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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Intelligrated appoints senior VP/general manager for lifecycle support services

April 30, 2015

Cincinnati-based Intelligrated®, a provider of automated material handling systems, has appointed John Sorensen to the position of senior vice president and general manager, lifecycle support services. Sorensen has more than 18 years of experience managing large-scale aftermarket service and...

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Pneumatic-tire, heavy-duty lift trucks available with Tier 4 diesel engine

April 23, 2015

UniCarriers Americas Corp. has announced that its G04 series 8,000- to 11,000-lb.-capacity, pneumatic-tire lift trucks now are available with a GCT ZD30 Tier 4 diesel engine. The engine delivers an approximate 10 percent increase in fuel efficiency compared to the previous engine design and...

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UniCarriers Americas expands campus with 120,000-sq.-ft. facility

April 22, 2015

Material handling equipment-maker UniCarriers Americas Corp. has expanded its Marengo, Ill., campus with the addition of a 120,000-sq.-ft. facility, increasing its manufacturing space by 30 percent and the total campus size by 53 percent. The $2 million facility is across the street from the...

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Lifting magnets lift and transfer up to 10,000 lbs. of steel, iron

April 22, 2015

Eriez® SafeHold® permanent lifting magnets are suitable for carrying semifinished products such as machined parts, castings, press molds, steel plates, bars, and tubes without slings, hooks, or cables. The magnets are available in ceramic and rare-earth models, lift up to 10,000 lbs., need no...

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Battery-operated lifting magnet handles up to 2,000 lbs.

April 16, 2015

DocMagnet offers the Beelift permanent-electro (PE) battery-operated lifter. The lifter features push-button technology, an antidemag safety mechanism to prevent accidental release of the load, a lithium-ion battery, external battery charger, low-battery alarm, tilt sensors, and an auto-on function...

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Vacuum products designed to be economically priced

April 16, 2015

Piab has introduced the Value line of products. It includes 21 suction cups in three different shapes, as well as two small, lightweight vacuum ejectors. The economically priced products are suitable for basic applications in which machine speeds and surfaces to be gripped are less challenging,...

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Michigan Robotics 2015 State Championship to stream live April 11

April 10, 2015

Detroit Public Television will cover the FIRST In Michigan Robotics State Championship with a live web stream of the competition on Saturday, April 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT at http://dptv.org/robotics, as well as a one-hour broadcast of the event on May 6 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. Hundreds...

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Chip conveyor integrates coolant-cleaning technology

April 7, 2015

Mayfran Intl. has announced the availability of the CleanSweep-RM conveyor, which integrates coolant-cleaning technology with chip handling and removal. The compact conveyor allows chips and coolants to enter the load area of the conveyor, where large chips are carried by the hinge belt and...

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Forklift Simulator wins MHI Best New Innovation Award

April 3, 2015

Forklift Simulator, Mechelen, Belgium, won the MHI Best New Innovation Award at the ProMat 2015 show. The award recognizes outstanding manufacturing and supply chain products. The simulator is used to train forklift operators. Virtual-reality headgear and a realistic driver’s seat allow...

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UniCarriers Americas acquires Nissan Industrial Engine Mfg.

April 2, 2015

UniCarriers Americas Corp. (UCA), Marengo, Ill., a manufacturer of material handling equipment, has acquired all outstanding shares of Nissan Industrial Engine Mfg. Inc. (NIEM). NIEM originally was jointly owned by Nissan Kohki Co. and Nissan Forklift Corp. North America, now UCA. NIEM has been...

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Demag V-type crane earns Red Dot Award

April 2, 2015

Terex MHPS GmbH has announced that its Demag V-type crane has won the 2015 Red Dot Award: Product Design. The international jury made up of designers, design professors, and trade journalists from 25 nations recognized the V-type crane girder for high design quality in the machinery product...

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Vacuum cups designed for use with part-present technology

April 2, 2015

Vi-Cas Mfg. offers a variety of vacuum cups for ergonomic lifters of all types and sizes. When combined with part-present technology, they securely hold heavy loads until the part is properly seated in the next cell, preventing premature load release. Vacuum cups hold the load firmly as additional...

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Aluminum lift transports loads up to 500 lbs.

March 31, 2015

Valley Craft Industries offers the PAL 500 lightweight aluminum lift for lifting and transport of heavy materials. It has a 500-lb. load capacity and overall unit height of 81 in. The slim profile simplifies maneuvering in narrow and confined spaces. The unit also is equipped with overload...

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Eriez names director—Erie Operations

March 31, 2015

Separation technology provider Eriez® has announced the promotion of Tim Gland to director—Erie Operations. He is responsible for all manufacturing operations at the company’s Erie, Pa., headquarters and Asbury Road plants. He oversees the facilities’ production control, purchasing,...

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Eriez appoints executive VP of global strategy and development

March 27, 2015

Separation technology provider Eriez® has appointed Lukas Guenthardt as executive vice president of global strategy and development. In this position, Guenthardt is responsible for developing and implementing business operations systems that strengthen the company’s drive toward a more...

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