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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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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De-Sta-Co names vice president of sales

December 12, 2006

De-Sta-Co., Madison Heights, Mich., has appointed Scott Peters to vice president of sales for the North American Industrial Automation business.Peters helps develop strategy for the company's...

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Belt-free magnetic conveyors offered

November 7, 2006

Belt-free magnetic conveyors from Puritan Magnetics convey stamping scrap, knockouts, and chips and turnings from lathes, mills, presses, and other metalworking machinery.The belt design helps to...

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Device rotates fully loaded pallets

November 7, 2006

The PalletPal rotator from Southworth rotates fully loaded pallets. It is suitable for replacing broken pallets, switching to or from in-house shipping pallets, transferring loads to slip sheets, and...

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Vertical-handle clamps save space

November 7, 2006

Vertical-handle hold-down action clamps from De-Sta-Co allow users to save space without compromising holding capacity.Available in 2002, 2007, and 2010 series, the clamps have an ergonomic handle...

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Material handling stampings

Moving material efficiently

November 7, 2006

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It's a challenge to select the most efficient conveyor for a particular application. To make the best choice, it's imperative that all operating parameters be considered.

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Serapid names new sales representative

October 10, 2006

DECO Tool Supply Co., Omaha, Neb., was named as a sales representative for Serapid, Sterling Heights, Mich.DECO has more than 60 years' experience in the industrial supply business and handles...

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