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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Industrial Motion Technologies Inc. wins Eriez Merwin Sales Award for third time

March 31, 2016

Industrial Motion Technologies Inc. (IMT), West Des Moine, Iowa, has received the 2015 Eriez® Merwin Sales Award. This is the third time IMT earned this award, which Erie, Pa.-based Eriez presents annually to honor the U.S. field sales office that provided exceptional sales performance and...

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Bluff Mfg. adds two sales managers

March 29, 2016

Bluff Mfg., Fort Worth, Texas, a provider of material handling and warehouse safety equipment to companies throughout the U.S., Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean, and South America, has added two sales managers. Based in Texas, Joe Howeth will serve as regional sales manager - South and West. He...

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Motor-powered caster moves loads up to 6,000 lbs.

March 29, 2016

Caster Concepts Inc. has introduced what it says is the first motorized industrial caster. The Drive Caster™ integrates an electric motor with an industrial caster to create a single unit that can be added to carts and racks. With a mere flip of a switch, operators can engage the ¼- or...

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Illinois Material Handling appoints VP/GM of Bolingbrook facility

March 28, 2016

Illinois Material Handling, a member of Wolter Group LLC, has announced the appointment of Pat Ryan as vice president/general manager of its Bolingbrook, Ill., facility. Ryan’s career includes 32 years in customer service/account management and 24 years of material handling experience. He...

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Software enables proactive management of material handling equipment maintenance

March 24, 2016

Intelligrated® offers computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) designed for material handling systems. Intelligrated Reliability Intelligence Solution (IRIS) software collects and analyzes system data to help plan and execute a preventive life cycle maintenance program. The...

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Walkie pallet trucks deliver capacity of 4,500 lbs.

March 16, 2016

UniCarriers Americas Corp. has released the WLX series of 4,500-lb.-capacity walkie pallet trucks. Features include a compact frame, high/low speed selection switches, ergonomically designed tiller handle, AC motor, and 24-V electrical...

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Ergotech to relocate to Florida, change company name

March 16, 2016

Ergotech Inc., Danbury, Conn., has announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to Sarasota, Fla., where the company opened a new manufacturing facility in the past year. The firm will begin operating under a new corporate name—Ergotronix Inc.—effective April 1, 2016. The firm is...

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Product development drives growth at Illinois metal fabricator

March 16, 2016 | By Tim Heston

The Great Recession nearly killed J-tec Industries, a cart manufacturer in East Peoria, Ill. But the company pulled through and, thanks to its product development efforts, is now experiencing record growth. During the past two years, its workforce has doubled in size.

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Hy-Tek Material Handling acquires two Ohio companies

March 10, 2016

Hy-Tek Material Handling Inc., Columbus, Ohio, a provider of material handling systems for manufacturing, automotive, electronics, and distribution, has acquired Gems Conveyor Installation Inc. and Applied Handling Equipment Co. (AHECO). Based in Cleves, Ohio, Gems is an installer of welded...

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Cart provides reduction in push force with push of a button

March 9, 2016

Conceptual Innovations, a subsidiary of Caster Concepts, has developed a customized, motorized industrial cart that alleviates the amount of force required to maneuver. The Drive Cart is a custom-built cart that can be designed to move up to 1.5 tons of material. The control panel uses simple...

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Powered pallet truck handles up to 4,500-lb. loads

March 1, 2016

PowerJak™ electric pallet trucks from Presto Lifts feature powered lift and powered drive for transporting palletized loads. Two models are available with load capacities of 3,000 lbs. and 4,500 lbs. They are equipped with heavy-duty reinforced forks that have a lowered height of 3.4 in. and...

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Positioner holds 10,000 lbs.

February 24, 2016

ALM Positioners has introduced the 10,000-lb.-capacity model MHL1P single-column positioner. It features 68.5-in. vertical travel in 35 sec.; pendant- controlled, 4-HP, column-mounted hydraulic unit for lifting and lowering; solenoid-controlled safety pawls; 360-degree CW or CCW rotation; rotator...

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Bluff Mfg. hires Northeast regional sales manager

February 23, 2016

Fort Worth, Texas-based Bluff Mfg., a provider of material handling and warehouse safety equipment, has hired Jay Bodnar as its new Northeast regional sales manager, overseeing sales efforts in Maryland, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Pennsylvania,...

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UniCarriers Americas expands national accounts team

February 19, 2016

Material handling equipment manufacturer UniCarriers Americas Corp., based in Marengo, Ill., has expanded its national accounts team by hiring Tim Karnitz as senior manager of national accounts, David Brady as national accounts manager, and Sean Beaulieu as national accounts technical specialist....

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Kion North America adds Reliable Forklift Sales to dealer network

February 19, 2016

Summerville, S.C.-based Kion North America Corp., a manufacturer of industrial trucks, has appointed Reliable Forklift Sales, Phoenix, to its dealer network. Reliable Forklift Sales is a full-service equipment dealer offering new and used sales, rental equipment, and allied products....

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