Materials Handling Products

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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Lifting magnets move steel without slings, hooks

May 19, 2013

Eriez® offers lifting magnets in permanent and electro designs for a variety of applications. They lift and move steel without direct attachment by slings, hooks, or cables. SafeHold® permanent lift magnets are suitable for carrying semifinished products such as machined parts, castings, press...

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Robotic pallet wrapper accommodates loads to 93 in. high

May 19, 2013

ITW Muller has introduced its GW-4100 robotic pallet wrapper. Reaching speeds of 37 loads/hr., its standard telescoping mast accommodates load heights up to 93 in. The built-in film cutter cuts film at completion of wrap cycles and helps minimize the risk of operator injury. Designed for use with...

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Vacuum cups withstand hot forming temps -

Vacuum cups withstand hot forming temps

May 9, 2013

Bilsing Automation North America has introduced the WF2 series black vacuum cups, designed to withstand the high-temperature environment of hot forming. The new silicone-free cups, made of FPM, can withstand temperatures up to 482 degrees F with a medium-hard material ranking of 70 Shore A. The...

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Battery-powered scissor lift places loads at convenient height -

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 -

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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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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Electric forklift handles heavy loads without heavy emissions -

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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Manual palletizer keeps load at ergonomic position -

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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Lifting magnets handle flat, round materials -

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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Wheels roll smoothly with loads up to 7,200 lbs. -

Wheels roll smoothly with loads up to 7,200 lbs.

January 22, 2013

New Ultralast™ wheels from Hamilton Caster are built to handle heavy loads with continuous, high-speed use. The industrial wheels are made from new polyurethane materials that minimize heat buildup, enabling them to roll smoothly and easily with loads up to 7,200 lbs. The wheels are...

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Leveling technology available for light-gauge materials

January 16, 2013

Herr-Voss Stamco has expanded its ELT™ Enhanced Leveling Technology delivery system capability to include lighter gauges for the stay-flat material requirements of the laser cutting and fabrication markets. The light-gauge delivery system accommodates materials from 0.250 to 0.060 in. thick. The...

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Vacuum lifter-tilter loads strip metal coil onto mandrel -

Vacuum lifter-tilter loads strip metal coil onto mandrel

January 15, 2013

Anver Corp. has introduced the AT series vacuum lifter-tilter. The compact unit lets an operator pick up a thin-strip metal coil from the top surface, keeping the center hole unobstructed, and then manipulate and load it onto a mandrel. Featuring fully adjustable and lockable power tilting...

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Conveyor drive features compact design

January 9, 2013

The new 2200 series Mid Drive belt conveyor platform from Dorner Mfg. frees up the motor and mounts from both ends of the conveyor, creating additional available space for operator and machine interfaces. The compact, three-roller design is 40 percent smaller than tensioned-center drives, opening...

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Compact positioner handles pieces more than 1,100 lbs.

December 19, 2012

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome offers the LD-600R, a compact tilt/turn positioner that can handle pieces weighing more than 1,100 lbs., 6 in. off the table. It features a standard footswitch and pendant controls, as well as a protractor dial indicator. The compact size and square footprint design allow...

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