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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Understanding lift magnet compliance - TheFabricator.com

Understanding lift magnet compliance

October 9, 2013

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The American Society of Mechanical Engineers has established compliance standards for the use of permanent and electric-rated lifting magnets and the operators of those magnets. Familiarizing shop floor personnel with these guidelines builds a solid foundation for keeping employees safe as they move sheet metal and plate.

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Jeco Plastic Products to hold open house

October 4, 2013

Jeco Plastic Products, celebrating 40 years of supplying pallets to pressrooms, will hold an open house for industry personnel, customers, local officials, employees, and their families on Oct. 24, 2013, from 3 to 7 p.m. at its headquarters in Plainfield, Ind. To register for the open house, visit...

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Hamilton Caster launches new website

October 2, 2013

Hamilton Caster, Hamilton, Ohio, has launched www.cartsandtrailers.com. The website includes product information and specifications to help customers learn about the company’s line of products for the material handling industry. A blog is included that presents stories and case studies of some of...

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UniCarriers Americas announces executive appointments

September 25, 2013

UniCarriers Americas (UCA), formerly Nissan Forklift Corp., North America, Marengo, Ill., has appointed seven executives to new positions within the organization in response to rapid global growth in fiscal year 2012. The appointments are effective Oct. 1, 2013. The leadership changes follow the...

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Low-profile lift table works in tight spaces - TheFabricator.com

Low-profile lift table works in tight spaces

September 20, 2013

The low-profile LiftMat™ lift table from Southworth Products descends to 3.25 in. above the floor and accommodates any skid or pallet, including closed-bottom designs. When the unit is equipped with an optional diamond-plate ramp, workers can feed and offload it with a hand pallet truck or...

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Bunting Magnetics announces new hires

September 19, 2013

Newton, Kan.-based Bunting® Magnetics Co., a producer of precision magnetic products, has announced the hiring of four new staff members. Sultan Shaaban has been named design engineer for separation equipment. He is a mechanical engineering graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. Isaac...

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Conveyor prevents scrap carryover - TheFabricator.com

Conveyor prevents scrap carryover

September 17, 2013

Prab Inc.'s Pivot Belt conveyor is designed for moving oily, thin-gauge trim scrap; stamping slugs, motor laminations, and eyelet press scrap. The pivoting sections and raised, dimpled Rigidized® steel belt eliminate carryover of scrap. Raised pusher flights provide positive material flow...

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Eriez acquires Centriforce Ltd.

September 17, 2013

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has acquired U.K.-based Centriforce Ltd., a provider of coolant filtration systems to the European metalworking industry. The Centriforce product portfolio will be integrated into Eriez’ HydroFlow® line of fluid recycling and filtration equipment. Eriez offers magnetic lift...

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Unloaders made for parts finishing operations - TheFabricator.com

Unloaders made for parts finishing operations

September 17, 2013

Eriez® Finishing Mill Unloaders remove ferrous parts automatically from finishing mill media. Using a permanent magnet pickup, they can be wheeled into position beside the mill and lowered hydraulically into place. As parts near the surface of the media, they are pulled out by the magnetic...

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Permanent rare-earth lift magnet uses no electricity, air

September 6, 2013

Industrial Magnetics Inc. offers the remote-operated DynamicLift™permanent rare-earth lift magnet. Featuring Magswitch® technology, the magnet can be turned on or off using a remote control, without the need of air or electricity. Electrical cords and air hoses are eliminated, allowing a...

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Lifting device allows nearly weightless movement of loads up to 771 lbs. - TheFabricator.com

Lifting device allows nearly weightless movement of loads up to 771 lbs.

September 3, 2013

The Konecranes ATB AirBalancer is a lifting device that aids picking, lifting, moving, and placing items by hand. The pneumatic-powered mover is suitable for assembly processes, repair, and industrial production tasks across a variety of industries. The unit reaches movement speeds up to 6.56...

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Dallas adds BDC Machinery to representative network

August 12, 2013

Dallas Industries, Troy, Mich., a manufacturer of coil handling and press feeding equipment and controls for the stamping industry, has announced that BDC Machinery LLC, Nekoosa, Wis., has been named to represent the company in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Dallas Industries' equipment includes servo...

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Company offers engineering service for choosing timing belts, pulleys

August 8, 2013

Brecoflex Co. LLC offers belt drive systems for conveying, indexing, linear drives, and power transmission applications. The company provides a free engineering consultation service to help users choose the most appropriate belt technology and pitch, calculate belt and pulley sizing, and select...

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No-, low-emissions lift trucks clear the air - TheFabricator.com

No-, low-emissions lift trucks clear the air

August 1, 2013

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Manufacturers have many green options in their choices of lift trucks, including low- or no-emissions, energy-efficient forklift technologies. Raymond, Toyota, Nissan, Hyster, Yale, Power Designers, Minit-Charger, and AeroVironment weigh in on how today’s lift trucks meet demands for lower emissions, higher energy efficiency, and CARB and EPA emissions standards.

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KMC Global acquires CDM Systems - TheFabricator.com

KMC Global acquires CDM Systems

July 24, 2013

KMC Global, Kalamazoo, Mich., the parent company of Prab Inc., has acquired CDM Systems Inc., a manufacturer of custom en-masse conveyors and marine leg ship unloaders in Elk River, Minn. The conveyors, built for service in mining, potash, cement, co-generation boiler feed, and other heavy...

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