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 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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Hydra-pneumatic cylinder offers high-speed, all power-stoke operation

January 9, 2007

AEC/Hypercyl's HZ series hydra-pneumatic cylinders offers a power-stroke operation for various assembly clamping, piercing, metalworking, pressing, marking, resistance welding, and riveting...

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Littell relocates Michigan facility

January 9, 2007

Littell has relocated its Michigan manufacturing facility to a larger and more modern facility. Located in Troy, Mich., the 40,000-sq.-ft. facility houses operations and customer service.The company...

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Cambridge Intl. appoints director, market development

January 9, 2007

Cambridge Intl. Inc., a manufacturer of metal conveyor belting and wire cloth products, has announced the appointment of H. J. (Sco) Scofield as director of worldwide market development. In this...

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Serapid announces new distributors

January 9, 2007

Serapid has announced MasTech of Troy, Mich, and Schweda Machine Tool Sales of Delafield, Wis., ( a part of Concept Machine Tool Sales) as new representatives of its products.Serapid is a industrial...

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Magnet/vacuum lifter holds all shapes, steel types

December 12, 2006

The Transporter® MV end-of-arm tooling from Industrial Magnetics Inc. combines vacuum and magnet technology to lift and hold all shapes and types of steel in stamping, blanking, and press-to-press...

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