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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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Transfer crane streamlines powder coat oven cure

August 25, 2015

TC American Monorail has supplied a custom-configured LOWERATORTM transfer crane to carry large loads directly into a 450-degrees-F powder coat oven, without setting the load down. The crane uses a carrier that attaches directly to a large workpiece and travels with it through the assembly...

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Walkie/rider pallet trucks withstand harsh environments

August 24, 2015

UniCarriers Americas Corp.’s Platinum RPX series walkie/rider pallet truck is designed to perform in harsh working conditions. The 5.2-HP, AC-powered truck is available in 6,000- and 8,000-lb. capacities. The RPX’s fork design features the company’s push-type linkage and tie rods to absorb...

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Combilift breaks ground on $45 million manufacturing facility

August 21, 2015

Material handling equipment manufacturer Combilift has broken ground on a new $45 million, 495,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility and global headquarters in Monaghan, Ireland. The multifunction facility will include a dedicated R&D building, testing area, and adjoining administration offices....

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Hoist Liftruck expanding to Indiana

August 20, 2015

Hoist Liftruck Mfg. Inc., a manufacturer of high-capacity material handling equipment, has announced plans to expand its manufacturing operations into Indiana, creating up to 500 new jobs by 2022. The company is purchasing a 550,000-sq.-ft. building in East Chicago, Ind., expanding a majority...

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UniCarriers Americas announces winners of 2014 Aftermarket Excellence Awards

August 19, 2015

Material handling equipment-maker UniCarriers Americas Corp., Marengo, Ill., has announced the winners of its Aftermarket Excellence Program Awards for the past fiscal year ending March 31, 2015. The awards recognize dealers who have achieved the highest standards of aftermarket service in eight...

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Bluff appoints VP of operations

August 12, 2015

Fort Worth, Texas-based Bluff Mfg., a manufacturer of material handling systems, dock and warehouse equipment, storage structures, and safety barriers, has hired Lane Moss as vice president of operations. With more than 25 years of industry experience, Moss previously worked as a plant manager...

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Mayfran Intl. names VP of sales and marketing

August 10, 2015

Mayfran Intl., a Cleveland-based manufacturer of conveying systems for a variety of industries, has appointed Frank Sraj as vice president of sales and marketing. Sraj has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing and customer relations, having worked for companies within and outside...

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