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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Compressed air-powered vacuum generators available with different vacuum levels and flow rates

June 28, 2010

Exair's new modular E-Vac® compressed air-powered vacuum generators are suitable for lifting, pick-and-place, clamping, chucking, and surface mounting applications. The vacuum generators provide instantaneous response and are available in many sizes with different vacuum levels and flow rates....

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Friction-drive conveyor system can move loads from 250 to 2,500 lbs.

June 7, 2010

Jervis B. Webb Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku Co. Ltd., has expanded its conveyor product line with the introduction of its new friction-drive conveyor system. The conveyor is suitable for overhead and inverted power and free conveyors and can be used to move anything from car bodies to...

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Electromagnetic vibratory feeders suitable for high-volume, controlled feeding - TheFabricator

Electromagnetic vibratory feeders suitable for high-volume, controlled feeding

June 7, 2010

Eriez's heavy-duty electromagnetic vibratory feeders are suitable for high-volume, controlled feeding. They feature an intermeshed AC/permanent magnet drive and are available in nine models with capacities to 850 tons per hour. The feeders are available with overhead drives, multiple drive...

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Magnetic cross-belt conveyor's design protects it from tramp metal tears - TheFabricator

Magnetic cross-belt conveyor's design protects it from tramp metal tears

May 10, 2010

Bunting® Magnetics Co. has developed a new design for its magnetic cross-belt conveyor product line. UHMW wings extend over the bottom side edges of the belt to protect it from tramp metal tears. This wing design seals the edge of the belt and keeps tramp metal from snapping to the side of...

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Metal recovery system enhanced

April 27, 2010

Eriez® has introduced the ProSort II airless metal recovery system. It includes the same features as the original ProSort, but with twice as many sensors per paddle. The system is designed for the processing of shredded automobiles, comingled recyclables, electronic scrap, and other resource...

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Conveyor rollers use biodegradable grease

March 30, 2010

The Ralphs-Pugh Co. has introduced Green (E) series conveyor rollers. In May 2010, the series 3 rollers with ABEC-1 precision bearings will be available with biodegradable grease. This new lubricant is a high-grade, low-noise grease that provides excellent low-temperature starting torque and long...

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Material handling conveyor driven by patented air bellows technology

March 23, 2010

Midbrook Inc. has released the Shuttle Pro material handling conveyor for the stamping and material handling industries. The pneumatic transport (shaker) conveyor is driven by patented air bellows technology to move scrap, finished products, and other materials. According to the company, the air...

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Load turner has small footprint, operates like rotating C-turner

March 15, 2010

Sweed Machinery Inc. offers a new bundle turner for repositioning of large stacks of metal plates and coils. The unit is compact, taking up less space than a standard C-turner, yet loads and unloads on the same side like a much larger rotating C-turner. The unit has an open design, so that all its...

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squid head gripper

The squid head and the stamping press

March 9, 2010 | By Tim Heston

A stamper streamlines part handling, replacing the grunt work with a part manipulator, and designing a flexible manufacturing cell. In the end, the company's efforts improved worker ergonomics and part quality.

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Vacuum lifter attaches to contoured structures, vessels

February 9, 2010

Anver Corp. has introduced the VPFL4-20-AIR series vacuum generator, a below-the-hook vacuum lifter that attaches to contoured structures and vessels. The lifter features a tribeam design with adjustable, pivoting suction cups. Accommodating loads from 24 to 48 in. in diameter and up to 500 lbs.,...

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Jervis B. Webb Co. hires president, co-CEO

February 9, 2010

Jervis B. Webb Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku Co. Ltd. and provider of material handling systems, has announced the appointment of Brian Stewart as president and co-CEO. Stewart replaces Ryuichi Kitaguchi, who has retired from the company. Previously Stewart served as executive vice...

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Pop-up transfer conveyor handles up to 250 lbs.

December 15, 2009

TKF offers a light-duty, pop-up transfer conveyor that handles loads up to 250 lbs. The conveyor uses compact, motorized, roller-driven strands rather than chain drives to help reduce noise. No vertical guides or cam ramps are used for positioning, and no slides or bearings are used in its...

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Mobile rig tests, certifies actual pull of magnets with lift capacity up to 17,600 lbs.

December 15, 2009

Walker Magnetics has introduced the mobile test rig for on-site testing of lifting magnets. The 6-ft.-tall stand is used to test and certify the actual pull of any magnet with a lift capacity up to 17,600 lbs.The rig is suitable for shops with multiple lifting magnets that want to make sure their...

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Eriez® adds robotic welding machine at Erie facility

December 15, 2009

Eriez, Erie, Pa., has purchased a robotic welding machine to help maintain accuracy while meeting increasing production volumes. Testing before the purchase showed that the unit can complete 90 percent of the company's vibratory trays.The company's welding staff will continue to be responsible for...

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Industrial cart handles medium to light loads

November 10, 2009

Kinetic Technologies Inc. has introduced the ProFlow LITE™ series of industrial carts for handling medium to light loads. Standard carts feature a formed and welded steel panel design contributing to low deck heights, light tare weights, and quiet operation.Additional standard features...

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