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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Everything you wanted to know about overhead cranes

November 2, 2009

Most fabricating operations have an overhead crane, but just what do these companies know about these material handling tools? This feature provides the answers to their questions.

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Pipe supplier reduces aisle width, material handling

October 26, 2009

Pipe-Valves Inc., a distributor of industrial pipes and valves in Columbus, Ohio, had a small facility and stored all of its products outdoors. The products were prone to weather damage and the storage layout required handling some products two or three times. A move to a bigger facility and the purchase of two Combilift sideloading industrial trucks have made the company approximately 30 percent more efficient.

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Slim, dual-arm robot handles heavy, unwieldy parts, trays, or pallets

October 13, 2009

Motoman's new SDA10D robot has two robot arms that can work together on one task to double the payload or handle heavy, unwieldy parts, trays, or pallets. According to the company, the robot can...

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Portable rack scale weighs, transports pipe, rod, bar stock weighing up to 12,000 lbs.

October 13, 2009

Alliance Scale Inc. offers a portable rack scale designed to weigh and transport pipe, rod, and bar stock weighing up to 12,000 lbs. in-plant or on-site. Featuring a pedestal-mounted Rice Lake IQ Plus...

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Press Room Equipment acquires Norwalk Innovation

October 13, 2009

Press Room Equipment Co., a division of American Products LLC, has announced the acquisition of Norwalk Innovation Inc.Press Room Equipment, a manufacturer of press feeding, material straightening,...

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Bystronic hires sales engineer

September 22, 2009

Bystronic Inc. has hired Darren McCarthy as sales engineer for the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.McCarthy has 23 years of experience in sales, sales management, and customer...

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Bystronic Canada celebrates one-year anniversary

September 21, 2009

Bystronic Canada celebrated its one-year anniversary on September 2, 2009 with its new service and spare parts location in Mississauga, Ontario. "Bystronic Canada has had a very successful first year...

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Nosebar tail improves small part transfers between conveyors, integrated machinery

September 9, 2009

QC Automation Series low-profile belt conveyors now are available with a nosebar tail designed to improve the transfer of small parts between two conveyors or other integrated machinery.In most cases...

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Dock lifts feature galvanized construction for longer life

September 9, 2009

Available in 5,000 lbs. and 6,000 lbs. capacities, Dura-Dock™ lifts from Southworth Products feature corrosion-resistant, galvanized base and legs as standard. For higher capacities (up to...

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Vacuum lifter engages from hoist action

September 9, 2009

Anver Corporation, Hudson, Mass., has introduced a redesigned mechanical vacuum lifter that requires no compressed air or electricity.The mechanical vacuum lifter is self-powered and features a...

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Nissan becomes first automaker to deploy methanol fuel cells for material handling equipment commercially

August 25, 2009

Nissan North America (NNA) has become the first vehicle manufacturer to commercially deploy methanol fuel cells to power its material handling equipment (tugs) at its Smyrna, Tenn., assembly plant....

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Magnetic fanners handle sheets up to 1/8 in. thick stacked 14 in. high

August 11, 2009

Eriez® Hi-Powr permanent magnetic sheet fanners separate and fan light- or heavy-gauge steel to eliminate doubles when feeding material to presses, brakes, and shears.The sheet fanners do not pry...

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Heavy-duty robot supports up to 3,000-lb. payload

August 11, 2009

FANUC Robotics America Inc. has introduced the new M-2000iA/1200 super-heavy-duty robot. It can support up to a 3,000-lb. payload with a 23.62-in. offset from the faceplate and full articulated motion...

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Kansas governor recognizes 50th anniversary of Bunting Magnetics

July 20, 2009

Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson has signed a proclamation recognizing August 3, 2009 as the 50th anniversary of the founding of Bunting® Magnetics Co. The signing ceremony was held at the State...

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TEKFAB hires sales, marketing manager

July 14, 2009

TEKFAB Inc., Albany, Ore., a machine design and manufacturing company specializing in punching, cutting, and material handling, has hired David Hendry as sales and marketing manager. He has more than...

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