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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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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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...

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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...

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Crane assembly plant opens in Monterrey, N.L. Mexico

November 9, 2004

Morris Material Handling has announced the opening of a crane assembly plant in Monterrey, N.L. Mexico. The new facility is called SPH Crane & Hoist Inc. Mexico Office.Among the cranes the plant is...

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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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