Materials Handling Products

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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Conveyor moves large scrap, small slugs across long distances

January 7, 2016

Prab Inc. offers the oscillator conveyor for transfer of almost all types of hot, dry, or wet abrasive metal scrap across long horizontal distances. The conveyor is designed with an eccentric-drive configuration that propels scrap by metering material forward at a rate of 10 to 20 FPM. A single...

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Suction cups offer stability at high speeds

December 30, 2015

Piab has introduced XP DURAFLEX® cups (0.39 to 4.33 in.), designed with a single bellows. According to the company, the cups stay stable when in motion, allowing users to run their robots or production lines at high speeds while maintaining accuracy and precision. The suction cups combine firm...

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Low-profile gravity rollers introduced

December 24, 2015

Creform Corp. has introduced a new, low-profile version of its wide Placon® gravity rollers and conveyor mounts. The rollers, available in two styles, are 80 percent of the height of the standard wide Placon conveyor. The rail base is 1.25 in. compared to the 1.57 in. for the standard variety....

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Conveyor system can be positioned horizontally or vertically

December 3, 2015

Destaco has launched the new Camco iQue™ conveyor, powered by iTrak™, for packaging, material handling, manufacturing assembly, and testing. The system can be positioned horizontally or vertically with an axial or radial configuration. Capable of asynchronous and synchronous movement,...

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Portable scissor lifts transport heavy loads between workcells

November 25, 2015

Verti-Lift has introduced a line of portable scissor lifts for moving heavy loads between workcells. They are available as electric hydraulic with push-button hand pendant or manually foot-operated. Features include heavy-duty cylinders, lifetime-lubricated bearings, safety maintenance blocks,...

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Oval suction cups designed for sheet metal handling applications

November 5, 2015

Fipa Inc. has introduced two new series of oval suction cups for sheet metal handling. The SM-OF (flat) and SM-OB (bellows) series provide slip-free handling of dry and oily metal sheets in a variety of automotive, metal processing, and mechanical and plant engineering applications. Suitable...

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Lifting device offers 660-lb. capacity

November 3, 2015

Gorbel has announced the availability of its new Easy Arm® 660 lifting device. With load capacity up to 660 lbs., the unit addresses a variety of application needs from placement of automobile engines to loading of large plates in CNC machines. This freestanding, plug-and-play system...

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Truck’s maneuverability allows for narrow aisles, increased storage space

October 28, 2015

The Raymond Corp. has introduced the Raymond® model 7310 4-D® Reach-Fork® truck with four-directional travel capability, allowing increased storage space and aiding operators in handling long, bulky loads. Designed to fit in small spaces, the truck can help reduce aisle widths to create up...

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Manual turntables aid pallet loading/unloading

October 14, 2015

Verti-Lift manufactures an array of manual turntables, suitable for loads that require pallet loading and unloading. The low-profile turntables feature heavy-duty construction and a 4,000-lb. capacity. The standard turntable top is 0.5-in.-thick steel, with optional conveyor top available....

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Lift magnets lift up to 6,600 lbs.

October 5, 2015

Techniks offers EZ-Lift magnets for loading and unloading ferrous stock, including plate, block, and round steel and press molds. The user centers the magnet on the metal to be lifted and turns the lever to engage the magnet. The units feature rare-earth magnets rated to lift up to 6,600 lbs....

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Inverted three-rail conveyor keeps large loads level

October 5, 2015

Jervis B. Webb Co., a subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Co., offers the Unibilt® inverted three-rail conveyor. The three rails improve the conveyor’s stability when navigating horizontal turns and vertical curves. On vertical curves, the conveyor moves similar to an escalator...

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Distributed drive made for material handling, industrial applications

September 25, 2015

Siemens has announced the release of the Sinamics® G110D drive platform. Part of the company’s Totally Integrated Automation portfolio, the distributed drive is suitable for installation in close proximity to motors located throughout facilities where dust and water ingress are a concern....

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Compact material handling system loads/unloads laser cutting machine

September 23, 2015

Bystronic has introduced the larger format 4020 (6- by 12-ft. material size) of its ByTrans Extended compact material handling system. Loading and unloading of materials to the laser cutting machine takes 75 sec. so that the system is faster than the shortest cutting plan. The short cycle time,...

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Transfer crane streamlines powder coat oven cure

August 25, 2015

TC American Monorail has supplied a custom-configured LOWERATORTM transfer crane to carry large loads directly into a 450-degrees-F powder coat oven, without setting the load down. The crane uses a carrier that attaches directly to a large workpiece and travels with it through the assembly...

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Walkie/rider pallet trucks withstand harsh environments

August 24, 2015

UniCarriers Americas Corp.’s Platinum RPX series walkie/rider pallet truck is designed to perform in harsh working conditions. The 5.2-HP, AC-powered truck is available in 6,000- and 8,000-lb. capacities. The RPX’s fork design features the company’s push-type linkage and tie rods to absorb...

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