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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Motion Controls Plus changes name, launches Web site

July 12, 2005

Motion Controls Plus Inc., a Fremont, Ohio-based provider of fully integrated robotic systems, has changed its name to Motion Controls Robotics. The company also launched a new Web site.The name...

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Upenders accommodate 4,000- to 20,000-lb. coils

June 14, 2005

Press Room Equipment Co. offers a line of upenders that accommodate 4,000- to 20,000-lb. coils.A hand-held pendant with a 10-ft. curled cord controls the upender rotation (up/down). An electric motor...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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Anchor's a way down the road to improvement

March 8, 2005

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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.

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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