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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New robot orders fall 30 percent in first quarter

June 13, 2006

According to statistics released by the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich, new orders for North American robotics companies fell 30 percent in the first quarter of 2006.A 39...

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Robot handles welding, assembly, material handling

May 9, 2006

FANUC Robotics North America Inc. has introduced the R-2000iB multipurpose, intelligent robot that handles welding, assembly, part transfer, material removal, and machine loading.The robot is...

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Vacuum lifter handles awkward loads

May 9, 2006

Anver Corp. offers the VPF-57 below-the-hook vacuum lifters that can be fitted with custom beams for handling long, bent, awkward loads in metal stamping, cutting, and assembly operations.The lifters,...

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Prima to hold open house

May 9, 2006

Prima North America is holding an open house May 23 - 24 at its Chicopee, Mass., Technology Center to debut its new Syncrono laser cutting machine.Visitors also will be able to view demonstrations of...

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Jervis B. Webb acquires Mentor AGVS

May 9, 2006

Jervis B. Webb Co., Farmington Hills, Mich., has acquired Mentor AGVS, Warrensville Heights, Ohio, a supplier of automatic guided vehicle (AGV) systems.The acquisition expands Webb's product line to...

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Inductive proximity, position sensors designed for multiple applications

April 11, 2006

A line of small square and rectangular inductive proximity and position sensors from Baumer Electric is designed for tight-spaced robotic, conveyor, and material handling applications.Ranging in size...

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Adjustable roller shelf system introduced

April 11, 2006

Lista Intl. Corp. has introduced the Storage Wall® roller shelf, a system of shelves to be used within the company's Storage Wall system.Constructed with standard conveyor roller, the shelf system...

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H & H celebrates anniversary

April 11, 2006

H & H Sales Co. Inc., Huntertown, Ind., is celebrating its 55th anniversary this year.H & H Equipment Co., founded in 1951, works extensively with propane, welding, and other high-pressure industries....

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Center-drive conveyors require limited space

March 7, 2006

QC Industries offers the 250 series center-drive conveyors that feature a 1.89-in. profile, allowing them to be used in applications where space is limited.The units have a load-carrying capacity of...

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Electric-powered vacuum lifters support heavy loads

March 7, 2006

Anver Corp. offers electric-powered vacuum lifters that can be custom-built with frames up to 20 ft. long, various cross-bar sizes, and up to 50 individual valve-operated vacuum cups to support heavy...

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Atlas Technologies relocates

March 7, 2006

Atlas Technologies Inc., Fenton, Mich., has relocated its South Alloy Drive headquarters to its newer Copper Avenue Technical Center.The company built the 59,000-sq.-ft. center in 1997 with plans to...

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Bystronic names distributor

February 7, 2006

Bystronic Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., has signed on ACC Machinery Co. Inc., Phoenix, as a distributor for the Arizona region.Systems offered include Byspeed Bysprint, and Bystar laser cutting systems; the...

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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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