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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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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Bellows suction cups form seal on rough surfaces

February 17, 2016

Fipa Inc. has introduced Varioflex® SP-BX series bellows suction cups for material handling and packaging automation applications. Made of oil-, ozone-, and wear-resistant polyurethane composite material, the bellows suction cups feature a dimensionally stable body (60 degree Shore) that prevents...

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Dorner marks 50 years in business

February 2, 2016

Low-profile conveyor manufacturer Dorner Mfg., Hartland, Wis., celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016. The firm was founded Jan. 14, 1966, as a tool and die shop by brothers Wolfgang and Horst Dorner. It transitioned to conveyors in the early 1970s when the Dorners were looking for a conveyor...

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Hydraulic tilt tables hold up to 6,000 lbs.

February 2, 2016

Verti-Lift offers a line of standard and wide-base hydraulic tilt tables featuring a heavy-duty design for demanding environments. With a tilting range of 0 to 90 degrees and capacities to 6,000 lbs., the tilt tables are suitable for automotive and appliance manufacturing environments in which...

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Bluff Mfg. receives industry award

January 22, 2016

Bluff Mfg. has earned the Most Valuable Supplier Award for 2016 from the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). The award recognizes companies that have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their dealer network, their employees, and their community. In addition to...

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Open-frame steel belt conveyor designed for quick scrap removal

January 18, 2016

Prab Inc. offers a heavy-duty, open-frame steel belt conveyor. The design allows operators and maintenance personnel to see if carryover has fallen between the belt and bottom cover. The removable guard panels allow simplified access to the area for scrap removal. The conveyor comes in 6- and...

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Lift magnet system helps users transfer multiple cut pieces from burn tables

January 18, 2016

The new air-operated Burn Table Lift Magnet System from Eriez® moves multiple parts or cutouts up and off of burn tables. The transfer system also can lift single sheets or plates up to 3 in. thick from a stack to load the table. When activated, a stainless steel stripper pan retracts to engage...

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Manual palletizer raises, lowers loads automatically

January 18, 2016

Presto Lifts offers the P3 Spring level loader for pallet loading and unloading. A system of heavy-duty springs automatically lowers or raises a pallet as weight is added or removed, keeping the top layer of boxes in an easy-to-access position. The operator remains in the same position...

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Handling Specialty launches new website

January 14, 2016

Handling Specialty, Grimsby, Ont., has redesigned its website at www.handling.com. The site offers a more streamlined navigation process, an expanded menu, and additional online forms to assist visitors with acquiring parts and services. The site features a detailed list of services, along with...

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Dorner completes facility expansion in Wisconsin

January 12, 2016

Dorner Mfg. Corp. has completed a 25,000-sq.-ft. facility expansion in Hartland, Wis. The new area houses machining equipment that is used in the manufacturing of frames, stands, and other conveyor components, as well as new product development. The company custom-builds conveyors at time of...

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Southworth Products announces expansion in Arkansas

January 11, 2016

Material handling manufacturer Southworth Products, based in Falmouth, Maine, has announced plans to expand its plant in Manila, Ark., the company’s center for North American production. The $935,000 expansion is expected to create 35 jobs. Two new assembly lines will be added, and shipping...

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