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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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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Serapid announces sales staff addition

February 12, 2008

Serapid Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich., recently added Geoffrey James to its industrial sales division.The company manufactures equipment movement technology for various industrial applications,...

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ICR opens robotics education institute

February 12, 2008

Industrial Control Repair Inc. (ICR), Warren, Mich., a provider of industrial electronic and mechanical repair services, has opened its Learning Institute for students seeking careers in robotics. The...

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Vacuum lifter handles 48-ft. by 8-ft. steel plate, nonferrous materials

January 15, 2008

Anver Corp. has introduced a high-capacity, custom-built vacuum lifter for handling 48-ft. by 8-ft. steel plate and nonferrous materials, without damaging their surface.The Anver Mill-Duty vacuum...

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FABTECH hosts 31,000 visitors, covers 461,627 sq. ft.

January 15, 2008

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show at McCormick Place in Chicago hosted more exhibiting companies and covered more exhibit space than any previous FABTECH. Filling 461,627 sq. ft....

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Hennig opens facility for enclosure manufacturing

January 15, 2008

Hennig Inc. has opened a facility in Rockford, Ill., for the design, engineering, and fabrication of enclosures and fuel tanks for power generators and other heavy-duty OEM markets.The new Hennig...

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Flexible conveyor easily shortened or extended

December 11, 2007

Dorner's 5200 series Qwik conveyor allows users to modify the length and add or remove a curve to adjust to different applications.Suitable for industrial, automation, and packaging applications, the...

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