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.

Filter Content

Modular system simplifies production setup

May 10, 2005

Mecon Industries Ltd. offers the Mecon Flex System, a modular, built-to-order manufacturing system designed to simplify production setup.The system can accommodate a variety of tools and can be...

Continue Reading

KUKA Robotics announces new college training center

May 10, 2005

KUKA Robotics Corp. has announced its newest KUKA college training center. The company has selected Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) to operate its new national robotics training center at the...

Continue Reading

Coil lifter reduces dispenser damage

April 12, 2005

Signode Packaging Systems has introduced a strap coil lifter for loading steel strap coils onto dispensers. The lifter enables coils to be transported through workspaces and reduces dispenser damage...

Continue Reading

Magnetic hand tools permit safe sheet, parts handling

March 8, 2005

Bunting Magnetics Co.'s magnetic hand tools permit safe handling of sheet metal and hard-to-handle parts.Magnetic sheet metal handles are suitable for separating oiled sheets, pulling sheets from...

Continue Reading

Magnets lift 250 to 5,000 lbs.

March 8, 2005

The EL series permanent lifting magnets from Alpha Workholding Solutions have lifting capacities in five sizes from 250 lbs. to 5,000 lbs.The magnet's handle turns it on or off and can lock in either...

Continue Reading

KUKA Robotics appoints strategic alliances director

March 8, 2005

KUKA Robotics Corp. has appointed Joseph Campbell as director of strategic alliances for North America. Campbell's responsibilities include the company's Key Technology Program, marketing, and channel...

Continue Reading

Wolf Robotics hires southeast regional manager

March 8, 2005

Wolf Robotics has hired David Schaefer as the regional manager for the southeastern U.S. He handles ABB general industry equipment sales in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida,...

Continue Reading

Anchor's a way down the road to improvement

March 8, 2005

By:

A Fort Worth, Texas-based fabricator found that it was spending thousands in moving material from one building to the next for various operations. The company embarked on several expansion projects and invested in new equipment to help remedy the situation.

Continue Reading

Device wraps long products without using pallets

February 8, 2005

The fully automatic, 40-in.-dia. Stinger™ orbital stretch wrapper from Yellow Jacket LLP securely wraps small loads and bundles of long products for shipping, without the use of a pallet.The...

Continue Reading

Linear system automates material positioning

February 8, 2005

TigerStop®'s linear positioner stores 99 frequently used positions and automatically positions materials. The system also stores 99 cut lists.The system has an accuracy of +/- 0.004 in....

Continue Reading

Fuel cell-powered forklift demonstrated at GM facility

February 1, 2005

General Motors (GM) of Canada Ltd. and Hydrogenics Corp. today demonstrated a fuel-cell powered forklift supported by an onsite hydrogen fueling station at a GM facility.Hydrogenics is leading a...

Continue Reading

Hydraulic roller bar moves dies more than 20,000 lbs.

January 11, 2005

Serapid's LGGH hydraulic roller bars allow heavy dies to be lifted and rolled on monodirectionally.Rugged construction coupled with a high-pressure hydraulic system (400 bar) ensures that a pair of...

Continue Reading

Motoman appoints vice president, customer satisfaction group

January 11, 2005

Motoman Inc. has appointed Douglas Schenher as vice president of its Customer Satisfaction Group. He is responsible for field service, technical support, training, spare parts, robot refurbishment and...

Continue Reading

Wolf Robotics hires customer support representative

December 7, 2004

Wolf Robotics has appointed Andy Garcia as customer support representative for part sales.This new position was created to assume current parts sales administration and develop relationships with new...

Continue Reading

Large-diameter vacuum cups handle feed stock, parts, scrap

November 9, 2004

Large vacuum cups from Vi-Cas Mfg. are available in sizes 15 in. and larger to fit almost any type of vacuum equipment used for lifting and placing large or heavy items, including sheet and plate feed...

Continue Reading