioFlow plus, a flexible chain conveyor system that can be configured for complex transportation tasks in difficult environments. Standardized modules are interchangeable to cover different application requirements. The company’s MTpro planning software with layout...

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Dorner board member inducted into Packaging Hall of Fame

December 3, 2014

Conveyor manufacturer Dorner Mfg., Hartland, Wis., has announced that Bern McPheely, a member of its board of directors, has been inducted into the Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2014. McPheely began his career in 1975, working as a trade specialist for the U.S. Department of Commerce. Two...

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Hydraulic manipulators help eliminate strain injuries

November 26, 2014

TDA Buddy hydraulically powered manipulators are designed to allow a worker to hold and maneuver parts up to 1,000 lbs. in three dimensions with almost no strain injuries. The manipulators are suitable for heavy-duty industrial material handling applications. The throttle-style control feature...

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Magnetic drum separators separate ferrous parts from abrasive media

November 21, 2014

Eriez® magnetic drum separators are suitable for separating ferrous parts from abrasive media. Models are available in various sizes and strengths to meet application requirements. The line includes models in diameters from 12 to 36 in. and widths from 12 to 60 in. They provide separation on...

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Linde Material Handling North America to change name in 2015

November 17, 2014

Linde Material Handling North America Corp., Summerville, S.C., has announced plans to change its corporate name to Kion North America Corp. in January 2015. The change allows the company to align itself more effectively with its European parent company, The Kion Group. The Kion Group offers...

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Self-propelled powered cranes handle awkward, heavy workpieces

November 17, 2014

AutoWild has introduced two series of self-propelled powered cranes. The SC series floor crane offers 6,000-lb. capacity at 13 ft. above grade with a battery electric power/hydraulic system. All functions are speed-controlled for picking and placing in tight spots. Features include automatic...

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Electric rotary vibrators supply driving force for vibratory feeders, conveyors

November 10, 2014

Eriez® electric rotary vibrators provide a driving force for vibratory feeders, screeners, and conveyors. They serve as flow-aid devices to help move material from small hoppers to large bunkers. The elliptical action helps settle material in bags and boxes for shipping or storage. The...

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The Erector set meets the material handling cart

November 10, 2014 | By Tim Heston

Three friends grew up in Sweden playing with LEGO®s and Erector sets. The creations they could make were endless, but their assembly method was pretty much standardized. Why, they asked, couldn’t a similar concept apply to material handling carts in a factory?

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EMH appoints operations manager

November 6, 2014

Engineered Material Handling (EMH), Valley City, Ohio, has appointed Jean-Francois (Jeff) Larouche to the position of operations manager for North America and South America, as well as for the company’s international operations. He has been part of the crane industry for more than 17 years,...

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Reinventing the caster wheel

October 30, 2014 | By Tim Heston

It sounds funny, but casters really are the wheels that assist in the smooth part flow that lean manufacturing demands.

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System automates material handling from warehouse to cutting table

October 20, 2014

Mitsubishi Electric and Kemper Storatec GmbH have collaborated to introduce a new, fully automated system that loads and unloads any existing cutting equipment, regardless of the manufacturer. In a fully automated laser line, the StoreAutomation loading and unloading unit takes the raw material...

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