Materials Handling Products

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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Bidirectional AGV transports unpackaged automotive parts - TheFabricator.com

Bidirectional AGV transports unpackaged automotive parts

July 19, 2012

Creform Corp. has designed and built a series of AGV carts to meet the needs of an automotive manufacturer for moving unpackaged parts and components from one department to another. The traverse covers more than 950 ft. while handling parts without damage, battery maintenance, or human...

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Conveyor's internal track system designed for low maintenance - TheFabricator.com

Conveyor's internal track system designed for low maintenance

July 19, 2012

Eriez® chip and parts conveyors provide a self-contained method for moving and elevating ferrous materials. With a completely enclosed conveyor mechanism, there are no moving external parts to jam or break. The internal track system, called Tuf-Trac, is designed for low maintenance and quiet...

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Remote control permanent lift magnet eliminates cords

July 12, 2012

Industrial Magnetics Inc. has introduced the DynamicLift™ lifting magnet. Featuring MagSwitch™ technology, it is the first remote-operated permanent lift magnet that allows an operator to turn the magnet on and off using a remote control, without the need of air or electricity, the company...

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Belt conveyors designed for tight transfers - TheFabricator.com

Belt conveyors designed for tight transfers

June 13, 2012

Dorner 2200 and 2300 series low-profile belt conveyors come with a new small-pitch, modular, plastic belt option that provides nosebar transfers as tight as 0.31 in., making them suitable for infeed and outfeed to machinery, as well as unit handling within the machine. The nosebar is suitable...

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Plate, sheet vacuum lifter handles any cutting table material - TheFabricator.com

Plate, sheet vacuum lifter handles any cutting table material

June 12, 2012

Anver Corp. offers the E-series mill-duty vacuum lifter, a single-operator, heavy-duty, high-capacity lifter designed for handling heavy ferrous and nonferrous plate and sheet from the top for loading cutting tables. Featuring an all-welded steel frame and fully adjustable cross beams, the...

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Two-finger adaptive gripper made for high-mix automation

May 17, 2012

Robotiq has announced the availability of its two-finger adaptive robotic gripper. The programmable gripper offers three distinct modes — parallel, encompassing, and inside grip — to enable handling of flat, square, cylindrical, and irregular parts. The high payload-to-weight ratio and long...

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Forklift trucks made for light-, medium-duty applications - TheFabricator.com

Forklift trucks made for light-, medium-duty applications

May 15, 2012

UTILEV® has announced the availability of the UT25-30P line of diesel and LPG fuel forklift trucks in 5,000- and 6,000-lb. capacities in select U.S. markets. The trucks are suitable for light- to medium-duty operating environments and for customers who use their lift trucks intermittently...

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Extra-large, flat suction cups provide sheet handling flexibility - TheFabricator.com

Extra-large, flat suction cups provide sheet handling flexibility

April 24, 2012

Piab has introduced a new line of extra-large, flat suction cups designed to handle various product sheets securely in manufacturing environments. The XLF line of suction cups is available in four different diameters: 150, 200, 250, and 300 mm. All sizes are similarly designed with an aluminum...

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Telescopic-mast articulating crane replaces nuclear rods

April 19, 2012

Air Technical Industries has manufactured a telescopic-mast articulating crane, constructed mostly from aluminum, to be used by a nuclear power plant in California for replacing fuel rods in combustion engineering reactors. The modular crane's mast can raise up to 57 ft. through hydraulically...

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Vacuum lifter handles large stampings - TheFabricator.com

Vacuum lifter handles large stampings

April 3, 2012

Anver Corp.'s new vacuum lifter-flipper handles large stampings and rotationally molded parts. Featuring an offset beam with suction cups for gripping a large tublike item from the inside, the unit is powered for flipping the item 180 degrees for placement onto a table or into another process....

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Hydraulic upender facilitates loading, tilting steel coil 90 degrees - TheFabricator.com

Hydraulic upender facilitates loading, tilting steel coil 90 degrees

January 12, 2012

Pentalift Equipment Corp. has designed a coil-handling upender for a manufacturer of medium and large transformers. The 60,000-lb.-capacity upender facilitates a process of loading and tilting a steel coil 90 degrees to begin the decoiling procedure. Both platforms are 8 ft. wide and 16 ft....

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Vacuum lifter provides powered rotation in both directions, custom antiskid side grippers - TheFabricator.com

Vacuum lifter provides powered rotation in both directions, custom antiskid side grippers

November 21, 2011

Anver Corp. has introduced a new vacuum lifter that provides powered rotation in both directions and custom antiskid side grippers for rotating large, bulky loads. The PROT series rotator can be locked in place and operated from a single pendant control. It can handle loads up to 2,000 lbs. and...

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Angled frame conveyors designed to enable elevation changes not possible with flat conveyors - TheFabricator.com

Angled frame conveyors designed to enable elevation changes not possible with flat conveyors

November 21, 2011

QC Industries has introduced the Automation series AS40Z angled frame conveyors. According to the company, they enable elevation changes that aren’t possible with a flat conveyor. The conveyors feature 1.95-in.-high, rigid aluminum frames that resist twisting. They also feature a Z-Track...

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Fully integrated vacuum lifter with manual tilting handles compact metallic loads - TheFabricator.com

Fully integrated vacuum lifter with manual tilting handles compact metallic loads

October 31, 2011

A fully integrated vacuum-hoist lifter with manual tilting, designed to handle compact metallic loads in pick-and-place assembly applications, has been introduced by Anver Corp. Featuring a custom pickup suction pad, the VM series is suitable for assembly operations and feeding machining...

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Medium-duty reel designed for handling heavy coils in widths from 12 to 36 in. - TheFabricator.com

Medium-duty reel designed for handling heavy coils in widths from 12 to 36 in.

September 14, 2011

Coe has developed a 10,000-lb. series coil reel to fill the gap between small- and large-capacity reels. Designed to serve press lines handling heavy coils in narrow widths from 12 to 36 in., the reel can handle a variety of material thicknesses. The reel can be combined with a traveling coil...

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