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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Evana Automation ships robotic material handling system to medical device manufacturer

March 16, 2015

Evansville, Ind.-based Evana Automation Specialists, a systems integrator and builder of custom, automated assembly and test systems, has shipped a robotic material handling system to a medical device manufacturer. The system transports wire-shaping fixtures to one of several heat-treat furnaces, a...

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Electronic telescoping lifter handles loads to 2,200 lbs.

March 16, 2015

EMH offers VL lift, a rigid, electronic telescoping lifter that works with its AL-System cranes to handle loads up to 2,200 lbs. The cranes, which feature lightweight aluminum track profiles, can be configured to suit almost any application. They are free-moving and require no movement at right...

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Bunting Magnetics adds sales office in Kansas

March 12, 2015

Newton, Kan.-based Bunting® Magnetics Co., a producer of magnetic products for the automobile and electronics industries, has opened a regional sales office in Overland Park, Kan. The new location serves as a hub for domestic sales activities that span seven states. It also accommodates sales...

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Intelligrated appoints sales manager for southern regional sales and operations

March 11, 2015

Intelligrated®, an Atlanta-based automated material handling systems provider, has promoted Tracy Perdue to the position of sales manager for its southern regional sales and operations, serving companies in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee....

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Magline appoints VP of marketing

March 10, 2015

Magline Inc., Standish, Mich., a manufacturer of Magliner® aluminum material handling equipment, has announced the promotion of Andrea Horner to vice president of marketing. Horner joined the company in 1992. Her responsibilities have supported all facets of marketing both domestically and...

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Eriez names manager-process engineering

March 6, 2015

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., a provider of magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, materials feeding, screening, conveying, and controlling equipment, has promoted Xinkai Jiang, PhD, to the new position of manager-process engineering. Jiang joined the company 10 years ago as a research engineer...

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Handling structural steel, one truckload at a time

March 5, 2015


For structural fabrication-and-construction companies, efficiency in logistics is vital. A typical column, beam, truss or joist is handled three times—first to a storage yard, then to a staging area, and finally to the semitrailer. However, this isn’t the only way to do it. Reinicke Athens Inc. recently invested in a straddle carrier from Combilift Ltd. Instead of moving one part at a time, the truck lifts and moves an entire load a time, cutting its trailer-loading time from up to 8 man-hours to as little as 30 minutes.

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UniCarriers Americas acquires Capital Equipment & Handling

March 4, 2015

UniCarriers Americas Corp., Marengo, Ill., a manufacturer of material handling equipment, has acquired Capital Equipment & Handling Inc., Hartland, Wis. Capital Equipment & Handling serves southern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with material handling and floor-maintenance...

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Wisconsin Lift Truck awarded fourth consecutive MHEDA MVP status

March 4, 2015

Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp., Brookfield, Wis., has been awarded Most Valuable Partner (MVP) status for 2015 in a program from the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). To earn the status, a company must be committed to excellence in industry relations, customer relations and...

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Bunting Magnetics names salesman of the year

March 3, 2015

Bunting® Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan., producer of precision magnetic products, has named Jason Cohen as salesman of the year for 2014. He is responsible for sales of the company’s standard products in Texas and Oklahoma. Director of Sales Rod Henricks commented. "The Bunting salesperson of...

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Separation technologies brochure updated

February 27, 2015

Eriez® has announced the release of its newly updated “Equipment for the Metalworking Industry” brochure. The six-page piece showcases the company’s magnetic separation, fluid filtration and recycling, and material handling equipment. The coolant recycling and filtration section covers...

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Three-wheel forklift fits in tight spaces

February 23, 2015

Stärke Material Handling Group has introduced the Mini forklift. The three-wheel vehicle is a light-duty, narrow-aisle forklift that fits in tight spaces with no weight, height, or width restrictions. With its overhead guard, the unit helps protect operators from falling overhead objects, and...

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Servo-driven feed designed for high-speed applications

February 20, 2015

Minster offers the MHSF3 AC servo-driven electric feed. Available in three widths, the unit is designed for thin-gauge, high-speed, high-vibration...

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Lift truck engines offer fuel efficiency, reduced maintenance

February 17, 2015

Yale Materials Handling Corp. offers industrial engines from Power Solutions Intl. Inc. for its 3,000- to 7,000-lb. Class IV and V lift trucks. The engines offer fuel efficiency and power coupled with reduced maintenance requirements, the company states. The engines feature Yale® Flex...

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Demag V-type crane wins iF Design Award

February 16, 2015

The Demag V-type crane has won the iF Design Award from iF International Forum Design GmbH for the V-type construction of the crane girder, which is based on bionic principles. The design, which includes vertical struts and tapered diaphragm joints, uses material only where it is necessary,...

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