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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Servo-driven feed designed for high-speed applications

February 20, 2015

Minster offers the MHSF3 AC servo-driven electric feed. Available in three widths, the unit is designed for thin-gauge, high-speed, high-vibration...

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Lift truck engines offer fuel efficiency, reduced maintenance

February 17, 2015

Yale Materials Handling Corp. offers industrial engines from Power Solutions Intl. Inc. for its 3,000- to 7,000-lb. Class IV and V lift trucks. The engines offer fuel efficiency and power coupled with reduced maintenance requirements, the company states. The engines feature Yale® Flex...

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Demag V-type crane wins iF Design Award

February 16, 2015

The Demag V-type crane has won the iF Design Award from iF International Forum Design GmbH for the V-type construction of the crane girder, which is based on bionic principles. The design, which includes vertical struts and tapered diaphragm joints, uses material only where it is necessary,...

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Intelligrated appoints senior sales engineer for southern region

February 13, 2015

Intelligrated®, an Atlanta-based automated material handling system provider, has appointed Parks Stewart as senior sales engineer for its southern regional sales and operations, based in Alpharetta, Ga. In this role, Stewart manages existing accounts, looking for ways to improve efficiency...

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Combilift announces $50 million investment in new manufacturing facility

February 10, 2015

Combilift Ltd., based in Monaghan, Ireland, has announced it will invest $50 million over the next two years in a new manufacturing facility in Ireland, which will create 200 additional jobs over the next five years. Most of the new jobs will be for skilled technicians and design engineers; another...

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Bunting Magnetics names Latin America representative

February 10, 2015

Bunting® Magnetics Co., a producer of precision magnetic products in Newton, Kan., has named Ventura Process Equipment Co. as a representative in Latin America. Based in Georgia with offices in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, and Mexico, the company provides equipment for...

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Kion North America appoints additional dealership territory to Tri-Lift NC

February 9, 2015

Kion North America Corp., Summerville, S.C., has announced the appointment of additional territory to existing full-line Linde authorized dealer Tri-Lift NC Inc. Based in Greensboro, N.C., Tri-Lift NC also operates locations in Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C., and Roanoke, Va. The dealer continues...

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Crane diagnostic system allows data access through mobile devices

February 4, 2015

Terex Material Handling has launched a new diagnostics system for crane installations with Demag StatusControl. The system comprises an interface that is integrated into the crane installation, as well as associated software to visualize the status of the crane installation. Users can access all...

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Intelligent part identification: Keeping track of it all

February 4, 2015

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Modern forming technology has made kit-based part flow much easier. But when you’re dealing with a dynamically nested sheet, with kits of different parts, pieces can get lost in the mix. Fabricators can tackle this problem with intelligent nesting and part identification.

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Overhead cranes can be customized

February 3, 2015

Konecranes offers UNITON™ cranes for heavy-duty lifting and process industries. They can be tailored to users’ needs. Standard features include fabricated box end trucks with 90-degree, MCB-type bearing housings. Two-point drum suspension inhibits deflections of the rope drum from causing...

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Horizontal-motion conveyor removes scrap

January 27, 2015

Prab Inc. has redesigned the Quick Return (QR) horizontal-motion conveyor. It removes scrap or any shape, material thickness, and load from laser machines, plasma machines, and single-press dedicated units. The conveyor also can be used as a transfer system for plantwide applications over long...

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Open-frame steel belt conveyor allows view of carryover

January 27, 2015

Prab Inc. offers a heavy-duty, open-frame steel belt conveyor designed to allow operators and maintenance personnel to see if carryover has fallen between the belt. The removable guard panels allow access to the area between the belt and the bottom cover for removal of scrap. The conveyor is...

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Custom manufacturing offered for clamping, material handling products

January 26, 2015

De-Sta-Co has expanded its custom manufacturing capabilities. Customers can work directly with the company’s engineers to modify any of its clamping, automation, and material handling systems to produce products that are matched to a specific application. Customization and modification...

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Sheet fanners work with hard-to-handle sheets

January 21, 2015

Eriez® sheet fanners feature a magnetic circuit to fan and separate semisticky, oily, bent, and heavy-gauge sheet steel for presentation to presses, press brakes, and shears. No prying is required, and doubles are eliminated. They do not mar painted or polished surfaces. The sheet fanners are...

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Kion North America names new president/CEO

January 19, 2015

The Kion Group, Summerville, S.C., has announced the appointment of Vincent Halma as president/CEO of Kion North America Corp. He previously served as chief sales officer. Halma succeeds Brian Butler, who left the company to pursue new opportunities. Before moving to Summerville, Halma held the...

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