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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Custom-built, motorized cart moves 5 tons of material

April 1, 2016

Conceptual Innovations, a subsidiary of Caster Concepts, has developed a customized, motorized industrial cart that alleviates the amount of force required to maneuver. The Drive Cart can be designed to move up to 5 tons of material. The control panel features simple forward and reverse...

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Motor-powered caster moves loads up to 6,000 lbs.

March 29, 2016

Caster Concepts Inc. has introduced what it says is the first motorized industrial caster. The Drive Caster™ integrates an electric motor with an industrial caster to create a single unit that can be added to carts and racks. With a mere flip of a switch, operators can engage the ¼- or...

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Software enables proactive management of material handling equipment maintenance

March 24, 2016

Intelligrated® offers computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) designed for material handling systems. Intelligrated Reliability Intelligence Solution (IRIS) software collects and analyzes system data to help plan and execute a preventive life cycle maintenance program. The...

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Walkie pallet trucks deliver capacity of 4,500 lbs.

March 16, 2016

UniCarriers Americas Corp. has released the WLX series of 4,500-lb.-capacity walkie pallet trucks. Features include a compact frame, high/low speed selection switches, ergonomically designed tiller handle, AC motor, and 24-V electrical...

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Cart provides reduction in push force with push of a button

March 9, 2016

Conceptual Innovations, a subsidiary of Caster Concepts, has developed a customized, motorized industrial cart that alleviates the amount of force required to maneuver. The Drive Cart is a custom-built cart that can be designed to move up to 1.5 tons of material. The control panel uses simple...

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Powered pallet truck handles up to 4,500-lb. loads

March 1, 2016

PowerJak™ electric pallet trucks from Presto Lifts feature powered lift and powered drive for transporting palletized loads. Two models are available with load capacities of 3,000 lbs. and 4,500 lbs. They are equipped with heavy-duty reinforced forks that have a lowered height of 3.4 in. and...

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Positioner holds 10,000 lbs.

February 24, 2016

ALM Positioners has introduced the 10,000-lb.-capacity model MHL1P single-column positioner. It features 68.5-in. vertical travel in 35 sec.; pendant- controlled, 4-HP, column-mounted hydraulic unit for lifting and lowering; solenoid-controlled safety pawls; 360-degree CW or CCW rotation; rotator...

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Bellows suction cups form seal on rough surfaces

February 17, 2016

Fipa Inc. has introduced Varioflex® SP-BX series bellows suction cups for material handling and packaging automation applications. Made of oil-, ozone-, and wear-resistant polyurethane composite material, the bellows suction cups feature a dimensionally stable body (60 degree Shore) that prevents...

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Hydraulic tilt tables hold up to 6,000 lbs.

February 2, 2016

Verti-Lift offers a line of standard and wide-base hydraulic tilt tables featuring a heavy-duty design for demanding environments. With a tilting range of 0 to 90 degrees and capacities to 6,000 lbs., the tilt tables are suitable for automotive and appliance manufacturing environments in which...

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Open-frame steel belt conveyor designed for quick scrap removal

January 18, 2016

Prab Inc. offers a heavy-duty, open-frame steel belt conveyor. The design allows operators and maintenance personnel to see if carryover has fallen between the belt and bottom cover. The removable guard panels allow simplified access to the area for scrap removal. The conveyor comes in 6- and...

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Lift magnet system helps users transfer multiple cut pieces from burn tables

January 18, 2016

The new air-operated Burn Table Lift Magnet System from Eriez® moves multiple parts or cutouts up and off of burn tables. The transfer system also can lift single sheets or plates up to 3 in. thick from a stack to load the table. When activated, a stainless steel stripper pan retracts to engage...

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Manual palletizer raises, lowers loads automatically

January 18, 2016

Presto Lifts offers the P3 Spring level loader for pallet loading and unloading. A system of heavy-duty springs automatically lowers or raises a pallet as weight is added or removed, keeping the top layer of boxes in an easy-to-access position. The operator remains in the same position...

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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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