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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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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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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Alex Schlosser, Gregory Massey

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.