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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Manual turntables aid pallet loading/unloading

October 14, 2015

Verti-Lift manufactures an array of manual turntables, suitable for loads that require pallet loading and unloading. The low-profile turntables feature heavy-duty construction and a 4,000-lb. capacity. The standard turntable top is 0.5-in.-thick steel, with optional conveyor top available....

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Lift magnets lift up to 6,600 lbs.

October 5, 2015

Techniks offers EZ-Lift magnets for loading and unloading ferrous stock, including plate, block, and round steel and press molds. The user centers the magnet on the metal to be lifted and turns the lever to engage the magnet. The units feature rare-earth magnets rated to lift up to 6,600 lbs....

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Inverted three-rail conveyor keeps large loads level

October 5, 2015

Jervis B. Webb Co., a subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Co., offers the Unibilt® inverted three-rail conveyor. The three rails improve the conveyor’s stability when navigating horizontal turns and vertical curves. On vertical curves, the conveyor moves similar to an escalator...

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Distributed drive made for material handling, industrial applications

September 25, 2015

Siemens has announced the release of the Sinamics® G110D drive platform. Part of the company’s Totally Integrated Automation portfolio, the distributed drive is suitable for installation in close proximity to motors located throughout facilities where dust and water ingress are a concern....

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Compact material handling system loads/unloads laser cutting machine

September 23, 2015

Bystronic has introduced the larger format 4020 (6- by 12-ft. material size) of its ByTrans Extended compact material handling system. Loading and unloading of materials to the laser cutting machine takes 75 sec. so that the system is faster than the shortest cutting plan. The short cycle time,...

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Alba Mfg. announces expansion in Ohio

September 23, 2015

Alba Mfg., a provider of pre-engineered, heavy-duty roller conveyor systems, has announced plans to expand in Fairfield, Ohio, with completion expected by March 2016. Warehouse and manufacturing space will be increased by more than 30 percent. p> The expansion also will drive a 10 to 15...

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Intelligrated appoints senior VP, corporate intellectual property

September 22, 2015

Intelligrated®, a Cincinnati-based automated material handling systems provider, has appointed Dave Schmit to the position of senior vice president, corporate intellectual property. He is responsible for legal policies, strategies, and processes to protect the company’s innovations and increase...

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UniCarriers Americas named Canadian national sales manager

September 21, 2015

UniCarriers Americas (UCA), a manufacturer of material handling equipment based in Marengo, Ill., has hired Alan Kunce as its new national sales manager responsible for national accounts and dealer development across Canada. Kunce has more than a decade of experience in the material handling...

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Terex Material Handling celebrates 50 years in business

September 16, 2015

Terex Material Handling & Port Solutions, Solon, Ohio, a segment of Terex Corp. and a supplier of industrial cranes, crane components, and complementary services under the Demag brand, is celebrating 50 years in business. In 1965 Mechanische Werkstätten Harkort & Co., Wetter, Germany,...

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Parts identification for extreme environments

September 8, 2015

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A marking technology—which involves the interaction between a laser, coating, and metal substrate—is designed to withstand harsh processing environments, including blast cleaning and hot-dipped galvanizing.

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Moving big fabrications

September 2, 2015

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Delivering a large fabrication in some ways is almost as difficult as creating the piece in the first place. In many instances, the fabrication is awkward in shape and a challenge to move even a short distance. Like everything else, fabricators figure out how to do it, and these are their stories.

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DE-STA-CO Celebrating 100 Years of Growth and Innovation

Presented by De-Sta-Co Industries

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DE-STA-CO celebrates our 100th birthday in 2015. From our roots in dies and stamping, DE-STA-CO has grown into a innovative company providing workholding and automation products to manufacturers world wide.

Transfer crane streamlines powder coat oven cure

August 25, 2015

TC American Monorail has supplied a custom-configured LOWERATORTM transfer crane to carry large loads directly into a 450-degrees-F powder coat oven, without setting the load down. The crane uses a carrier that attaches directly to a large workpiece and travels with it through the assembly...

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Walkie/rider pallet trucks withstand harsh environments

August 24, 2015

UniCarriers Americas Corp.’s Platinum RPX series walkie/rider pallet truck is designed to perform in harsh working conditions. The 5.2-HP, AC-powered truck is available in 6,000- and 8,000-lb. capacities. The RPX’s fork design features the company’s push-type linkage and tie rods to absorb...

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Combilift breaks ground on $45 million manufacturing facility

August 21, 2015

Material handling equipment manufacturer Combilift has broken ground on a new $45 million, 495,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility and global headquarters in Monaghan, Ireland. The multifunction facility will include a dedicated R&D building, testing area, and adjoining administration offices....

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