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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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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Carts designed for delivering parts for line-side assembly

May 4, 2004

Kinetic Technologies LLC has introduced nonpowered carts designed to deliver small to medium-sized parts for line-side assembly. Carts may be built with modular tube frames configured for gravity flow...

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Parts handling system designed for worker safety

May 4, 2004

The FM-250 gravity-feed container system by Powell Systems Inc. is designed for handling in- and out-of-process parts in manufacturing. The system is free of protruding corners, channels, or lugs that...

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Replacement vacuum cups fit almost any vacuum equipment

April 8, 2004

Vi-Cas Mfg. offers replacement vacuum cups to fit nearly any type of vacuum equipment, including lifters, manipulators, pick-and-place systems (for sheet stock and scrap), vacuum hold-downs, packaging...

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Table positions container height, angle with single mechanism

April 8, 2004

The Z-Lift Tilter® from Southworth Products Corp. is designed to position a container's height and angle independently but with a single mechanism.The machine is suitable for applications that...

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ATR-Strothmann, Nachi partner as robotic systems integrator

April 8, 2004

Cambridge, Ont.-based ATR-Strothmann has been selected by Nachi Robotic Systems, Novi, Mich., as a licensed robot integrator for North American Nachi customers. The partnership adds Nachi's multi-axis...

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RIA honors Delmia Corp. executive

April 8, 2004

Delmia Corp., a Dassault Systèmes company in Auburn Hills, Mich., has announced that company executive Robert G. Brown has received the Robotics Industry Association's (RIA) Joseph F. Engelberger...

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