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Permanent rare-earth lift magnet uses no electricity, air

September 6, 2013

Industrial Magnetics Inc. offers the remote-operated DynamicLift™permanent rare-earth lift magnet. Featuring Magswitch® technology, the magnet can be turned on or off using a remote control, without the need of air or electricity. Electrical cords and air hoses are eliminated, allowing a...

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Lifting device allows nearly weightless movement of loads up to 771 lbs. -

Lifting device allows nearly weightless movement of loads up to 771 lbs.

September 3, 2013

The Konecranes ATB AirBalancer is a lifting device that aids picking, lifting, moving, and placing items by hand. The pneumatic-powered mover is suitable for assembly processes, repair, and industrial production tasks across a variety of industries. The unit reaches movement speeds up to 6.56...

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Dallas adds BDC Machinery to representative network

August 12, 2013

Dallas Industries, Troy, Mich., a manufacturer of coil handling and press feeding equipment and controls for the stamping industry, has announced that BDC Machinery LLC, Nekoosa, Wis., has been named to represent the company in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Dallas Industries' equipment includes servo...

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Company offers engineering service for choosing timing belts, pulleys

August 8, 2013

Brecoflex Co. LLC offers belt drive systems for conveying, indexing, linear drives, and power transmission applications. The company provides a free engineering consultation service to help users choose the most appropriate belt technology and pitch, calculate belt and pulley sizing, and select...

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No-, low-emissions lift trucks clear the air -

No-, low-emissions lift trucks clear the air

August 1, 2013 | By Kate Bachman

Manufacturers have many green options in their choices of lift trucks, including low- or no-emissions, energy-efficient forklift technologies. Raymond, Toyota, Nissan, Hyster, Yale, Power Designers, Minit-Charger, and AeroVironment weigh in on how today’s lift trucks meet demands for lower emissions, higher energy efficiency, and CARB and EPA emissions standards.

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KMC Global acquires CDM Systems -

KMC Global acquires CDM Systems

July 24, 2013

KMC Global, Kalamazoo, Mich., the parent company of Prab Inc., has acquired CDM Systems Inc., a manufacturer of custom en-masse conveyors and marine leg ship unloaders in Elk River, Minn. The conveyors, built for service in mining, potash, cement, co-generation boiler feed, and other heavy...

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Wheelchair lift power unit suited to material handling, packaging applications

July 22, 2013

Butler Mobility has announced that its power lift, used to operate its inclined platform wheelchair lift, can be used for applications in material lifting, low-speed mixing, packaging, conveyors, and batch or continuous processes. The unit has a rigid, double-decker chassis design that includes...

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Terex Material Handling's Cleveland location earns several certifications

July 10, 2013

Terex Material Handling has announced that its Cleveland facility has been awarded recertification in ISO 9001 and 14001 and certification in OHSAS 18001 by Global Group for commitment to safety, consistent quality, and environmental management. The company produces the Demag brand of overhead...

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Mounting elements for EOAT facilitate suction cup installation

June 26, 2013

Piab offers a line of mounting elements that allow installation of suction cups and accessories at the correct working position without the need for engineering time or sourcing from another supplier. Mounting brackets, height adjusters, suction cup rod extensions, and level compensators are...

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Eriez establishes new landing page

June 20, 2013

Eriez, Erie, Pa., has established a new HydroFlow® landing page at It contains a gallery of product information as well as brochure downloads, video, and links to social media. The equipment and systems are used in parts washing, machining, grinding, honing,...

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Mobile worktable designed for demanding work environments -

Mobile worktable designed for demanding work environments

June 17, 2013

Ohio Laser's new XL mobile worktable features all-welded steel construction that is suitable for heavy-duty industrial and manufacturing work environments. With a 5,000-lb. distributed weight capacity, the table is designed for moving supplies, equipment, and assemblies between workstations or...

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Piab announces staffing changes

June 13, 2013

Piab America, Hingham, Mass., has appointed Mike Dickson as regional director-Americas. He previously spent 21 years at Danaher, most recently as vice president, global sales and outbound marketing at Kollmorgen's Vehicle Systems business. Dickson takes over for Chuck Weilbrenner, former regional...

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Hoists handle light to medium applications

June 13, 2013

J D Neuhaus offers the JDN Mini series of air-operated hoists for light to medium engineering and general workshop applications. Models are available with payload ratings of 275, 551, 1,102, and 2,160 lbs. The aluminum-bodied units provide optional lift heights of 9.84, 16.40, and 26.25 ft. with a...

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Customized trailers carry 15,000 lbs. -

Customized trailers carry 15,000 lbs.

June 13, 2013

Hamilton Caster has designed customized model XT2309 trailers for an oil contractor, used to transport manifolds that allow oil to flow smoothly from wells into tanks. Each trailer measures 192 in. long by 144 in. wide. The deck is made of smooth-plate steel welded over a steel channel frame....

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Modular chip processing systems require minimal floor space -

Modular chip processing systems require minimal floor space

June 6, 2013

Prab Inc. offers modular chip processing systems for processing scrap while taking up minimal floor space. Modules can be added to the maneuverable systems to expand chip-handling capacity. The systems typically include material handling conveyors, a preprocessing crusher and/or shredder as...

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