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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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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Rumble acquires Orchid

October 11, 2005

Rumble Automation Inc., a manufacturer of welding and assembly equipment, has announced the acquisition of Orchid Automation, a manufacturer of pressroom automation and material handling equipment.The...

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Compensator designed for suction cup lifting devices

September 13, 2005

Piab's LC30 level compensator adjusts level differences in lifting devices that are fitted with several suction cups. Intended for material handling applications that require a high degree of...

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LINPAC promotes personnel

September 13, 2005

LINPAC Materials Handling, Georgetown, Ky., has promoted Stuart Hayden to plant manager of the Georgetown manufacturing facility and Brigitte Mader to marketing specialist focusing on the automotive...

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KUKA partners with Nercon

September 13, 2005

KUKA Robotics Corp., Clinton Township, Mich., has signed Nercon Engineering and Manufacturing Inc., Oshkosh, Wis., as a system partner to deliver expanded automation offerings to the packaging and...

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High Production Technology receives ISO 9001:2000 certification

September 13, 2005

High Production Technology (HPT), Napoleon, Ohio, has been granted ISO 9001:2000 certification following a quality management system audit conducted by AQSR.A wholly owned subsidiary of Automatic Feed...

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LINPAC redesigns catalog, Web site

August 9, 2005

LINPAC Materials Handling, Georgetown, Ky., has redesigned its full-line catalog and Web site.The updated catalog contains fork opening dimensions and drawings for all product lines and includes new...

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AJB Automated Systems, W. Strothmann form alliance

August 9, 2005

AJB Automated Systems L.L.C., Fenton, Mich., and W. Strothmann Machines & Handling, Germany, have formed an exclusive partnership to provide products and services in the U.S.AJB/Strothmann USA...

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