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Plate, sheet vacuum lifter handles any cutting table material -

Plate, sheet vacuum lifter handles any cutting table material

June 12, 2012

Anver Corp. offers the E-series mill-duty vacuum lifter, a single-operator, heavy-duty, high-capacity lifter designed for handling heavy ferrous and nonferrous plate and sheet from the top for loading cutting tables. Featuring an all-welded steel frame and fully adjustable cross beams, the...

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Dorner adds interactive platform to website

June 11, 2012

Dorner Mfg., Hartland, Wis., has announced the addition of an interactive platform to its website at The home page features such search tabs as products, industries, applications, and hotline help. A live chat tab will be launched soon to allow customers to interact online...

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Eriez releases video on mobile training, education center -

Eriez releases video on mobile training, education center

May 24, 2012

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has released a new video showcasing the Orange University® mobile training and education center, a 38-ft. Winnebago® equipped with Eriez products for food, pharmaceutical, chemical, processing, plastics, and most manufacturing applications. The two-minute video can...

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MPI launches redesigned website

May 21, 2012

Magnetic Products Inc. (MPI), a provider of magnetic and nonmagnetic material handling systems in Highland, Mich., has launched a new website at, displaying a catalog of more than 1,000 items. Along with an improved online purchase function, the site includes a product catalog...

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Caster Concepts launches Conveyor Concepts website

May 21, 2012

Caster Concepts Inc., an industrial caster and wheel manufacturer in Albion, Mich., has launched as the official website for its new Conveyor Concepts business venture. The site features the company's primary products, as well as several specialty products. It also...

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Two-finger adaptive gripper made for high-mix automation

May 17, 2012

Robotiq has announced the availability of its two-finger adaptive robotic gripper. The programmable gripper offers three distinct modes — parallel, encompassing, and inside grip — to enable handling of flat, square, cylindrical, and irregular parts. The high payload-to-weight ratio and long...

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Forklift trucks made for light-, medium-duty applications -

Forklift trucks made for light-, medium-duty applications

May 15, 2012

UTILEV® has announced the availability of the UT25-30P line of diesel and LPG fuel forklift trucks in 5,000- and 6,000-lb. capacities in select U.S. markets. The trucks are suitable for light- to medium-duty operating environments and for customers who use their lift trucks intermittently...

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Storch conveyor is officially world’s longest

May 10, 2012

A 92.5-ft. magnetic slide conveyor, special-ordered by ATK Small Caliber, Independence, Mo., and manufactured by Storch Magnetics, Livonia, Mich., has been accepted by the Guinness World Records as the world's longest conveyor. ATK manufactures ferrous ammunition clips that are used to link...

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Boltech merges with Taylor-Winfield Technologies

May 8, 2012

The Brilex Group of Companies has announced the merger of Boltech Inc. with Taylor-Winfield Technologies Inc. All current Boltech employees have relocated to the Taylor-Winfield offices in Hubbard, Ohio. Rich Gunter, project manager at Boltech, will transfer to the Innovation Place facility as...

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Caster Concepts adds Conveyor Concepts business

May 3, 2012

Caster Concepts Inc., Albion, Mich., a manufacturer of heavy-duty industrial casters and wheels, has announced the addition of Conveyor Concepts to its family of businesses. Conveyor Concepts manufactures components for the conveyor industry, including conveyor rollers, drive assemblies, and...

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Nissan Forklift names national account manager -

Nissan Forklift names national account manager

May 1, 2012

Nissan Forklift Corp., Marengo, Ill., has announced the appointment of Dale Skiles as national account manager. Responsible for U.S. accounts and development of new North American accounts, Skiles has 17 years of experience in the industry. He has a bachelor's degree in social science from the...

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New tools pick up material handling pace -

New tools pick up material handling pace

April 27, 2012 | By Peter Stephan

A variety of robotic tooling advances support technologies for moving parts through presses while increasing tooling changeover flexibility, reducing die set risks, creating efficiencies, and protecting against part damage.

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Eriez launches website section devoted to environmentally friendly products

April 26, 2012

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has added a new section to its website that is devoted to its Eco-Certified program and products. Demonstrating its commitment to a better, cleaner environment, the company developed the Eco-Certification designation for a variety of its magnetic separation and recycling...

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Extra-large, flat suction cups provide sheet handling flexibility -

Extra-large, flat suction cups provide sheet handling flexibility

April 24, 2012

Piab has introduced a new line of extra-large, flat suction cups designed to handle various product sheets securely in manufacturing environments. The XLF line of suction cups is available in four different diameters: 150, 200, 250, and 300 mm. All sizes are similarly designed with an aluminum...

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Industrial Growth Partners acquires Cambridge

April 19, 2012

Industrial Growth Partners, together with management and other investors, has acquired Cambridge Intl. Inc., Cambridge, Md., a manufacturer of metal conveyor belts and related woven metal mesh products. The transaction structure creates a platform for Cambridge to accelerate its growth in its core...

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