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Richard Ryan, Dorner president and CEO, dies in accident -

Richard Ryan, Dorner president and CEO, dies in accident

September 13, 2012

Dorner Mfg. Corp. President and CEO Richard "Rich" Ryan, 59, died in a motorcycle accident Sept. 8 while traveling in the western U.S. Ryan joined Dorner, located in Hartland, Wis., in October 2005 as COO. He held that position until June 2012, when he was appointed president and CEO following...

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Eriez names product engineering manager

September 5, 2012

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has announced the promotion of Nicole Skias to product engineering manager for the Eriez Hydroflow® line. She is responsible for all mechanical engineering functions, production control, and purchasing activities pertaining to the line, with duties including new-product...

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Herr-Voss Stamco receives order for tension leveler

September 4, 2012

Herr-Voss Stamco®, Callery, Pa., a supplier of coil processing equipment, has received an order from Jupiter Aluminum for a tension leveler to be installed in its Hammond, Ind., facility. The 6-high module tension leveler features a simplified design and oil mist lubrication of the roller...

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Flexible industrial vacuum hose resists chemicals -

Flexible industrial vacuum hose resists chemicals

August 22, 2012

Flexaust® MG-series all-purpose industrial vacuum hose is available in two materials for a variety of fluid handling, ventilation, and material handling or evacuation applications. The flexible, lightweight, chemical-resistant hose is available in PVC and polyurethane versions or blended...

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Cart spins for unloading of bulk containers -

Cart spins for unloading of bulk containers

August 15, 2012

Kinetic Technologies Inc. has developed a low-profile cart that spins on its own length to simplify the unloading of bulk containers filled with large items. The six-wheeled cart measures 6.5 in. high from floor to deck and has a 50- by 50-in. usable deck area. Additional features include a...

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Rack prevents damage to finished parts

August 6, 2012

Royal Products has introduced the Econo-Rack™, a device that collects finished parts as they come off of any bar-fed CNC lathe. It prevents damage to finished parts by feeding products onto a turntable covered by a low-friction UHMW material instead of into an oil-filled collection bucket. The...

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Double-acting magnet offers precise pickup -

Double-acting magnet offers precise pickup

August 1, 2012

Industrial Magnetics Inc. has added the TPLPDA to its Magnetic Transporter® LP line, designed to transfer ferrous steel blanks magnetically in a variety of stamping, transfer, and pick-and-place applications. Engineered with rare-earth magnets that positively hold the part during transfer,...

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Eriez launches redesigned website

July 26, 2012

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., a manufacturer of magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, X-ray, materials feeding, screening, conveying, and controlling equipment, has launched its revamped website at It features a new layout and expanded content. The site employs a series of home page...

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Tsubaki to acquire the Mayfran Group

July 24, 2012

Tsubakimoto Chain Co., a manufacturer and developer of power transmission products in Osaka, Japan, has announced it will acquire Cleveland-based Mayfran Intl. and affiliated subsidiaries. Mayfran provides systems for scrap and coolant management and material handling, used in metalworking,...

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Hydraulic winch lifts 65,000 lbs -

Hydraulic winch lifts 65,000 lbs

July 19, 2012

Bloom Mfg. Inc. has introduced the new LS80K Lift-Safe® planetary winch with a 65,000-lb. lifting capacity. The modularly constructed unit can be adapted to specific drum sizes and cable holding requirements. In addition, it can be ordered with grooved drums, as well as special drum lengths...

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Bidirectional AGV transports unpackaged automotive parts -

Bidirectional AGV transports unpackaged automotive parts

July 19, 2012

Creform Corp. has designed and built a series of AGV carts to meet the needs of an automotive manufacturer for moving unpackaged parts and components from one department to another. The traverse covers more than 950 ft. while handling parts without damage, battery maintenance, or human...

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Conveyor's internal track system designed for low maintenance -

Conveyor's internal track system designed for low maintenance

July 19, 2012

Eriez® chip and parts conveyors provide a self-contained method for moving and elevating ferrous materials. With a completely enclosed conveyor mechanism, there are no moving external parts to jam or break. The internal track system, called Tuf-Trac, is designed for low maintenance and quiet...

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Nissan Forklift adds senior manager of outside sales -

Nissan Forklift adds senior manager of outside sales

July 19, 2012

Material handling equipment-maker Nissan Forklift Corp., Marengo, Ill., has hired Charles VandenBosch as senior manager of outside sales. With seven years of dealer development experience, he is responsible for increasing equipment and parts sales, as well as the company's market share....

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LiftOne to represent Yale forklifts in central Tennessee

July 17, 2012

Effective Aug. 1, LiftOne LLC, Charlotte, N.C., will become the authorized dealer for Yale® material handling equipment in the Tennessee markets previously serviced by KMH Systems. LiftOne has announced its intent to purchase certain new Yale inventory and aftermarket parts from KMH. KMH...

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Handling Specialty Mfg. achieves ISO 9001:2008 recertification

July 17, 2012

Handling Specialty Mfg. Ltd., Grimsby, Ont., successfully passed its ISO 9001:2008 recertification audit. The company is a designer and manufacturer of material handling systems for the transportation, automotive, aerospace, and metal processing industries....

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