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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Fine-height-adjustment lifting system allows continuous movement

August 7, 2007

Unidex Inc. has introduced its enhanced model ECL series electric column lift manipulator, a fine-height-adjustment lifting system with 270-degree articulating arms plus end effectors for handling...

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De-Sta-Co names product management director

August 7, 2007

De-Sta-Co, Auburn Hills, Mich., has promoted Aaron Henry to director of product management for electric and conveyor products.Henry is responsible for rationalizing the company's electric and conveyor...

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Bosch Rexroth consolidates Detroit branch offices

August 7, 2007

Bosch Rexroth Corp., Hoffman Estates, Ill., has begun consolidation of its Detroit branch offices, moving employees from the Intelligent Hydraulic Drives™ (IHD) unit to a 57,000-sq.-ft. facility...

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Lifter handles thick plate

July 24, 2007

The Strong-Bac® plate lifter from The Caldwell Group Inc. handles thick plates, one at a time.Suitable for loading and unloading large, bulky plates from trucks, stock, and flame-cut tables, the...

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Saw loader

Better safe than saw awry

July 10, 2007

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When a machine operator cut a bundle of barstock open to load into a saw, the bands popped, moving the blocks that were put there to safely contain the bars. The bars fell on the operator's foot and trapped it. Not wanting to duplicate that nightmare, engineers at Kirsan Engineering, Kenosha, Wis., set about to create a method of loading barstock that relied on lift trucks, not cranes.

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Packaging finished stampings

July 10, 2007

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Proper packaging is an essential part of the manufacturing process that often is overlooked. For stampers who outsource final part finishing, it is an even greater concern. This article explains why proper packaging is so important and gives several options for keeping part quality intact during shipping.

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Conveyors feature ceramic magnets

July 10, 2007

Eriez® Chip and Parts Conveyors move and elevate ferrous materials such as chips, turnings, small parts, and stampings. With the exception of an externally mounted drive motor, the unit is...

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Combilift material handler

Improving warehouse operations for tube, pipe

July 10, 2007

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Analyzing your warehouse layout might reveal severe inefficiencies. Do you have the most frequently picked items scattered around, or are they located near the packing station? Organizing the warehouse so that the most frequently picked items are close to the packing station and the least frequently picked items farther away can cut the transit time significantly.

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North American robot orders jump in first quarter

June 27, 2007

North American robotics companies posted gains of 24 percent in new orders in the first quarter, according to new statistics released by Robotic Industries Association (RIA).A total of 4,603 robots...

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Two-strand chain conveyor has 2,400 lb. capacity

June 12, 2007

The model 680 two-strand chain conveyor from Titan Industries Inc. features 7-ga. steel construction and a standard double-pitch chain that provides a 2,400-lb. load capacity.The conveyor has a 1-HP,...

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Lifter has battery-powered lift mechanism

May 8, 2007

Southworth Products Corp. has introduced a new Dandy Lift™ with a battery-powered lift mechanism.The ergonomic, durable lift is clean, quiet, user-friendly, and convenient for transporting,...

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Bosch Rexroth launches new Web site

May 8, 2007

Bosch Rexroth has launched a new Web site intended to help automotive companies and their suppliers improve productivity, reliability, and efficiency in all areas of manufacturing, the company...

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Serapid announces new sales staff member

May 8, 2007

Serapid Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich., has added Eric Petterson to its sales staff. Petterson joined the Quick Die Change sales division in March 2007.Serapid is an industrial manufacturing company...

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Dorner appoints industrial products marketing manager

May 8, 2007

Dorner Mfg. Corp., Hartland, Wis., has appointed Kim Stoll as industrial products marketing manager. In this capacity, Stoll is responsible for developing the company's industrial conveyor platforms,...

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Jervis B. Webb to construct new system at Chrysler's St. Louis plant

May 8, 2007

Jervis B. Webb Co., Farmington Hills, Mich., has announced new business with automotive manufacturer Chrysler Group to install a new material handling system and renovate existing systems at the...

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