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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Hand vacuum cups come in one-, two-finger styles

April 14, 2009

A series of all-rubber, push-on suction cups for handling metal sheet in the horizontal position has been introduced by Anver Corp. The hand vacuum suction cups are pressed onto the surface of...

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Bushman Equipment appoints engineering manager

April 14, 2009

Bushman Equipment Inc., Milwaukee, has appointed Martin Schoenecker as engineering manager. He has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Marquette University and an extensive background...

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Light-duty stacker has 62-in. lifting height, 1,500-lb capacity

March 10, 2009

Presto Lifts Inc. has introduced a line of fully powered stackers with a lifting height of 62 in. and a 1,500-lb. capacity. The new Power Stak™ Lite line is a group of light-duty stackers with a...

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Bushman reorganizes management team

March 10, 2009

Bushman Equipment Inc., a manufacturer of custom material handling equipment in Milwaukee, has reorganized its management team to prepare for growth and expansion in the coming year.The company has...

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Bunting Magnetics announces staff appointment

February 10, 2009

Chad Mayes has been named as an inside sales representative – material handling for Bunting® Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan.In this position, Mayes manages all incoming sales inquiries and...

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Jervis B. Webb names several new resellers

February 10, 2009

Jervis B. Webb Co., Farmington Hills, Mich., a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku Co. Ltd., has expanded its roster of SmartCart automatic guided cart (AGC) value-added resellers (VARs) with nine new...

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Forklift intended for towing heavy, extremely large loads in rough terrain

January 13, 2009

Sellick Equipment Ltd. has introduced the STT80 tow forklift, designed for towing heavy or extremely large loads in rough terrain.Available in both two- and four-wheel drive, the forklift has a lift...

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Side-grip vacuum lifter introduced

January 13, 2009

A below-the-hook vacuum lifter with side-grip suction pads for handling appliances, fabrications, and products that cannot be picked up from the top has been introduced by Anver Corp.The VPF-57...

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Mayfran Intl. acquires Press Room Techniques

January 13, 2009

Mayfran Intl., Cleveland, a manufacturer of engineered factory automation systems, has acquired Press Room Techniques (PRT), Lindsay, Ont., a developer and manufacturer of a line of patented products...

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Jervis B. Webb Co. announces retirement of president/co-CEO

December 16, 2008

Jervis B. Webb Co., Farmington Hills, Mich., a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku Co. Ltd., Japan, has announced the retirement of Susan M. Webb, its president and co-CEO.Webb continues to serve on...

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Precision leveler provides shape correction on boron-clad material

November 11, 2008

B&K, a division of Formtek-Maine, has produced a 3.5 series precision parts leveler for a customer in Canada. The machine provides shape correction on boron-clad material coming off the rolling mill...

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Lifting magnets require minimal operating maintenance

November 11, 2008

SafeHold® RPL series permanent lifting magnets from Eriez® can lift and transfer steel and iron without slings, hooks, or cables, and without marring the surface. The magnets require minimal...

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Vacuum lifter works in small footprint

November 11, 2008

Anver Corp. has introduced a compact, high-capacity vacuum lifter for heavy lifting applications requiring a small footprint.The E4000M16 lifter incorporates all-welded steel construction with double...

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Gdel appoints president/COO

November 11, 2008

Gdel, Langenthal, Switzerland, has appointed Jeff Stadler as the new president and COO of Gudel North America. He previously held the position of vice president of sales and engineering. Stadler is...

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Pallet changer, tower, or shelving system with that laser?

October 14, 2008

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When fabricators decide to automate material handling in their laser cutting operations, they have several choices to make. The decision on whether to automate—and what kind of system makes the most sense—will depend on the shop's capabilities, its production capacity, and available floor space. The options cover the full spectrum, from basic systems that simply unload one pallet and bring in another to large racking systems that maintain a full inventory of raw material and cut parts and can transfer those parts to other machines in the shop.

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