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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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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Material handling robot handles large, heavy parts

October 9, 2012

FANUC Robotics America has introduced the M-900iB/700 super-heavy-payload material handling robot. It has a 29.28-ft. horizontal reach and 0.77-ton payload capacity. The robot can handle very large and heavy parts, such as aerospace and power train components, engines, truck and bus frames,...

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Intelligrated hires senior sales engineer

October 8, 2012

Intelligrated®, Cincinnati, an automated material handling systems provider, has appointed Tracy Perdue to the position of senior sales engineer for its southern regional operations. Perdue has more than 15 years of material handling sales experience. Before joining the company, he served as a...

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Cincinnati Incorporated appoints regional sales engineer

October 1, 2012

Cincinnati Incorporated, Cincinnati, has named Darren Bobbitt as regional sales engineer for Arkansas and Oklahoma. Bobbitt, a 10-year veteran of manufacturing, holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Cincinnati Incorporated provides...

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Electric tug does work of four people - TheFabricator.com

Electric tug does work of four people

September 25, 2012

American Sales Development LLC has introduced the ASD electric walkie tug for moving heavy or unwieldy loads in a manufacturing or warehouse environment. With a capacity of up to 20,000 lbs. on wheeled carts or trailers, the unit replaces the effort of four to eight people. The walk-behind,...

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Coe Press Equipment hires mechanical engineering manager - TheFabricator.com

Coe Press Equipment hires mechanical engineering manager

September 18, 2012

Coe Press Equipment, a provider of coil handling equipment in Sterling Heights, Mich., has announced the appointment of Kevin Dombrowski as mechanical engineering manager. His responsibilities include leading the company's production engineering area and assisting the sales, service, machining,...

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