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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LVD Company, Pullmax AB agree to merger of operations

February 17, 2011

LVD Company nv, Gullegem, Belgium, and Pullmax AB, Göteborg, Sweden, today announced they have entered into an agreement providing for the operational merger of the companies to combine sales, service, production, and research and development facilities. The agreement will expand the product...

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Rectangular vacuum cups designed for handling narrow, high-capacity loads with inadequate gripping areas - TheFabricator.com

Rectangular vacuum cups designed for handling narrow, high-capacity loads with inadequate gripping areas

February 17, 2011

Anver Corp. offers rectangular vacuum cups designed for handling narrow, high-capacity loads with inadequate surface areas for gripping. The vacuum cups feature NBR rubber bonded onto a machined aluminum hub and include an internal safety seal for a sure grip. Each cup is rated at up to 550...

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Bronx International joins Fives Group

February 1, 2011

On November 30, 2010, Bronx International Inc. and its subsidiaries Bronx/Taylor-Wilson Ltd. and Abbey International Inc. were acquired by the Fives Group, a company headquartered in Paris, France. On January 3, 2011, Bronx International Inc. and Abbey International Inc. changed their names to...

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Beltless magnetic conveyor handles 10 million lbs. of scrap - TheFabricator.com

Beltless magnetic conveyor handles 10 million lbs. of scrap

February 1, 2011

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A Midwestern stamper installed a new press with an unusually high drop from the passline of the press to the scrap removal conveyor. The stamper determined that a magnetic conveyor could handle the challenges presented.

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Bunting Magnetics adds staff members

January 24, 2011

Bunting® Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan., has announced the addition of Marvin Angleton as manager, technical services and quality, and Tom Andrews as metal detection service technician. In his role, Angleton directs the technical services department, which includes the design engineering, inside...

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Sit-down lift trucks have capacities from 5,000 to 10,000 lbs.

December 13, 2010

Linde Material Handling-North America Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Linde Material Handling GmbH, has introduced the new RX60 series of electric counterbalanced sit-down lift trucks. The eight models in the series have capacities from 5,000 (RX60-25C and RX60-25L) to 10,000 (RX60-50) lbs....

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Vacuum lifter designed for lifting precision metal coils up to 4 ft. dia. - TheFabricator.com

Vacuum lifter designed for lifting precision metal coils up to 4 ft. dia.

December 6, 2010

The VPFL-4 air-powered, below-the-hook vacuum lifter, designed for lifting precision metal coils up to 4 ft. dia. from the skid to the winding machine, has been introduced by Anver Corp. The lifter has an X frame with adjustable suction pads and spring suspensions to accommodate and grip...

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Metal detector provides high-sensitivity metal separation - TheFabricator.com

Metal detector provides high-sensitivity metal separation

November 29, 2010

Eriez' compact E-Z Tec® 9100 metal detector provides high-sensitivity metal separation. It is used to detect and reject very small ferrous, nonferrous, and stainless steel materials. Features include balanced coil technology for sensitivity to all metals; an adjustable, air-powered reject...

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Belt conveyor designed for heavy-duty industrial and packaging applications - TheFabricator.com

Belt conveyor designed for heavy-duty industrial and packaging applications

November 29, 2010

Dorner offers the new 3200 series iDrive belt conveyor. The motor, gearbox, and motor controller are integrated within the frame of the conveyor, allowing it to fit in tight spaces. The conveyor, designed for heavy-duty industrial and packaging applications, comes with indexing capabilities and...

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Eriez appoints general manager for Hydroflow line

November 15, 2010

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has announced the appointment of Barry L. Nehls as general manager of the Hydroflow® product line of filtration and fluid recycling equipment. In this position, he oversees all aspects of the line, including marketing and sales. The company recently acquired Maumee, Ohio-based...

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Hydraulic leveler designed for leveling round parts - TheFabricator.com

Hydraulic leveler designed for leveling round parts

November 15, 2010

Arku has introduced the FlatMaster® 88 hydraulic parts leveler, designed for the leveling of round parts. Axially symmetric parts often have to be leveled twice with intermediate rotation by 90 degrees. The machine can level in both directions and is equipped with an automated turntable for...

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Bunting launches UK-based manufacturing, sales center - TheFabricator.com

Bunting launches UK-based manufacturing, sales center

November 8, 2010

Bunting® Magnetics Co., a manufacturer of magnetic assemblies and equipment in Newton, Kan., has launched a new manufacturing and sales operation center based in Berkhamsted, England. The new location is responsible for all sales in the UK, the European Union, and the African continent. The...

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Stamping scrap conveyor meets space requirements for retrofit in-floor applications - TheFabricator.com

Stamping scrap conveyor meets space requirements for retrofit in-floor applications

October 18, 2010

Prab has released an offset trough design for its ScrapVeyor™ stamping scrap conveyor to meet the space requirements for retrofit in-floor applications. The offset design, as opposed to the traditional symmetrical V-style trough design, allows the conveyor to fit within tighter spaces....

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Workpiece return conveyors permit one-person operation at one-sided edgebanding machines - TheFabricator.com

Workpiece return conveyors permit one-person operation at one-sided edgebanding machines

October 11, 2010

Available from Stiles Machinery, LIGMATECH®'s two new workpiece return conveyors — ZHR 100 BOOMERANG® and ZHR 200 BOOMERANG — permit one-person operation at one-sided edgebanding machines. They are suitable for small to medium-sized companies looking to add productivity...

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Internal combustion forklift introduced

September 27, 2010

Crown Equipment has unveiled an internal combustion Crown C-5 series pneumatic-tire, industrial forklift for heavy-duty and outdoor applications. The class V forklift is equipped with an industrial John Deere Power Systems engine and a dual, open-core radiator that offers independent engine and...

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