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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Truck’s maneuverability allows for narrow aisles, increased storage space

October 28, 2015

The Raymond Corp. has introduced the Raymond® model 7310 4-D® Reach-Fork® truck with four-directional travel capability, allowing increased storage space and aiding operators in handling long, bulky loads. Designed to fit in small spaces, the truck can help reduce aisle widths to create up...

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Intelligrated opens district office in Southern California

October 27, 2015

Intelligrated®, an automated material handling systems provider, has announced the opening of a district office in Ontario, Calif., as part of its western regional sales and operations. Dave Stinson, vice president, western regional sales and operations, provides overall leadership and...

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Eriez launches videos on metalworking applications

October 21, 2015

Eriez®, located in Erie, Pa., has produced a variety of videos focused on metalworking applications, particularly in filtration and fluid recycling. The video series can be viewed on the company’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/eriezmarcom/videos. Two of the most recent instructional...

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Eriez earns trademark registration on color orange for lifting magnets

October 19, 2015

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has been granted trademark registration on the color orange for its line of lifting magnets from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Trademark Registration No. 4,780,593 was issued for the color orange for industrial machines, namely magnetic separators in the form of...

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Manual turntables aid pallet loading/unloading

October 14, 2015

Verti-Lift manufactures an array of manual turntables, suitable for loads that require pallet loading and unloading. The low-profile turntables feature heavy-duty construction and a 4,000-lb. capacity. The standard turntable top is 0.5-in.-thick steel, with optional conveyor top available....

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Lift magnets lift up to 6,600 lbs.

October 5, 2015

Techniks offers EZ-Lift magnets for loading and unloading ferrous stock, including plate, block, and round steel and press molds. The user centers the magnet on the metal to be lifted and turns the lever to engage the magnet. The units feature rare-earth magnets rated to lift up to 6,600 lbs....

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Inverted three-rail conveyor keeps large loads level

October 5, 2015

Jervis B. Webb Co., a subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Co., offers the Unibilt® inverted three-rail conveyor. The three rails improve the conveyor’s stability when navigating horizontal turns and vertical curves. On vertical curves, the conveyor moves similar to an escalator...

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Distributed drive made for material handling, industrial applications

September 25, 2015

Siemens has announced the release of the Sinamics® G110D drive platform. Part of the company’s Totally Integrated Automation portfolio, the distributed drive is suitable for installation in close proximity to motors located throughout facilities where dust and water ingress are a concern....

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Compact material handling system loads/unloads laser cutting machine

September 23, 2015

Bystronic has introduced the larger format 4020 (6- by 12-ft. material size) of its ByTrans Extended compact material handling system. Loading and unloading of materials to the laser cutting machine takes 75 sec. so that the system is faster than the shortest cutting plan. The short cycle time,...

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Alba Mfg. announces expansion in Ohio

September 23, 2015

Alba Mfg., a provider of pre-engineered, heavy-duty roller conveyor systems, has announced plans to expand in Fairfield, Ohio, with completion expected by March 2016. Warehouse and manufacturing space will be increased by more than 30 percent. p> The expansion also will drive a 10 to 15...

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Intelligrated appoints senior VP, corporate intellectual property

September 22, 2015

Intelligrated®, a Cincinnati-based automated material handling systems provider, has appointed Dave Schmit to the position of senior vice president, corporate intellectual property. He is responsible for legal policies, strategies, and processes to protect the company’s innovations and increase...

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UniCarriers Americas named Canadian national sales manager

September 21, 2015

UniCarriers Americas (UCA), a manufacturer of material handling equipment based in Marengo, Ill., has hired Alan Kunce as its new national sales manager responsible for national accounts and dealer development across Canada. Kunce has more than a decade of experience in the material handling...

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Terex Material Handling celebrates 50 years in business

September 16, 2015

Terex Material Handling & Port Solutions, Solon, Ohio, a segment of Terex Corp. and a supplier of industrial cranes, crane components, and complementary services under the Demag brand, is celebrating 50 years in business. In 1965 Mechanische Werkstätten Harkort & Co., Wetter, Germany,...

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Parts identification for extreme environments

September 8, 2015 | By Tim Heston

A marking technology—which involves the interaction between a laser, coating, and metal substrate—is designed to withstand harsh processing environments, including blast cleaning and hot-dipped galvanizing.

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Moving big fabrications

September 2, 2015 | By Jeffrey Dean

Delivering a large fabrication in some ways is almost as difficult as creating the piece in the first place. In many instances, the fabrication is awkward in shape and a challenge to move even a short distance. Like everything else, fabricators figure out how to do it, and these are their stories.

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