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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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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Customized lifting devices designed for lower-capacity market

February 4, 2014

Tandemloc Inc. has introduced lifting devices for the lower-capacity market, sized to customer requirements. The company is building pallet lifters, coil hooks from 0.5- to 50-ton capacity, pipe grabs, and combo lifters for crane and forklift attachment. According to the company, it can quote,...

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Serapid Inc. moves to larger facility in Michigan

January 20, 2014

Serapid Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich., has announced plans to move to a larger facility in February. The company has renovated an existing manufacturing building in Macomb County, a community outside of Detroit. It provides an increase in space of 18,000 sq. ft., allowing the company to build a...

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FABTECH 2014

November 11-13, 2014
  • Georgia World Congress Center
  • Atlanta, GA
  • FABTECH heads to Atlanta, GA November 11-13, 2014 bringing together an anticipated 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies all under one roof. The show provides a backdrop for visitors to experience live equipment demonstration, find cost savings solutions, and network with industry peers throughout the 500,000+ square feet of show floor throughout the B and C buildings at the George World Congress Center. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the exhibits with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations on the latest industry trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

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    Bunting Magnetics adds to sales staff

    January 9, 2014

    Bunting® Magnetics Co., a producer of precision magnetic products, has named two territory managers for standard products at its Newton, Kan., headquarters. Gregory L. Massey is responsible for sales in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Tennessee. A graduate of the...

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    Chip/parts conveyors offer low maintenance - TheFabricator.com

    Chip/parts conveyors offer low maintenance

    December 11, 2013

    Permanent magnetic chip and parts conveyors from Eriez® move and elevate ferrous materials such as chips, turnings, small parts, and stampings. The units are designed for operator safety and low maintenance. Besides an externally mounted drive motor, the conveyors are self-contained, with a...

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    TigerStop: Built Metal Tough

    TigerStop LLC

    Length: 2:40

    The TigerStop is part of TigerStop's Built Metal Tough line of products. These are products with features and durability that metal working shops and plants have come to expect from their equipment.

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    Experience the Engineering of Amada

    Amada America, Inc.

    Length: 2:10

    It’s Amada’s dedication to engineering excellence and unmatched product support that has established, and earned, a worldwide reputation.

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    Prima Power: ECCO Customer Profile

    Prima Power North America Inc.

    Length: 2:00

    PLATINO Fiber is available for sheet size up to 1,500 x 3,000 mm and with laser power ranging from 2,000 W up to 3,000 W, and is suitable for a wide range of applications.

    Eriez appoints market manager-heavy industry

    November 15, 2013

    Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has announced the promotion of Bill Dudenhoefer to market manager-heavy industry. In this position he oversees equipment and orders for heavy industries, including aggregates, ceramics, power generation, mining, and utilities. A graduate of The Pennsylvania State University,...

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    Jeco Plastic Products celebrates 40th anniversary

    November 15, 2013

    Jeco Plastic Products, Plainfield, Ind., recently held at open house to mark its 40th year of supplying high-strength precision pallets to pressrooms. At the event, customers, employees, suppliers, business associates, and their families were able to witness the company's products being produced...

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    Vacuum lifting system designed for flats, cylinders, irregular shapes - TheFabricator.com

    Vacuum lifting system designed for flats, cylinders, irregular shapes

    November 14, 2013

    Cynergy Ergonomics has developed a universal vacuum lifting system to lift and manipulate materials with very different geometries. With capacities of more than 1,000 lbs. and the ability to handle almost any shape or geometry, this vacuum gripper is suitable for use by job shops, custom...

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