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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Air Technical Industries marks 50th anniversary

May 2, 2014

Air Technical Industries, a manufacturer of specialty lifting, handling, and ergonomic products in Mentor, Ohio, marks its 50th year in business in 2014. Founded in 1964 by current President Pero Novak, the company offers 2,500 different models of ergonomic products. The firm serves such...

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Caster Concepts acquires Modern Suspension Systems caster line

May 2, 2014

Caster Concepts Inc., Albion, Mich., a manufacturer of heavy-duty industrial casters and wheels, has acquired the assets of Modern Suspension Systems of Rockford, Ill. The tread tray carts and die cast business that has been a part of Modern Suspension Systems remains under the control of MS...

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Lifting devices designed for low-capacity applications

April 29, 2014

Tandemloc Inc. has developed several low-capacity lifting devices, with sizing to customer requirements. The products include pallet (skid) lifters, coil hooks from 0.5- to 50-ton capacity, pipe grabs, and combo lifters for crane and forklift attachment. The Rapid Ready line for lift beams up...

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Vacuworx receives Oklahoma’s Governor's Award for exporting

April 14, 2014

Tulsa, Okla.-based Vacuworx, a manufacturer and distributor of vacuum-lifting technology and material handling equipment, has received the 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting. The award was created to recognize the achievements of small to medium-sized companies that have...

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Twin-trolley models added to line of air-operated hoists

April 7, 2014

J. D. Neuhaus has added new models to its EH line of air-operated monorail hoists. They provide heavy-duty lifting in harsh environments, including onshore and offshore, steelworks, and shipbuilding. The line’s 82- and 110-ton-capacity products now are available in both double-trolley and...

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Light crane system redesigned for less rolling resistance

March 18, 2014

Terex Material Handling has redesigned the Demag KBK Aluline light crane system. Further reduced rolling resistance enables operators to move loads weighing up to 2.2 tons by hand with decreased effort. The light crane system includes aluminum profile sections in four sizes for rigidity and...

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Bunting Magnetics adds New England sales rep

March 18, 2014

Bunting® Magnetics Co., a producer of precision magnetic products in Newton, Kan., has named Steven Clark as territory manager for standard products. He is responsible for sales in upstate New York, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and...

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5 FAQs about keeping conveyors running smoothly

March 10, 2014

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A conveyor system only works as well as its weakest link. What are those weak links, and how do you recognize their signs of wear? What are the most critical components for optimal operations? How do you maintain the equipment and when do you know when to call in the calvary? This article answers those questions.

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Bunting Magnetics adds central U.S. sales rep

March 5, 2014

Bunting® Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan., a producer of precision magnetic products for industrial applications, has named Steve Swaney as industrial territory manager for Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Missouri. Swaney is responsible for servicing customers in...

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Round vacuum cups available in diameters from 0.09 to 14.69 in.

February 19, 2014

Vi-Cas Mfg. produces round vacuum cups from 0.09 to 14.69 in. dia. to handle round, oval, and hard-to-grip products, including those with smooth or textured surfaces. Thousands of styles and sizes are available in materials including vinyl, urethane, rubber, silicone, oil-resistant vinyl,...

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ALM Materials Handling recognizes Weld Specialty’s distribution/sales achievements

February 17, 2014

ALM Materials Handling, a producer of headstock/tailstock positioner lifts in Streator, Ill., has announced that Weld Specialty Supply Corp. has received its President's Award for the top distributor of 2013 and is the first member of ALM’s Million Dollar Club for sales exceeding $1 million for...

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Redesigned stackers offer stability, maneuverability

February 13, 2014

Presto Lifts has redesigned its PowerStak™ line of compact, fully powered stackers. A new turtle speed setting reduces drive speed by 50 percent for precise positioning. Straddle legs fabricated from solid steel provide rigidity and eliminate deflection, even under maximum load of 2,200 lbs....

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Weighted take-up module eliminates conveyor belt sag

February 10, 2014

Dorner has introduced the 2200 series SmartFlex™ flexible chain conveyor platform. It comes with a weighted take-up module to help prevent the plastic chain belt from sagging underneath the conveyor during operation and creating pinch points in the system. The weighted take-up module is...

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Güdel Inc. appoints business unit manager for press automation

February 6, 2014

Güdel Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich., the U.S. subsidiary of Switzerland-based Güdel Group, has announced the appointment of Shawn LaMeau as manager of its Metal Sheet Handling business unit. He leads all commercial, business development, and operating functions for the business unit. Before joining...

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Pentalift appoints manufacturing manager

February 5, 2014

Pentalift, Guelph, Ont., a manufacturer of loading dock equipment, lift tables, and positioning equipment, has appointed Rick Rowan as manufacturing manager. Rowan worked for the company from 1993 to 1999, advancing from designer to engineering manager. He then worked at Skyjack for 14 years as...

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