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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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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Burning table HMI introduced - TheFabricator.com

Burning table HMI introduced

June 27, 2011

Walker Magnetics has introduced what it says is the first human-machine interface (HMI) for burning table applications. The system has a touchscreen panel operator interface, mimicking modern CNC panels. Multiple screens give the operator a visual of all system functions, providing instant...

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Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg. names new president

June 27, 2011

Toyota has announced that Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg. Inc. (TIEM), Irvine, Calif., has named a new president. Toshiya Yamagishi is now president of TIEM, as well as president of Toyota Industries North America Inc.; vice chairman of Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA) of Columbus,...

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Serapid hires marketing manager

June 20, 2011

Serapid Group, Sterling Heights, Mich., has appointed Bonnie Taube to the position of marketing manager for North America and Europe. She is responsible for coordinating global marketing, developing the corporate brand identity, and generating new project opportunities. Taube has more than 15...

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Narrow-link conveyor released - TheFabricator.com

Narrow-link conveyor released

June 20, 2011

DE-STA-CO has announced the release of the CAMCO® Rite-Link conveyor. The slim, compact conveyor features narrow links (1.2 in. wide) with 2.95-, 4.53-, and 5.91-in. pitches. Five standard center distances are available. Custom conveyors also can be assembled and tested for customers'...

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Heidtman Steel upgrades Cleveland pickling line

June 14, 2011

Heidtman Steel, a North American supplier of steel products and services in Toledo, Ohio, has placed an order for a new hydraulic leveler from The Bradbury Co. for insertion into its Cleveland 0.625-in. pickling line. The Bradbury 4.0-in., 11-roll Auto-Selective™ hydraulic pull-through leveler...

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Material storage/retrieval tower for turret punch presses introduced - TheFabricator.com

Material storage/retrieval tower for turret punch presses introduced

June 3, 2011

LVD Strippit has introduced the CT-P compact material storage and retrieval tower for Strippit turret punch presses, including the V, VT, M, and VX-series models. The system provides full capabilities for loading, unloading, and storage of raw material and finished parts, thus enabling...

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Ergonomic manipulator available in load capacities of 330, 550, and 880 lbs. - TheFabricator.com

Ergonomic manipulator available in load capacities of 330, 550, and 880 lbs.

May 31, 2011

The pneumatically powered Famatec Friendly ergonomic manipulator from Haeco counterbalances heavy loads to allow an operator to suspend, rotate, tilt, and transfer product with precision and reduced effort. Equipped with appropriate end-of-arm tooling, three different models offer load...

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Bunting Magnetics adds engineers

May 16, 2011

Bunting® Magnetics Co., with headquarters in Newton, Kan., has announced the addition of Matt Anderson as manufacturing engineer and Kenton Stumps as a design engineer for the material handling product line. Anderson handles the overall work flow of active orders between the technical services...

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