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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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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Electric chain hoist handles loads with one-handed operation

May 9, 2011

Demag's DCM-Pro Manulift electric chain hoist is designed to handle loads with one-handed operation. The chain hoist includes a DSM-C control unit connected to the hoist with a helical cable, and is then rigidly connected to a variety of load-handling attachments. It can be operated left-handed or...

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Dorner appoints West region sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Dorner appoints West region sales manager

May 2, 2011

Carlyn Bargemann has been appointed new West region sales manager for Dorner Mfg. Corp., Hartland, Wis. In her new position, she works with sales channel partners and key accounts to help increase the company's industrial and sanitary conveyor business. Before joining the company, Bargemann...

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On/off magnet bars introduced - TheFabricator.com

On/off magnet bars introduced

April 18, 2011

Bug-O Systems has introduced a new line of Bug-O/Magswitch on/off magnet bars, lifting magnets, and accessories. The compact magnet bars are available for use with the company's rail systems, as well as those from other...

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Feeder handles 0.050- to 0.125-in.-thick steel sheets from 20 to 44 in. wide, 60 to 70 in. long - TheFabricator.com

Feeder handles 0.050- to 0.125-in.-thick steel sheets from 20 to 44 in. wide, 60 to 70 in. long

April 5, 2011

The Union Tool Corp. has introduced the new Union Sheet Feeder, designed to destack, align, and feed steel sheets from 20 to 44 in. wide and 60 to 76 in. long with thicknesses of 0.050 to 0.125 in. The unit can feed up to five parts per minute and features a PLC with operator touchscreen...

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Self-propelled trailers introduced

March 29, 2011

The Wheelift Systems Group of Doerfer Companies has introduced its self-propelled trailers in capacities to 100 tons and more. The trailers are suitable for in-plant operation in congested, confined areas and narrow intersecting aisles. Features include remote control operation, low-profile...

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Atlas Technologies announces management changes

March 14, 2011

Atlas Technologies Inc., Fenton, Mich., has changed its management structure. William Rogner has returned to the company as the interim general manager, joining veteran managers Randy Austin, vice president of applications, and Louis Weigele, human resources and purchasing manager. Kim Nation has...

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Industrial Magnetics celebrates 50 years in business - TheFabricator.com

Industrial Magnetics celebrates 50 years in business

March 7, 2011

Industrial Magnetics Inc., Boyne City, Mich., is celebrating its 50-year anniversary in 2011 as a manufacturer of magnetic components and assemblies. Established in 1961 in Detroit by Mike Stowe, the company began by serving the automotive markets with holding and fixturing magnets. The company...

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