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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Magnets lift, move steel sheets without slings, hooks, cables

August 12, 2008

SafeHold® APL series lifting magnets from Eriez® lift and move steel sheets without direct attachment by slings, hooks, or cables.The magnets are designed so that an operator is not required...

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Peddinghaus event focuses on technology, industry partnerships

August 12, 2008

Peddinghaus Corp. has announced plans to open its facility in Bradley, Ill., from Sept. 24-27 for its Oktoberfest 2008 event. The event celebrates technological innovations and industry partnerships...

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Bosch Rexroth opens new facility

July 15, 2008

Bosch Rexroth Corp., Hoffman Estates, Ill., recently opened a new facility, Tech Center East, in Rochester Hills, Mich.Tech Center East is involved in developing hydraulic hybrid systems that are...

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Hyster lift truck

A new look at lift trucks

July 15, 2008

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California is on the leading edge of environmental protectionism, and because it is such a large industrial market, the state's environmental regulations are influencing what metal fabricators might be drivng in their facilities.

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Tekfab adds engineer

May 15, 2008

Tekfab has added Dave Zaragoza as an engineer.Zaragoza, who has more than 10 years of experience in the metal framing industry, is responsible for companywide sales of all Tekfab products, as well as...

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Plataine names vice president of sales, metal fabrication

May 15, 2008

Plataine, Ball Ground, Ga., has appointed Richard Piacenza as vice president of sales, metal fabrication.Piacenza has 20 years of sales and marketing management experience in the industry, serving...

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Bunting Magnetics Co. acquires MAGL

May 15, 2008

Bunting Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan., has acquired Magnet Applications Group Ltd. (MAGL), which has manufacturing operations in Berkhamsted, England, and Dubois, Pa.Bunting manufactures magnetic...

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Powered vacuum lifter/tilter allows one person to lift, tilt panels up to 2,000 lbs.

May 13, 2008

The Anver AT series vacuum lifter/tilter employs a compressed-air cylinder for powered tilting, allowing one person to lift and tilt panels weighing up to 2,000 lbs. Featuring adjustable suction cups...

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Welding wire drum cart handles up to 1,000-lb. containers

May 13, 2008

The Kinetic Technologies LOBOY™ drum cart offers 2.3 in. of ground clearance and a low center of gravity for towing drums or boxes of welding wire used in robotic or hard-tooled welding...

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Partial straightener assembly

The finer points of coil handling for fineblanking

May 13, 2008

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Fineblanking operations require a heavy-duty press and special tooling. To produce straight, flat strip for the press and feed, stampers need a coil cradle, coil end peeler, debender, and hold-down arm, straightener, loop control.

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Magnetic slide conveyors can be rebuilt to extend service life

April 15, 2008

Storch Magnetics has introduced a series of magnetic slide conveyors.A 304-stainless steel rebuildable track allows users to rebuild the conveyors later to extend service life. The liquidtight...

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Orbital stretch-wrap machine upgraded

April 15, 2008

GaleWrap has upgraded its 87-in.-dia., standard manual model Yellow Jacket 110® orbital stretch-wrap machine for securing standard, oversized, and odd-shaped palletized loads on the forks of a...

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Counterbalanced stacker works with any type pallet or skid

March 11, 2008

Presto Lifts Inc. offers the PowerStak™ counterbalanced stacker that works with any type pallet or skid and is suitable for servicing racks, loading and unloading trucks, feeding machinery, and...

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Conveyor has perforated bedplate option

March 11, 2008

Dorner's 2200 series conveyor, designed for light- and medium-duty applications, now is available with an optional perforated bedplate for cooling and draining applications.The bedplate is suitable...

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Reach stackers support up to 101,000 lbs.

March 11, 2008

Hyster Co. has introduced the Hyster® Yardmaster II series of reach stackers. The stackers support load capacities up to 101,000 lbs.The stackers have the tightest turning radius in the container...

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