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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AGV designed for tight turns, narrow-aisle material handling

August 5, 2015

Creform’s Tite-Space BST AGV Tugger is designed for use in facilities with narrow aisles and tight turns. Suitable for delivering to line-side assembly points with limited space, the AGV has a minimum turning radius of 15.7 in. It features a low-profile, a sleek design comprising a drive...

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MHI, Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift to acquire UniCarriers Corp.

August 3, 2015

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) and Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift Co. Ltd. are jointly acquiring 100 percent ownership of Marengo, Ill.-based UniCarriers Corp., a provider of material handling equipment with seven facilities across Wisconsin and New...

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Dorner breaks ground on facility expansion

July 24, 2015

Dorner Mfg. Corp. has broken ground on a 25,000-sq.-ft. facility expansion in Hartland, Wis. The expansion was necessitated by years of sustained growth of its low-profile belt conveyor systems and support services. It the past 18 months, the company has added about 65 new employees and added a...

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Small conveyor available with fixed-speed motor

July 22, 2015

Dorner has announced that its smallest conveyor, the 1100 series, now comes with an upgraded, fixed-speed motor that is 50 percent quieter than the previous version and rated for 10,000 hours of operation. Designed for moving small parts, the compact conveyor has a low, 0.75-in. frame height....

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Automated sheet metal vertical lift designed for small-volume manufacturing

July 22, 2015

Vidir Machine offers an automated sheet metal vertical lift designed for low- to medium-volume sheet metal manufacturers. The unit can be adapted for the storage of sheet metal, barstock, press brake dies, and punches. Designed to feed metal fabricating machinery directly, the lift creates a...

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Bunting Magnetics names marketing director

July 13, 2015

Bunting® Magnetics Co., a manufacturer of magnetic separation, metal detection, and material handling equipment based in Newton, Kan., has named Paul Hansen as director of marketing. In this role, he is responsible for the global presence of the company and its subsidiaries Bunting Magnetics...

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Beltless scrap conveying has come a long way, baby

July 9, 2015


Moving scrap via beltless conveyors has been going on for awhile. But what options are available? Which are best for which applications? Do the benefits of beltless outweigh the drawbacks? Is anything new in beltless conveying technology?

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Standard gantry cranes come in various configurations, capacities

July 7, 2015

Engineered Material Handling (EMH) has introduced a line of standard gantry cranes. They are available in single- or double-leg configurations and in 3-, 5-, 7.5, and10-ton capacities. Spans are 20 to 56 ft. Users choose the configuration and capacity and use a chart to choose the most suitable...

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NACCO Materials Handling Group announces dealer network restructuring

June 18, 2015

NACCO Materials Handling Group Inc. (NMHG), Cleveland, has announced that pending the completion of proposed transactions among Gregory Poole Equipment Co., Dougherty Equipment Co. Inc., LiftOne LLC, VBS Inc. Material Handling Equipment, and Briggs Equipment Inc. and execution of dealer agreements,...

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Industrial Magnetics expands Michigan manufacturing center

June 16, 2015

Industrial Magnetics Inc., a manufacturer of magnetic products for holding, lifting, fixturing, conveying, material handling, and magnetic separation applications, is adding 16,000 sq. ft. to its manufacturing center in Boyne City, Mich. The new space will house a variety of workcells, a...

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Modulift, IMES form new company

June 16, 2015

Modulift, a supplier of spreader beams, lifting beams, and other below-the-hook equipment, has combined with engineering consultancy and inspection specialist IMES (Inspection Monitoring Engineering Solutions) to form Lift Management Services (LMS). Modulift designs and supplies the lifting...

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Flexible, compact rigging kits move loads up to 64,000 lbs.

June 9, 2015

The compact, flexible AeroGo air caster rigging kit contains everything necessary to move heavy, awkward, or delicate loads using compressed air. The kit can be configured to accommodate numerous and varied load requirements in a variety of applications, handling load weights as heavy as 64,000...

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Intelligrated names sales manager

June 4, 2015

Intelligrated®, an automated material handling systems provider, has promoted Bruce Sudler to the position of sales manager for its Midwest regional sales and operations based in Woodridge, Ill. Sudler joined the company in 2011 as a senior sales engineer. He has 23 years of material handling...

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Catalog features material handling products

June 1, 2015

Verti-Lift offers a 20-page catalog highlighting its material handling products, including hydraulic and pneumatic work positioners; standard and heavy-duty scissor lifts; portable electric and battery-operated scissor lifts; ground-level zero lifts; portable worktables; turntables; hydraulic and...

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Yale presents 2014 Dealer of Excellence Award

May 15, 2015

Lift truck manufacturer Yale Materials Handling Corp., Greenville, N.C., has recognized its top-performing dealers with the 2014 Dealer of Excellence Award. To receive the award, dealers must meet rigorous business practice standards and performance criteria, including superior customer...

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