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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Wolf Robotics undergoes management change

October 12, 2004

Rimrock Automation has promoted Doug Rhoda to vice president and general manager of Wolf Robotics, the company's Fort Collins, Colo.-based division. Rhoda replaces Dave Prosser, who served in that...

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FKI Logistex Warehouse and Distribution fills key executive posts

October 12, 2004

FKI Logistex® has announced the promotion of several senior-level executives to key posts in its Warehouse and Distribution North America group.In customer operations, Chuck Waddle has been...

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Nonpowered carts deliver small, medium-sized parts for line-side assembly

September 14, 2004

Kinetic Technologies LLC has introduced nonpowered carts designed to deliver small to medium-sized parts for line-side assembly.The 2,000-lb.-capacity carts can be built with modular tube frames...

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Scrap chopping system to debut at FABTECH®

September 14, 2004

The chopping package is rated for 0.070-in.-thick metal with 50,000-PSI shear strength in widths up to 12 in. The motor, gearbox, and variable-speed drive are rated for line speeds up to 300 FPM. A...

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Conveyors fit into tight spaces

September 14, 2004

Bunting Magnetics Co. manufactures a line of compact low-profile and special-purpose conveyors designed to reach into and operate in confined spaces around production machinery. Standard models are...

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Nachi Robotic Systems, Wyco open joint sales, service center

September 14, 2004

Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. and Wyco have opened a joint sales and service center in Greenville, S.C. The center provides support to customers in the southeast U.S.The 3,000-sq.-ft. facility offers...

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FKI announces appointments

September 14, 2004

FKI Logistex® has announced the promotions of Todd Ploudre as controller; Kevin Brophy as manager, financial analysis; and Jill Raab as marketing communications coordinator for the company's FKI...

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Double sheet detector designed for earlier detection

August 10, 2004

Prime Controls Inc. has introduced the DS160 single-probe double sheet detector designed to provide early detection and permit quick reaction.Suitable for use with stainless steel, aluminum foil,...

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Level loader with turntable reduces fatigue

August 10, 2004

The Roll-On™ level loader with turntable from Southworth Products Corp. is designed for manually loading and unloading of pallets.The loader features a platform that lowers to floor height so...

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Splicing options facilitate faster conveyor belt changes

August 10, 2004

Dorner Manufacturing Corp. now offers plastic clipper and stainless steel clipper belt splicing options on more than half of its conveyor belts.Belts with the options can be replaced by removing a pin...

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Magnetic chip, parts conveyors handle abrasive materials

August 10, 2004

Bunting Magnetics Co. offers beltless MagSlide™ chip and parts conveyors designed to handle sharp, abrasive parts and scrap.Permanently lubricated drive chains move permanently charged ceramic...

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AP&T launches Web site

August 10, 2004

AP&T, a supplier of automation equipment, presses, tools, and production lines in Monroe, N.C., has launched a new Web site, www.apt.se, targeted toward the sheet metal and tube forming industries.

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FKI Logistex North America names divisional presidents

August 10, 2004

FKI Logistex®, a supplier of integrated material handling systems in St. Louis, Mo., has appointed three senior executives to its North American management team, naming them as presidents of its...

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3,000-lb.-capacity lifter transports, positions loads

July 13, 2004

Presto Lifts Inc. has introduced a new skid lifter. Designed to pick up a load on a skid or open-bottom pallet, the Presto Skid Lifter can transport the load to a workplace and then raise it to a...

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Space-saving storage system offered

May 4, 2004

Kasto Maschinenbau offers the KASTOlift, a space-saving standardized storage system that's suitable for a variety of applications, including storing barstock, sheet metal, fixtures, and boxes.The...

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