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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Lift magnets lift up to 6,600 lbs.

October 5, 2015

Techniks offers EZ-Lift magnets for loading and unloading ferrous stock, including plate, block, and round steel and press molds. The user centers the magnet on the metal to be lifted and turns the lever to engage the magnet. The units feature rare-earth magnets rated to lift up to 6,600 lbs....

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Inverted three-rail conveyor keeps large loads level

October 5, 2015

Jervis B. Webb Co., a subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Co., offers the Unibilt® inverted three-rail conveyor. The three rails improve the conveyor’s stability when navigating horizontal turns and vertical curves. On vertical curves, the conveyor moves similar to an escalator...

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Distributed drive made for material handling, industrial applications

September 25, 2015

Siemens has announced the release of the Sinamics® G110D drive platform. Part of the company’s Totally Integrated Automation portfolio, the distributed drive is suitable for installation in close proximity to motors located throughout facilities where dust and water ingress are a concern....

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Compact material handling system loads/unloads laser cutting machine

September 23, 2015

Bystronic has introduced the larger format 4020 (6- by 12-ft. material size) of its ByTrans Extended compact material handling system. Loading and unloading of materials to the laser cutting machine takes 75 sec. so that the system is faster than the shortest cutting plan. The short cycle time,...

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Transfer crane streamlines powder coat oven cure

August 25, 2015

TC American Monorail has supplied a custom-configured LOWERATORTM transfer crane to carry large loads directly into a 450-degrees-F powder coat oven, without setting the load down. The crane uses a carrier that attaches directly to a large workpiece and travels with it through the assembly...

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Walkie/rider pallet trucks withstand harsh environments

August 24, 2015

UniCarriers Americas Corp.’s Platinum RPX series walkie/rider pallet truck is designed to perform in harsh working conditions. The 5.2-HP, AC-powered truck is available in 6,000- and 8,000-lb. capacities. The RPX’s fork design features the company’s push-type linkage and tie rods to absorb...

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AGV designed for tight turns, narrow-aisle material handling

August 5, 2015

Creform’s Tite-Space BST AGV Tugger is designed for use in facilities with narrow aisles and tight turns. Suitable for delivering to line-side assembly points with limited space, the AGV has a minimum turning radius of 15.7 in. It features a low-profile, a sleek design comprising a drive...

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Small conveyor available with fixed-speed motor

July 22, 2015

Dorner has announced that its smallest conveyor, the 1100 series, now comes with an upgraded, fixed-speed motor that is 50 percent quieter than the previous version and rated for 10,000 hours of operation. Designed for moving small parts, the compact conveyor has a low, 0.75-in. frame height....

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Automated sheet metal vertical lift designed for small-volume manufacturing

July 22, 2015

Vidir Machine offers an automated sheet metal vertical lift designed for low- to medium-volume sheet metal manufacturers. The unit can be adapted for the storage of sheet metal, barstock, press brake dies, and punches. Designed to feed metal fabricating machinery directly, the lift creates a...

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Standard gantry cranes come in various configurations, capacities

July 7, 2015

Engineered Material Handling (EMH) has introduced a line of standard gantry cranes. They are available in single- or double-leg configurations and in 3-, 5-, 7.5, and10-ton capacities. Spans are 20 to 56 ft. Users choose the configuration and capacity and use a chart to choose the most suitable...

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Flexible, compact rigging kits move loads up to 64,000 lbs.

June 9, 2015

The compact, flexible AeroGo air caster rigging kit contains everything necessary to move heavy, awkward, or delicate loads using compressed air. The kit can be configured to accommodate numerous and varied load requirements in a variety of applications, handling load weights as heavy as 64,000...

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Catalog features material handling products

June 1, 2015

Verti-Lift offers a 20-page catalog highlighting its material handling products, including hydraulic and pneumatic work positioners; standard and heavy-duty scissor lifts; portable electric and battery-operated scissor lifts; ground-level zero lifts; portable worktables; turntables; hydraulic and...

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Pallet truck attachment helps improve order picking ergonomics

May 8, 2015

The PalletPal Walkie from Southworth Products mounts to any standard electric walkie or walkie/rider pallet truck. It uses a calibrated spring mechanism to adjust the height of a pallet load as boxes are added or removed. The top layer of the load is always at a working height that allows employees...

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Vacuum generator’s pad attachment allows handling of round loads

May 7, 2015

Anver Corp. has introduced a compact, ergonomic vacuum generator with a vacuum pad attachment that mirrors the contour of dome-shaped, round loads with smooth or semitextured surfaces. The VPF series vacuum generator is a below-the-hook system designed for a single operator to safely handle...

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Crane brakes made for frequent start/stop cycles on cranes, conveyors

May 6, 2015

The MagnaShear™ motor brake from Force Control Industries employs oil shear technology to provide long service life in demanding crane applications, especially those with frequent start/stop cycles, the company reports. Oil shear technology transmits torque between lubricated surfaces,...

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