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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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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Vacuum lifter/tilter allows single person pick up, loading of coiled products - TheFabricator.com

Vacuum lifter/tilter allows single person pick up, loading of coiled products

September 14, 2011

Anver offers the electric, hoist-based, VB-series vacuum lifter combined with a pneumatic-powered, 90-degree tilter to reorient coiled products. Featuring an articulating handle with fully integrated controls and a vacuum gauge, the device lets one person pick up and load coiled products into...

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Robotic gripper automatically adapts to part sizes, shapes - TheFabricator.com

Robotic gripper automatically adapts to part sizes, shapes

August 29, 2011

The industrial-grade Robotiq S-model adaptive gripper, available from Motoman Robotics, is designed for applications including machine tending, fixture loading and unloading, high-mix part handling, and kitting. Its three articulated fingers can adapt automatically to various part sizes and...

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Carts usable in narrow-aisle, elevated pick operations and tight, in-plant delivery locations - TheFabricator.com

Carts usable in narrow-aisle, elevated pick operations and tight, in-plant delivery locations

July 11, 2011

Kinetic Technologies Inc. has released a new custom-designed rotational pick and delivery cart for plants, distribution centers, and warehouses. The 43- by 52-in. cart frame is usable in narrow-aisle, elevated pick operations and for tight, in-plant delivery locations. The cart has a four-shelf...

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Burning table HMI introduced - TheFabricator.com

Burning table HMI introduced

June 27, 2011

Walker Magnetics has introduced what it says is the first human-machine interface (HMI) for burning table applications. The system has a touchscreen panel operator interface, mimicking modern CNC panels. Multiple screens give the operator a visual of all system functions, providing instant...

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