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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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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System controls conveyors without wiring

April 10, 2007

Dorner Manufacturing's single input interface VFD motor control unit is a plug-and-play device that allows users to hook it up to the conveyor system, plug in the accessory that best meets the...

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Parts delivery cart developed for narrow aisles

April 10, 2007

Kinetic Technologies Inc., designer/manufacturer of Forklift Freematerial handling equipment and accessories, has developed a small parts delivery cart to complement manufacturing and warehouse...

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De-Sta-Co executive retires

April 10, 2007

De-Sta-Co, Auburn Hills, Mich., recently announced that Kel Landers, president of the Workholding Products Group, retired from the company April 6, 2007.Landers joined De-Sta-Co in July, 1999 as vice...

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Conveyor removes all wet, dry metal scrap

March 13, 2007

PRAB Inc.'s Scrapveyor II is designed to convey and elevate all wet or dry metal scrap from stamping or machining operations.The self-cleaning conveyor provides a positive discharge, eliminating scrap...

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Plasma lifter has magnetic collision sensor

March 13, 2007

MG Systems and Welding has introduced the OL200s plasma lifter. The lifter features smooth drive motion and contact-sense initial height sensing to set the pierce height precisely.A small limit switch...

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Press-to-press transfer system designed for enhanced productivity

March 13, 2007

Rexcon Controls and Automation, a division of Electrex Co. Inc., has introduced Production Pro Line Supervisor and Vision De-Stacker, which comprise a press-to-press transfer system designed to reduce...

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Stock reel drive works with all pan reels, materials

March 13, 2007

Acme Model Engineering Co.'s stock reel drive fits on all size pan reels and payouts all materials smoothly, the company says.The unit attaches to horizontal pan reel turntables. A microswitch starts...

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SAV opens North American facility

March 13, 2007

Germany-based SAV, a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of mechanical, magnetic, and hydraulic work holding systems, has opened a North American Facility in South Windsor, Conn.The new facility...

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Sensor monitors up to 2.5 mm blanks for double sheet

February 13, 2007

Roland Industrial Electronics' P30GS single probe sensor can monitor blanks up to 2.5 mm (0.100 in.) for double sheet.The 30-mm-dia. sensor fits into the 3.5-in.-dia. suction cup of the flexible...

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Handling improvements in safety, efficiency

February 13, 2007

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Ever more stringent safety standards, driven largely by OSHA and state regulators, have led many fabricators to examine closely their material handling processes. Side loaders can provide safety benefits as well as improve material handling efficiency.

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P/A Industries names new president

February 12, 2007

Edward R. Morris has been named president of P/A Industries Inc. North American operations, headquartered in Bloomfield, Conn.Jerome E. Finn, president since 1975, will remain as chairman and...

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Material handling system replaces or assists forklifts, cranes, and conveyors

January 9, 2007

The nearly frictionless, horizontal omnidirectional Aero-Pallet from AeroGo effectively replaces or assists forklifts, cranes, and conveyors and are suitable for moving heavy bulky loads in...

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Clamps provide enhanced ergonomics, holding power

January 9, 2007

DE-STA-CO's Horizontal Handle Hold-Down Action Clamps (models 2013, 2017, 2027, and 2037) deliver 60 percent more holding capacity than the legacy models in the same envelope, the company says.A knob...

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