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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Handling Specialty launches new website

January 14, 2016

Handling Specialty, Grimsby, Ont., has redesigned its website at 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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Conveyor moves large scrap, small slugs across long distances

January 7, 2016

Prab Inc. offers the oscillator conveyor for transfer of almost all types of hot, dry, or wet abrasive metal scrap across long horizontal distances. The conveyor is designed with an eccentric-drive configuration that propels scrap by metering material forward at a rate of 10 to 20 FPM. A single...

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Dorner appoints Southeast regional sales manager

January 6, 2016

Dorner Mfg. Corp., Hartland, Wis., a manufacturer of conveyors and related equipment, has appointed Lincoln Frazier as Southeast regional sales manager. Frazier brings to the position strong sales and regional management experience from an extensive career in the automation and packaging...

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Prab launches Spanish-language website

January 6, 2016

Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Prab, a manufacturer of engineered conveyors, chip and fluid management, and wastewater systems, has launched a comprehensive Spanish-language website at The website offers information on methods for automatically processing all types of metal scrap and...

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The impact of lean manufacturing on structural steel fabricating

January 4, 2016 | By Paul Kwiatkowski

As fabricators strive to eliminate waste in the modern structural steel facility, the fab shops have taken on a new look. This definitely is not your grandfather's structural steel fabricating.

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Suction cups offer stability at high speeds

December 30, 2015

Piab has introduced XP DURAFLEX® cups (0.39 to 4.33 in.), designed with a single bellows. According to the company, the cups stay stable when in motion, allowing users to run their robots or production lines at high speeds while maintaining accuracy and precision. The suction cups combine firm...

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Low-profile gravity rollers introduced

December 24, 2015

Creform Corp. has introduced a new, low-profile version of its wide Placon® gravity rollers and conveyor mounts. The rollers, available in two styles, are 80 percent of the height of the standard wide Placon conveyor. The rail base is 1.25 in. compared to the 1.57 in. for the standard variety....

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UniCarriers Americas launches new website

December 17, 2015

Material handling equipment provider UniCarriers Americas Corp., Marengo, Ill., has launched a new website at, offering mobile-friendly content, search function, and updated equipment information. The new site also features an improved dealer portal, putting all of...

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Yale three-wheel stand named Plant Engineering Product of the Year finalist

December 16, 2015

Yale Materials Handling Corp., Greenville, N.C., has announced that its ESC030AD three-wheel stand has been recognized by Plant Engineering as a finalist for Product of the Year. The competition awards innovation and recognizes new product designs that help improve productivity in manufacturing...

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Southworth Intl. Group acquires Marco Group AB

December 14, 2015

Falmouth, Maine-based Southworth Intl. Group, a provider of ergonomic material handling equipment, announced the acquisition of Marco Group AB, a European manufacturer of similar lifting and positioning technologies in Ängelholm, Sweden. The acquisition accelerates Southworth’s presence in...

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FlexArm earns ISO 9001:2008 certification

December 10, 2015

Wapakoneta, Ohio-based FlexArm Inc. has received ISO 9001:2008 certification. The company manufactures and distributes tapping machines, assembly arms, grinding arms, and ergonomic material handling systems....

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Conveyor system can be positioned horizontally or vertically

December 3, 2015

Destaco has launched the new Camco iQue™ conveyor, powered by iTrak™, for packaging, material handling, manufacturing assembly, and testing. The system can be positioned horizontally or vertically with an axial or radial configuration. Capable of asynchronous and synchronous movement,...

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Cutting costs automatically with automated material handling

November 30, 2015

Schletter Inc., a producer of solar mounting systems, invested in an automated sheet metal storage and handling system from Volz-Stopa America Inc. for its Shelby, N.C., manufacturing facility.

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