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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Magnetic fanners handle sheets up to 1/8 in. thick stacked 14 in. high

August 11, 2009

Eriez® Hi-Powr permanent magnetic sheet fanners separate and fan light- or heavy-gauge steel to eliminate doubles when feeding material to presses, brakes, and shears.The sheet fanners do not pry or mar polished and painted sheets, the company states. The enclosed magnetic circuit withstands...

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Heavy-duty robot supports up to 3,000-lb. payload

August 11, 2009

FANUC Robotics America Inc. has introduced the new M-2000iA/1200 super-heavy-duty robot. It can support up to a 3,000-lb. payload with a 23.62-in. offset from the faceplate and full articulated motion at the wrist.The robot operates with the company's R-30iA controller, with functions such as...

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Motorized sheet lifter moves blank stacks up to 42 ft. long

May 12, 2009

Bushman Equipment has designed a sheet lifter and crane system for a steel and aluminum blanking company that needed to move blank stacks up to 42 ft. long.The heavy-duty, motorized sheet lifter is designed to pick up stacks from a conveyor in a process that previously required 16 men for hand...

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Automatic load/unload storage system is adaptable

May 12, 2009

TruStore and LiftMaster Cart, a new storage system with automatic loading and unloading by TRUMPF, has a compact footprint. The shelves can be accessed at any time and additional modules can be added, allowing the system to be adapted to changing business conditions.The basic version of the...

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Hand vacuum cups come in one-, two-finger styles

April 14, 2009

A series of all-rubber, push-on suction cups for handling metal sheet in the horizontal position has been introduced by Anver Corp. The hand vacuum suction cups are pressed onto the surface of nonporous, light sheet materials to lift them and are released with the movement of a tab.The suction cups...

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Light-duty stacker has 62-in. lifting height, 1,500-lb capacity

March 10, 2009

Presto Lifts Inc. has introduced a line of fully powered stackers with a lifting height of 62 in. and a 1,500-lb. capacity. The new Power Stak™ Lite line is a group of light-duty stackers with a narrow mast design and offset control handle to provide operators with clear views and almost no...

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Forklift intended for towing heavy, extremely large loads in rough terrain

January 13, 2009

Sellick Equipment Ltd. has introduced the STT80 tow forklift, designed for towing heavy or extremely large loads in rough terrain.Available in both two- and four-wheel drive, the forklift has a lift capacity of 13,000 lbs. at 12-in. load center. It features an 8,000-lb. drawbar pull; a Dieselmax...

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Side-grip vacuum lifter introduced

January 13, 2009

A below-the-hook vacuum lifter with side-grip suction pads for handling appliances, fabrications, and products that cannot be picked up from the top has been introduced by Anver Corp.The VPF-57 side-grip vacuum lifter features a 10-ft. beam with adjustable arms that are equipped with suction pads...

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Precision leveler provides shape correction on boron-clad material

November 11, 2008

B&K, a division of Formtek-Maine, has produced a 3.5 series precision parts leveler for a customer in Canada. The machine provides shape correction on boron-clad material coming off the rolling mill in thicknesses up to 0.330 in. and lengths up to 192 in. The leveler features a low passline height...

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Lifting magnets require minimal operating maintenance

November 11, 2008

SafeHold® RPL series permanent lifting magnets from Eriez® can lift and transfer steel and iron without slings, hooks, or cables, and without marring the surface. The magnets require minimal operating maintenance and allow users to lift more weight per volume of magnet, the company...

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Vacuum lifter works in small footprint

November 11, 2008

Anver Corp. has introduced a compact, high-capacity vacuum lifter for heavy lifting applications requiring a small footprint.The E4000M16 lifter incorporates all-welded steel construction with double spring suspensions that equally force each of the eight square vacuum pads onto the load and...

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Custom work platform designed for loading flatbed trailers

October 14, 2008

LPI® Lift Systems has introduced a large custom work platform used for loading flatbed trailers. The platform provides a fall prevention system and work area for staging the packing materials used in constructing shipping crates.The platform measures 45 ft. long by 72 in. wide and extends from...

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Load lifter bail adjusts to correct center of gravity for balanced handling of different-sized loads

September 16, 2008

Caldwell's adjustable load lifter has a lifting bail that adjusts to the correct center of gravity for balanced handling of different-sized loads. The throat opening adjusts for different load heights and, on the tri-adjustable model, the fork spread is adjustable.The lifter also is equipped with...

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Magnets lift, move steel sheets without slings, hooks, cables

August 12, 2008

SafeHold® APL series lifting magnets from Eriez® lift and move steel sheets without direct attachment by slings, hooks, or cables.The magnets are designed so that an operator is not required to release the magnet manually. This design makes them suitable for loading and unloading steel...

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Powered vacuum lifter/tilter allows one person to lift, tilt panels up to 2,000 lbs.

May 13, 2008

The Anver AT series vacuum lifter/tilter employs a compressed-air cylinder for powered tilting, allowing one person to lift and tilt panels weighing up to 2,000 lbs. Featuring adjustable suction cups with extra-long suspensions and individual air valves, the lifter/tilter can accommodate large...

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