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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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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Counterbalanced lift trucks feature customizable applications, ergonomics

December 11, 2007

Hyster Co.'s Fortis™ line of sit-down, counterbalanced lift trucks features customizable applications and ergonomics, a power-train design, industrial-strength electronics, good cooling, and...

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Motoman adds senior general manager for Canada plant

December 11, 2007

Motoman Inc., West Carrollton, Ohio, recently named Trevor Jones as senior general manager of Yaskawa Motoman Canada, Mississauga, Ont.Jones has more than 23 years of experience in the robotics...

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Compact material handling system loads, unloads in 60 sec.

November 6, 2007

Bystronic's ByTrans material handling system loads and unloads in 60 sec. The short cycle time, which is independent of the metal sheet's thickness, helps ensure greater overall throughput, the...

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Orbitform appoints Northwest sales representative

November 6, 2007

The Orbitform Group, Jackson, Mich., has named Sanson Northwest, Lynnwood, Wash., as sales representative for Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia. The company represents Orbitform's line...

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Trucktruth.com provides lift truck news and research

November 6, 2007

Trucktruth.com, sponsored by Hyster Co., Greenville, N.C., launched as an online resource for lift truck manufacturers, buyers, operators, and dealers. The site integrates lift truck news, tips, and...

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Conveyor Maintenance

Extend conveyor life with maintenance, modification

November 6, 2007

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To the naked eye, conveyor design doesn't look looks it has progressed much in 40 years. The conveyors of today are engineered with unique design elements and innovations that make them more versatile than ever for today's metal stamping applications. A conveyor with the latest technologies is good only if it is running properly. Simple preventive maintenance techniques can save stampers time, money, and a lot of headaches.

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FABTECH Intl. & AWS Welding Show returns to Chicago

October 9, 2007

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, the largest North American showcase of metal forming, fabricating, stamping, tube and pipe, and welding equipment and technology, will return to...

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