Materials Handling Products

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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Weighted take-up module eliminates conveyor belt sag

February 10, 2014

Dorner has introduced the 2200 series SmartFlex™ flexible chain conveyor platform. It comes with a weighted take-up module to help prevent the plastic chain belt from sagging underneath the conveyor during operation and creating pinch points in the system. The weighted take-up module is...

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Customized lifting devices designed for lower-capacity market

February 4, 2014

Tandemloc Inc. has introduced lifting devices for the lower-capacity market, sized to customer requirements. The company is building pallet lifters, coil hooks from 0.5- to 50-ton capacity, pipe grabs, and combo lifters for crane and forklift attachment. According to the company, it can quote,...

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Chip/parts conveyors offer low maintenance - TheFabricator.com

Chip/parts conveyors offer low maintenance

December 11, 2013

Permanent magnetic chip and parts conveyors from Eriez® move and elevate ferrous materials such as chips, turnings, small parts, and stampings. The units are designed for operator safety and low maintenance. Besides an externally mounted drive motor, the conveyors are self-contained, with a...

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Vacuum lifting system designed for flats, cylinders, irregular shapes - TheFabricator.com

Vacuum lifting system designed for flats, cylinders, irregular shapes

November 14, 2013

Cynergy Ergonomics has developed a universal vacuum lifting system to lift and manipulate materials with very different geometries. With capacities of more than 1,000 lbs. and the ability to handle almost any shape or geometry, this vacuum gripper is suitable for use by job shops, custom...

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Orbital stretch wrap machine eliminates need for strapping, cartons - TheFabricator.com

Orbital stretch wrap machine eliminates need for strapping, cartons

November 7, 2013

ITW Muller offers the 87M Yellow Jacket orbital stretch wrap machine, suitable for securing oversized, oddly shaped, palletized loads while the pallet remains on the forklift. The horizontally positioned stretch wrap machine moves around and under a load as the unit advances manually across the...

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Vacuum cups available for all types of ergonomic lifters - TheFabricator.com

Vacuum cups available for all types of ergonomic lifters

October 30, 2013

Vi-Cas Mfg. offers vacuum cups for ergonomic lifters of all types and sizes. Round, rectangular, and oval cups are available from stock for immediate shipment for such lift manufacturers as Cynergy Ergonomics and Indutrol. Accessories such as vacuum valves, swivel joints, and level compensators...

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Vibratory feeder supports trays up to 175 lbs. - TheFabricator.com

Vibratory feeder supports trays up to 175 lbs.

October 24, 2013

The new 76 series vibratory feeder from Eriez® is made to handle larger application requirements. It supports trays up to about 175 lbs. and is available in all standard...

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Aluminum crane reduces rolling resistance - TheFabricator.com

Aluminum crane reduces rolling resistance

October 24, 2013

Konecranes offers the XA aluminum workstation lifting system. Designed for use in industries such as automotive, the lightweight crane handles low loads up to 2.2 tons. Features include modular design, high structural stiffness, small rolling resistance, and quiet operation. Coupled with the...

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Magnetic welding squares revised - TheFabricator.com

Magnetic welding squares revised

October 14, 2013

Industrial Magnetics Inc. has introduced a revised version of its magnetic welding squares, used to hold steel sheet, plate, and tubing during the welding process, now being produced in the U.S. The revised welding squares feature a stronger magnetic holding force and include a large finger...

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Mobile table designed for use with a tapping arm - TheFabricator.com

Mobile table designed for use with a tapping arm

October 11, 2013

Ohio Laser's new Mobile Tapping Table XL, designed for use with a tapping arm, features all-welded steel construction for heavy-duty industrial and manufacturing work environments. With a flexible tapping and assembly area that can be moved throughout a plant, the table complements flexible cell...

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End-of-arm tooling provides clamping forces from 250 to 6,000 lbs. - TheFabricator.com

End-of-arm tooling provides clamping forces from 250 to 6,000 lbs.

October 10, 2013

DocMagnet Inc. offers the Pick and Place (PNP) magnetic material handling system, a line of end-of-arm tooling products for use on robotic fixtures. The permanent-electro magnet uses only electrical power to switch the magnet on or off. Electrical power is not required to maintain the magnetic...

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Reach stackers can be fitted with C hooks, magnets - TheFabricator.com

Reach stackers can be fitted with C hooks, magnets

October 10, 2013

Konecranes has introduced reach stackers for a variety of industries, from steel, wind energy, nuclear, and oil and gas to traditional and intermodal terminals. The stackers can be used with C hooks for carrying coils or fitted with magnets for handling plate steel. The spreader can be removed...

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Low-profile lift table works in tight spaces - TheFabricator.com

Low-profile lift table works in tight spaces

September 20, 2013

The low-profile LiftMat™ lift table from Southworth Products descends to 3.25 in. above the floor and accommodates any skid or pallet, including closed-bottom designs. When the unit is equipped with an optional diamond-plate ramp, workers can feed and offload it with a hand pallet truck or...

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Conveyor prevents scrap carryover - TheFabricator.com

Conveyor prevents scrap carryover

September 17, 2013

Prab Inc.'s Pivot Belt conveyor is designed for moving oily, thin-gauge trim scrap; stamping slugs, motor laminations, and eyelet press scrap. The pivoting sections and raised, dimpled Rigidized® steel belt eliminate carryover of scrap. Raised pusher flights provide positive material flow...

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Unloaders made for parts finishing operations - TheFabricator.com

Unloaders made for parts finishing operations

September 17, 2013

Eriez® Finishing Mill Unloaders remove ferrous parts automatically from finishing mill media. Using a permanent magnet pickup, they can be wheeled into position beside the mill and lowered hydraulically into place. As parts near the surface of the media, they are pulled out by the magnetic...

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