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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Conveyor drive features compact design

January 9, 2013

The new 2200 series Mid Drive belt conveyor platform from Dorner Mfg. frees up the motor and mounts from both ends of the conveyor, creating additional available space for operator and machine interfaces. The compact, three-roller design is 40 percent smaller than tensioned-center drives, opening...

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Bunting Magnetics names business strategist–metal detection

January 7, 2013

Bunting Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan., a producer of precision magnetic products, has named Robert Bunting Jr. as business strategist—metal detection. In this position, he is responsible for developing the metal detection portion of the company's product line, with emphasis on the food processing...

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Compact positioner handles pieces more than 1,100 lbs.

December 19, 2012

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome offers the LD-600R, a compact tilt/turn positioner that can handle pieces weighing more than 1,100 lbs., 6 in. off the table. It features a standard footswitch and pendant controls, as well as a protractor dial indicator. The compact size and square footprint design allow...

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Vacuum lifter handles domes, spheres - TheFabricator.com

Vacuum lifter handles domes, spheres

December 18, 2012

The Anver VFP series vacuum lifter features an interchangeable, custom-made, concave-shaped suction pad with a soft, replaceable, sponge-rubber sealing pad. Designed to let one person handle domes and spheres, this below-the-hook vacuum lifter is powered by compressed air and includes vacuum...

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Forklift handles indoor, outdoor applications - TheFabricator.com

Forklift handles indoor, outdoor applications

December 12, 2012

Nissan Forklift Corp.'s Platinum II Nomad® series lift truck, featuring solid pneumatic tires, can be used indoors or outdoors. Built on a smaller frame, the truck is powered by the company's K21 ultralow-emission engine. A standard seat-actuated operator presence system automatically locks...

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Large-diameter vacuum cups made for heavy lifting - TheFabricator.com

Large-diameter vacuum cups made for heavy lifting

December 11, 2012

Large vacuum cups from Vi-Cas Mfg. are available in sizes to 15 in. dia. to lift and manipulate large, bulky, or cumbersome materials. Several sizes of round, rectangular, and oval cups are available from stock to fit almost any type of vacuum lifting equipment from a variety of lift...

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Lifting magnets handle materials without marring surface - TheFabricator.com

Lifting magnets handle materials without marring surface

November 29, 2012

Eriez' SafeHold® permanent lifting magnets allow manufacturers to lift, pile, and transfer up to 10,000 lbs. of steel and iron without slings, hooks, or cables and without marring the surface. The magnets come in four styles. The APL series is suitable for quick, efficient handling of steel...

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Two-finger gripper provides versatility for high-mix automated manufacturing

November 14, 2012

Robotiq has introduced the two-finger adaptive robotic gripper for handling a variety of parts in high-mix applications such as light assembly, resistance welding, machine tending, bin picking, and parts transfer. The gripper provides three distinct gripping modes — parallel, encompassing, and...

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CAD platform allows users to build conveyor assemblies to exact specifications

November 7, 2012

Dorner Mfg.'s new Configurator is an intuitive, 2-D and 3-D CAD platform that allows users to build complete conveyor assemblies to their exact layout dimensions. The tool provides the download of a single CAD model of the complete assembled conveyor, saving the time spent matching up individual...

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Prime Controls launches new website

October 30, 2012

Prime Controls, Dayton, Ohio, a manufacturer of double-metal-sheet sensors and controls for the can-making, automotive, and appliance industries, has redesigned its website at www.primecontrols.com. The site's new look is intended to help visitors search for metal sensing equipment for their...

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Raymond marks 90 years in material handling industry

October 25, 2012

The Raymond Corp., Greene, N.Y., celebrated its 90th anniversary in the materials handling industry with an open house on Oct. 6. The company began producing lift trucks in 1922 when George Raymond Sr. purchased Lyon Iron Works, a small foundry in Greene. Since then the company has invented and...

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Webinar to highlight robotic material handling

October 23, 2012

Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., will present a free webinar, “New Techniques in Robotic Material Handling,” on Nov. 1 from noon to 1:00 p.m. EDT.M The webinar will: Present new robotic material handling methods and explain how they drive ROI. Highlight new robotic...

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Hydraulic precision leveler handles material to 2.375 in. thick - TheFabricator.com

Hydraulic precision leveler handles material to 2.375 in. thick

October 17, 2012

The Arku FlatMaster® hydraulic precision leveler handles material from 0.020 to 2.375 in. thick. It features gap control, overload protection, and a quick-change system for its leveling rollers. The leveler is suitable for use in job shops for perforated material; laser, plasma, and flame...

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Arku holds Oktoberfest celebration - TheFabricator.com

Arku holds Oktoberfest celebration

October 10, 2012

Every two years Arku invites customers, business partners, and friends for a customer appreciation day including an Oktoberfest with authentic German food, beverages, and folk music. More than 100 guests attended the event on Oct. 4, 2012, at the company's Cincinnati location. Albert Reiss,...

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American Crane & Equipment installs crane system at Boeing facility

October 9, 2012

American Crane & Equipment Corp., a manufacturer of overhead electric cranes and hoists in Douglassville, Pa., has completed installation of a custom underhung crane system built for the new Boeing manufacturing facility in Charleston, S.C. The 80-ton-capacity crane features 14 bridges that...

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