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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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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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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