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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Vacuum cups available for all types of ergonomic lifters - TheFabricator.com

Vacuum cups available for all types of ergonomic lifters

October 30, 2013

Vi-Cas Mfg. offers vacuum cups for ergonomic lifters of all types and sizes. Round, rectangular, and oval cups are available from stock for immediate shipment for such lift manufacturers as Cynergy Ergonomics and Indutrol. Accessories such as vacuum valves, swivel joints, and level compensators...

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Vibratory feeder supports trays up to 175 lbs. - TheFabricator.com

Vibratory feeder supports trays up to 175 lbs.

October 24, 2013

The new 76 series vibratory feeder from Eriez® is made to handle larger application requirements. It supports trays up to about 175 lbs. and is available in all standard...

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Aluminum crane reduces rolling resistance - TheFabricator.com

Aluminum crane reduces rolling resistance

October 24, 2013

Konecranes offers the XA aluminum workstation lifting system. Designed for use in industries such as automotive, the lightweight crane handles low loads up to 2.2 tons. Features include modular design, high structural stiffness, small rolling resistance, and quiet operation. Coupled with the...

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Magnetic welding squares revised - TheFabricator.com

Magnetic welding squares revised

October 14, 2013

Industrial Magnetics Inc. has introduced a revised version of its magnetic welding squares, used to hold steel sheet, plate, and tubing during the welding process, now being produced in the U.S. The revised welding squares feature a stronger magnetic holding force and include a large finger...

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Mobile table designed for use with a tapping arm - TheFabricator.com

Mobile table designed for use with a tapping arm

October 11, 2013

Ohio Laser's new Mobile Tapping Table XL, designed for use with a tapping arm, features all-welded steel construction for heavy-duty industrial and manufacturing work environments. With a flexible tapping and assembly area that can be moved throughout a plant, the table complements flexible cell...

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End-of-arm tooling provides clamping forces from 250 to 6,000 lbs. - TheFabricator.com

End-of-arm tooling provides clamping forces from 250 to 6,000 lbs.

October 10, 2013

DocMagnet Inc. offers the Pick and Place (PNP) magnetic material handling system, a line of end-of-arm tooling products for use on robotic fixtures. The permanent-electro magnet uses only electrical power to switch the magnet on or off. Electrical power is not required to maintain the magnetic...

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Reach stackers can be fitted with C hooks, magnets - TheFabricator.com

Reach stackers can be fitted with C hooks, magnets

October 10, 2013

Konecranes has introduced reach stackers for a variety of industries, from steel, wind energy, nuclear, and oil and gas to traditional and intermodal terminals. The stackers can be used with C hooks for carrying coils or fitted with magnets for handling plate steel. The spreader can be removed...

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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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