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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Bulk bag lifter helps eliminate manual handling injuries

July 21, 2014

Vestil Mfg. offers a bulk bag lifter for use with an overhead hoist or a fork truck. The BBL-4 unit helps eliminate manual handling injuries associated with packing and unpacking bulk bags. The lifter measures 40 by 40 by 13.75 in. Weighing 90 lbs., its capacity is 4,000 lbs. Features include...

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Lift magnets exceed ASME safety factor

July 18, 2014

Techniks’ EZ-Lift magnets feature a 3.5x safety factor, which is 75 percent better than the 2x safety factor required by ASME standards. They are available in six sizes with rated lift capacities from 220 to 6,600 lbs. Spreader bars are available for lifting and balancing larger loads. Each...

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Terex to relocate overhead crane production to Oklahoma

July 17, 2014

Terex Corp., Solon, Ohio, has announced it will relocate production of its Demag brand overhead cranes from its current Houston location to a newly upgraded facility in Oklahoma City, Okla. The move more than doubles the company’s crane manufacturing capacity. “Our sales and service teams...

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Chip conveyor integrates coolant cleaning with chip removal

July 16, 2014

Mayfran Intl. has announced the availability of the CleanSweep-RM chip conveyor. Suitable for conveying most types of chips and turnings, it integrates coolant cleaning technology with chip handling and removal. The compact unit fits almost any machine tool and coolant tank. The design allows...

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Customized lift truck provides safer, quicker unloading of tube, pipe, other long loads

July 10, 2014

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BSS Industrial, a plumbing and heating products distributor, was accustomed to using slings affixed to its fork lifts to lift tube bundles from truck beds. The drawback was that on occasion the load would swing, creating a tipping risk for the lift truck. Lift truck manufacturer Combilift developed a truck with standard-length forks for placing and picking inventory, and a longer set of forks for lifting tube bundles from the delivery vehicle’s bed.

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Pneumatic 3-D part manipulators allow precise material handling

July 9, 2014

TDA Buddy Inc.’s pneumatic 3-D part manipulators enable a single worker to perform precise material handling movements with little effort, says the company. The pneumatic manipulators can grip a part up to 400 lbs.; roll, pitch, or yaw it if necessary; hold it rigid; and place it accurately...

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Terex Material Handling to deliver two Demag cranes to M-Con Pipe and Products

July 8, 2014

Terex Material Handling, Cleveland, has received an order for two Demag double-girder overhead cranes from M-Con Pipe and Products Inc., Ayr, Ont. Each crane spans 72 ft. and lifts 17.6 tons. The cranes are being added to eight other Demag cranes already in use at M-Con Pipe and...

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Terex Material Handling to install Demag cranes at Airbus facility

June 27, 2014

Terex Material Handling, part of Terex Corp. in Westport, Conn., has been awarded a contract by Airbus to supply Demag crane installations for its new assembly facility in Mobile, Ala. The company will deliver 10 process cranes for the final assembly of the A320 family aircraft in three...

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Lifting magnets designed for handling pipe, angles

June 17, 2014

Eriez® Bi-Polar lifting magnets enable users to lift and move steel without direct attachment by slings, hooks, or cables. Available with a variety of optional pole-plate configurations, the magnets are designed to hold pipe, rounds, bundles, angles, and shapes. They can be used both in...

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K-Tec appoints key account managers

June 4, 2014

K-Tec, a designer and manufacturer of industrial carts, cart lifts, and conveyor systems in Wickliffe, Ohio, has appointed Leslie Harris and Josh Bartholomew to the positions of key account managers. Harris and Bartholomew will work with FORTUNE 500® companies to incorporate lean material flow...

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UniCarriers Americas expands part program to service nearly all OEM forklift specs

May 26, 2014

UniCarriers Americas Corp., Marengo, Ill., has expanded its DURA-LIFT® parts program with aftermarket parts to service nearly every lift truck brand in operation. UniCarriers-affiliated dealers now can purchase service parts for nearly all forklift makes that offer specifications that are...

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Bunting Magnetics names supply chain manager

May 22, 2014

Bunting Magnetics Co., a producer of precision magnetic products for the worldwide food, recycling, printing, automobile, plastics, and electronics industries, has named Jeffrey "Scott" Smith as supply chain manager at its Newton, Kan., headquarters. Smith is responsible for global sourcing and...

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Air hoists provide safe, efficient lifting

May 20, 2014

Upgraded to combine quieter operation with faster lifting/lowering speeds and increased energy conservation, J D Neuhaus’ Profi TI hoists are designed to offer safe and efficient lifting and handling for general engineering and industrial applications. Typical applications include aircraft...

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Nester/bundler helps improve packaging efficiency in roll forming

May 13, 2014

Samco Machinery Ltd. offers an automatic strut material handling nester and bundler that can be added to an existing strut roll forming line to help maximize packaging efficiency. Nesting profiles are 0.8125 to 3.25 in. high. The unit creates mini-bundles of up to 10 pieces, which are then...

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Jervis B. Webb recognizes top distributors

May 9, 2014

Material handling technology provider Jervis B. Webb Co., Farmington Hills, Mich., a subsidiary of Daifuku Webb Holding Co., has recognized its top 10 conveyor chain distributors based on sales in 2013: Therma-Tron-X Inc., Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Phoenix Installation and Management Co. Inc.,...

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