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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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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Electric wire rope hoist is compact

May 7, 2014

Konecranes offers the CXT electric wire rope hoist for overhead cranes in industrial material handling environments. The compact hoist accommodates facilities with limited headroom above the crane while maximizing the use of available floor space, the company reports. Customizable for any...

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Forklift products combine safety, space savings

May 5, 2014

Combilift offers forklift products in a variety of models and styles designed to provide safe, space-saving handling of long loads. The newest and smallest pedestrian pallet truck, the Combi-WR, and its multidirectional counterpart, the Combi-WR4, have a capacity of 1.5 tons, while the Combi-SC...

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Lifting devices designed for low-capacity applications

April 29, 2014

Tandemloc Inc. has developed several low-capacity lifting devices, with sizing to customer requirements. The products include pallet (skid) lifters, coil hooks from 0.5- to 50-ton capacity, pipe grabs, and combo lifters for crane and forklift attachment. The Rapid Ready line for lift beams up...

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Twin-trolley models added to line of air-operated hoists

April 7, 2014

J. D. Neuhaus has added new models to its EH line of air-operated monorail hoists. They provide heavy-duty lifting in harsh environments, including onshore and offshore, steelworks, and shipbuilding. The line’s 82- and 110-ton-capacity products now are available in both double-trolley and...

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Light crane system redesigned for less rolling resistance

March 18, 2014

Terex Material Handling has redesigned the Demag KBK Aluline light crane system. Further reduced rolling resistance enables operators to move loads weighing up to 2.2 tons by hand with decreased effort. The light crane system includes aluminum profile sections in four sizes for rigidity and...

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Round vacuum cups available in diameters from 0.09 to 14.69 in.

February 19, 2014

Vi-Cas Mfg. produces round vacuum cups from 0.09 to 14.69 in. dia. to handle round, oval, and hard-to-grip products, including those with smooth or textured surfaces. Thousands of styles and sizes are available in materials including vinyl, urethane, rubber, silicone, oil-resistant vinyl,...

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Redesigned stackers offer stability, maneuverability

February 13, 2014

Presto Lifts has redesigned its PowerStak™ line of compact, fully powered stackers. A new turtle speed setting reduces drive speed by 50 percent for precise positioning. Straddle legs fabricated from solid steel provide rigidity and eliminate deflection, even under maximum load of 2,200 lbs....

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Weighted take-up module eliminates conveyor belt sag

February 10, 2014

Dorner has introduced the 2200 series SmartFlex™ flexible chain conveyor platform. It comes with a weighted take-up module to help prevent the plastic chain belt from sagging underneath the conveyor during operation and creating pinch points in the system. The weighted take-up module is...

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Customized lifting devices designed for lower-capacity market

February 4, 2014

Tandemloc Inc. has introduced lifting devices for the lower-capacity market, sized to customer requirements. The company is building pallet lifters, coil hooks from 0.5- to 50-ton capacity, pipe grabs, and combo lifters for crane and forklift attachment. According to the company, it can quote,...

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Chip/parts conveyors offer low maintenance - TheFabricator.com

Chip/parts conveyors offer low maintenance

December 11, 2013

Permanent magnetic chip and parts conveyors from Eriez® move and elevate ferrous materials such as chips, turnings, small parts, and stampings. The units are designed for operator safety and low maintenance. Besides an externally mounted drive motor, the conveyors are self-contained, with a...

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Vacuum lifting system designed for flats, cylinders, irregular shapes - TheFabricator.com

Vacuum lifting system designed for flats, cylinders, irregular shapes

November 14, 2013

Cynergy Ergonomics has developed a universal vacuum lifting system to lift and manipulate materials with very different geometries. With capacities of more than 1,000 lbs. and the ability to handle almost any shape or geometry, this vacuum gripper is suitable for use by job shops, custom...

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Orbital stretch wrap machine eliminates need for strapping, cartons - TheFabricator.com

Orbital stretch wrap machine eliminates need for strapping, cartons

November 7, 2013

ITW Muller offers the 87M Yellow Jacket orbital stretch wrap machine, suitable for securing oversized, oddly shaped, palletized loads while the pallet remains on the forklift. The horizontally positioned stretch wrap machine moves around and under a load as the unit advances manually across the...

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Vacuum cups available for all types of ergonomic lifters - TheFabricator.com

Vacuum cups available for all types of ergonomic lifters

October 30, 2013

Vi-Cas Mfg. offers vacuum cups for ergonomic lifters of all types and sizes. Round, rectangular, and oval cups are available from stock for immediate shipment for such lift manufacturers as Cynergy Ergonomics and Indutrol. Accessories such as vacuum valves, swivel joints, and level compensators...

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