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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AccuBilt celebrates 25 years in business

May 8, 2013

AccuBilt Inc. of Jackson, Mich., marks 25 years in business in 2013. Founded in 1988, the company is a turnkey systems builder and integrator, providing design, build, installation, and support of robotic and dedicated automation systems for welding, assembly, material handling, and automation...

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Alliance Holdings acquires Walker Magnetics Group

April 25, 2013

Alliance Holdings Inc., Abington, Pa., has acquired Walker Magnetics Group Inc., Worcester, Mass., a manufacturer of magnetic products for workholding, material handling, and separation applications. "Walker actively and methodically sought out a partner to help us develop and implement...

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Battery-powered scissor lift places loads at convenient height - TheFabricator.com

Battery-powered scissor lift places loads at convenient height

April 9, 2013

XBP series portable electric scissor lifts are available from Presto Lifts Inc. The battery-powered tables lift and lower at the touch of a button, allowing the operator to transport loads and lift them to a convenient height, regardless of the application. According to the company, they roll...

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Floor-level lifts can be loaded, unloaded by hand pallet jack - TheFabricator.com

Floor-level lifts can be loaded, unloaded by hand pallet jack

March 12, 2013

Presto Lifts Inc. offers the XZ series hydraulic floor-level lifts for loads up to 6,000 lbs. Suitable for assembly, maintenance, and palletizing applications, they can be loaded and unloaded with an ordinary hand pallet jack. The lift platform lowers to floor level, leaving the pan-style...

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Eriez promotes director - corporate communications - TheFabricator.com

Eriez promotes director - corporate communications

March 5, 2013

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., a provider of magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, X-ray, materials feeding, screening, conveying, and controlling equipment, has promoted John Blicha to director of corporate communications. Blicha directs Eriez' advertising, literature, trade show, and inquiry...

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Air skate systems move loads up to 540,000 lbs.

March 4, 2013

Air skates from Lifting Gear Hire Corp. move heavy loads on a thin cushion of air. Available in sets of four or six, the air skates lower the coefficient of friction near 1 percent, allowing one person to move 5,000 lbs. on a smooth and flat floor. The air skate system uses a manifold that...

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Woodward Inc. names general manager

February 25, 2013

Woodward Inc., Mars, Pa., a designer and fabricator of ferrous and nonferrous metal products in bulk material handling applications, has hired John Pitzer as general manager. He is responsible for the daily business operations of the company and its Mars Mineral division, which designs and...

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Electric forklift handles heavy loads without heavy emissions - TheFabricator.com

Electric forklift handles heavy loads without heavy emissions

February 21, 2013

Nissan Forklift Corp. offers electric-powered material handling equipment with robust, brushless, AC motors. The electric rider lift trucks feature a full-suspension seat; four-mode regenerative braking; customizable performance settings; quiet, on-demand steering; automatic power-off; onboard...

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Chip conveyor belt hinge designed as one continuous piece

February 20, 2013

Hennig has introduced a 2.5-in.-pitch steel belt chip conveyor for moving chips, parts, and scrap pieces. The company can make conveyors in widths from 4 to 80 in. The belt hinge is designed as one continuous piece. Impact plates are optional. Incline covers can be included when large amounts of...

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Bunting Magnetics names director of marketing - TheFabricator.com

Bunting Magnetics names director of marketing

February 19, 2013

Bunting Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan., a producer of precision magnetic products for the worldwide automobile, plastics, food, electronics, and printing industries, has named Sonia Cox as director of marketing. She is responsible for the global presence of the company and its subsidiaries Bunting...

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Sellick Equipment announces staff appointments

February 7, 2013

Sellick Equipment Ltd., a manufacturer of rough-terrain and truck-mounted forklifts in Harrow, Ont., has announced several staffing changes. Dave Bristow has been named to the position of eastern region sales manager. He has more than 35 years of sales management experience in material handling...

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Manual palletizer keeps load at ergonomic position - TheFabricator.com

Manual palletizer keeps load at ergonomic position

February 5, 2013

The new P3™ All-Around level loader from Presto Lifts helps eliminate bending, lifting, reaching, and stretching in pallet-loading applications. The pneumatic air bag automatically lowers or raises a pallet as boxes are added or removed to remain at a convenient height. The turntable ring...

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Nissan Forklift names KMH Systems as dealer

January 31, 2013

Nissan Forklift Corp., Marengo, Ill., has added three KMH Systems locations to its forklift dealer network. The locations, offering products, parts, and service, serve customers in Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus, Ohio; as well as the Lexington, Ky., area. Nissan Forklift designs, manufactures,...

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Dorner Mfg. announces two leadership appointments - TheFabricator.com

Dorner Mfg. announces two leadership appointments

January 31, 2013

Dorner Mfg. Corp., Hartland, Wis., has named Terry Schadeberg as president and CEO and Brian Baumgart as CFO. Both most recently held these same positions at Nord Gear Corp., Waunakee, Wis. Schadeberg and Baumgart are graduates of the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Schadeberg...

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Lifting magnets handle flat, round materials - TheFabricator.com

Lifting magnets handle flat, round materials

January 24, 2013

SafeHold® MPL series permanent lifting magnets from Eriez® lift, move, and position materials without the need for magnet release and without slings, hooks, or cables. The magnets are suitable for loading and unloading steel sheets from burning tables or anywhere that operator access is...

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