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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Don't get stuck

February 7, 2006

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Magnetic soft-belt conveyors can feed presses and transport parts from one workstation to another or from production to inspection, storage, or packaging operations. If you work with ferrous metal coils or sheets, a magnetic system may help improve plant efficiency, safety and reduce costs.

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Reel designed for smooth payoff of ferrous, nonferrous materials

January 10, 2006

P/A Industries offers its Palletizer horizontal payout reel, designed for the smooth payoff of both ferrous and nonferrous materials such as mild steel, brass, and aluminum. It is available in sizes...

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Vacuum lifter requires no external power

January 10, 2006

Anver Corp.'s mechanical vacuum lifter features a self-cycling valve and piston that create suction when lowered from a crane onto a load until the chain slackens completely and is raised again.The...

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FANUC Southeast moves to new facility

January 10, 2006

FANUC Robotics America Inc., Rochester Hills, Mich., is moving its Southeast operations to a 22,000-sq.-ft. customer technology center near Charlotte, N.C.The additional floor space is dedicated to...

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Dorner names COO

December 13, 2005

Dorner Mfg. Corp., Hartland, Wis., has named Richard "Rich" Ryan as chief operating officer.Ryan joins the company from Rockwell Automation, where he held a variety of executive management positions....

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Jervis B. Webb Co. names senior vice president

December 13, 2005

Jervis B. Webb Co., Farmington Hills, Mich., has promoted Brian G. Stewart to senior vice president and COO. He is responsible for all aspects of engineering, sales and marketing, purchasing,...

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Linde Material Handling-North America appoints staff

December 13, 2005

Linde Material Handling-North America, Summerville, S.C., has appointed Rich Bevington as regional sales manager. Mike Paul will assume responsibilities for the company's dealers.Bevington is...

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Fast-forward fabricating

December 13, 2005

A new laser cutter, a new panel bender, and two older punching and shearing combination machines, connected to a new automatedstorage-and-retieval system have helped an Indianapolis job shop stay on top of emergnecy orders that normally come its way.

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Scrap the belt conveyors

December 13, 2005

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The traditional belt conveyors used to remove scrap from the stamping operations at American Trim's facility on Baxter Street in Lima, Ohio, just couldn't stand up to the gritty shop environment. The company found a successful alternative with a belt-less material movement solution from GSW Press Automation.

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Magnetic sheet stackers move ferrous parts

November 8, 2005

Bunting Magnetics Co. offers magnetic sheet stackers for moving ferrous parts. The stackers move sheet metal components directly from existing conveyors, punch presses, stamping or blanking...

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Magnetic ground clamp features simple connect, release

November 8, 2005

Western Enterprises' new MagSwitch magnetic ground clamp incorporates a simple connect and release on/off knob that let the user turn the magnet off and clean away debris.The unit is designed from...

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Salvagnini America names North American operation president

October 24, 2005

Bill Bossard, vice president marketing and sales of Salvagnini America, has been named president of the company's North American unit, announced CEO Eugenio Bassan. In addition to continuing in his...

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Orbital stretch wrap machine secures loads on forks, forklift

October 11, 2005

Yellow Jacket LLP has improved its 87-in. 110® orbital wrap machine for securing any standard, oversized, or odd-shaped palletized loads on the forks or forklift.Loads are wrapped and secured as a...

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Robotic system unloads, racks mixed series automotive panels

October 11, 2005

High Production Technology offers its RapidRacking™ system, a vision-guided robotic system for unloading and racking a mixed series of automotive panels.To unload a formed part, the racking...

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Scale weighs, transports rod, tube, bar stock

October 11, 2005

Alliance Scale Inc. offers a rod weighing scale designed to weigh rod, tube, and bar stock and transport it on heavy-duty, smooth rolling casters to a storage bin or to feed machinery.The portable...

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