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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Heavy-duty robot supports up to 3,000-lb. payload

August 11, 2009

FANUC Robotics America Inc. has introduced the new M-2000iA/1200 super-heavy-duty robot. It can support up to a 3,000-lb. payload with a 23.62-in. offset from the faceplate and full articulated motion...

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Kansas governor recognizes 50th anniversary of Bunting Magnetics

July 20, 2009

Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson has signed a proclamation recognizing August 3, 2009 as the 50th anniversary of the founding of Bunting® Magnetics Co. The signing ceremony was held at the State...

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TEKFAB hires sales, marketing manager

July 14, 2009

TEKFAB Inc., Albany, Ore., a machine design and manufacturing company specializing in punching, cutting, and material handling, has hired David Hendry as sales and marketing manager. He has more than...

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Curbing waste at Power Curbers

June 4, 2009

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Equipment manufacturer streamlines part flow and drastically reduces WIP and raw stock inventory. Once a part hits the floor, it never goes onto a rack.

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LISSMAC opens U.S. headquarters

June 2, 2009

LISSMAC GmbH of Bad Wurzach, Germany, a manufacturer and distributor of construction machinery; special purpose equipment, including SBM sheet metal processing machines; and handling equipment, has...

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Haven, SOCO form strategic alliance

May 21, 2009

Haven Mfg. Corp., Brunswick, Ga., a manufacturer of tube processing machines, has formed a strategic alliance with SOCO Machinery Co., Ltd. of Taiwan to sell and service respective lines of tube...

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Motorized sheet lifter moves blank stacks up to 42 ft. long

May 12, 2009

Bushman Equipment has designed a sheet lifter and crane system for a steel and aluminum blanking company that needed to move blank stacks up to 42 ft. long.The heavy-duty, motorized sheet lifter is...

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Automatic load/unload storage system is adaptable

May 12, 2009

TruStore and LiftMaster Cart, a new storage system with automatic loading and unloading by TRUMPF, has a compact footprint. The shelves can be accessed at any time and additional modules can be added,...

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New press? What will you do with the scrap?

April 28, 2009

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Scrap handling is one important issue that is sometimes left out of the planning stage, but if not integrated into the project properly, scrap handling can cost you operating time and money. By asking—and answering—these five questions first: Can I install the equipment in the floor space I have? Do I want to drop the scrap through the bolster or convey it away from the bolster? Do I want to convey the scrap to a central collection area or near the press at floor level? What size pit do I need and how will I collect the scrap when it gets to the remote scrap area?—you can prevent costly problems.

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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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