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Robotic Palletizing For Food Manufacturers

February 16, 2012 4:41 pm | by Terry Zarnowski, Sales & Marketing Director, Schneider Packaging Equipment | Articles | Comments

Robotic palletizing is an effective way for food manufacturers to ensure proper palletization when preparing pallets of varying shapes and sizes.

E24 Conveyor

February 10, 2012 11:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

E24 delivers a powerful, long-lasting, low voltage means for product transportation.

Electric Chain Hoist

February 8, 2012 1:03 pm | Product Releases | Comments

With a capacity range of 1/8 to 3 tons and a wide range of speeds, the Lodestar has the versatility to meet any challenge.

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Manually Guided Vehicle

February 6, 2012 5:30 pm | Product Releases | Comments

 The MGV can move approximately 2,000 pounds while providing total flexibility in carrier movement.

Super Power Pusher

January 31, 2012 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

NuStar, Inc. (Shakopee, MN) has introduced the Super Power Pusher® pedestrian-operated, battery-powered pusher. It can push, pull, and maneuver virtually any heavy industrial load on wheels and uses its own modular range of attachments for handling rolling loads up to 150,000 pounds, or those with high rolling resistance.

Extra Large Rackbins

January 27, 2012 11:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Quantum Storage Systems (North Miami Beach, FL) has announced its new Rackbin™ series of extra large 42-inch length bins designed specifically to fit 42-inch deep pallet rack and store larger items. Their stackable design makes the most efficient use of space, by filling the pallet rack bay completely from side to side and front to back.

Contractor Lift

January 27, 2012 10:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sumner Manufacturing (Houston, TX) has introduced the compact 2416 Contractor Lift for mechanical contractors to quickly and easily move loads of 450 pounds up to 17 feet vertically with forks reversed. The 2416 extends upon Sumner’s popular 2412 Contractor Lift, but adds an extra mast and stabilizer legs, enabling users to lift more weight higher.

DELUMPER Crusher

January 18, 2012 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ultra compact DELUMPER® 1065N by Franklin Miller Inc. (Livingston, NJ) is a crusher specially designed to handle compressed products, silver, and other agglomerates, minerals, plastics, and more. This unique unit has a special hardened alloy one piece cutting drum fitted with over 200 tapered teeth.

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DataMan 300

January 11, 2012 6:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

The DataMan 300 from Cognex Corporation (Natick, MA) is designed to handle the most difficult ID code-reading applications on even the highest speed lines. These new readers increase barcode read rates and speed with a new 1DMax+ algorithm, which incorporates groundbreaking new “Hotbars” technology.

AirPickers, Grippers

January 11, 2012 6:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

AirPickers and AirGrippers from Air Springs (Meadowbank, Sydney) are precision-engineered rubber product handling devices, the bladders of which inflate gently and evenly to manipulate delicate products or containers. The system is able to handle loads from as light as 50 grams to as heavy as 20 kilograms or more.

Heavy-Duty Mobile Carts

January 5, 2012 6:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lista International Corporation (Holliston, MA) has announced the availability of its Technician Series mobile carts—a heavy-duty, lightweight transport option. These carts offer versatile mobility with secure storage, allowing for simple transport of tools and parts. The cart has 2-inch deep pan shelves, which are covered with a ribbed rubber mat.

Skid Steer Pallet Fork

January 4, 2012 6:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Worksaver, Inc. (Litchfield, IL) is adding the SSPF-3748 Skid Steer Pallet Fork into its active product line. Ideal for handling pallets of bricks or boxes, this pallet fork features a one piece backstop with class II forks rated at 4,000 pounds (for the pair). The SSPF-3748 features an all welded design and can also fit tractor loaders that use skid steer attaching systems.

Heat Shrink Resource

December 21, 2011 9:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Even on difficult applications, such as copper coils, using Parker Texloc (Ft. Worth, TX) as an outsource resource for custom applying of heat shrinkable tubing eliminates kinking and wrinkles, and ensures consistency every time. Outsourcing reduces scrap and allows clients to use the product immediately upon receipt without using additional warehouse space for carrying inventory.

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Low Profile Portable Hopper

December 21, 2011 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

With its low profile, the portable hopper from Jesco Industries, Inc. (Litchfield, MI) is ideal for placement under machinery for catching shavings, steel slugs, or holding small parts. The push handle and 4-inch x 2-inch polyurethane casters allow for easy maneuvering. This unit dumps a full 90 degrees for full and complete content removal and a safety chain is used underneath the unit to secure the bucket to the base.

GO6 Forklift Truck

December 15, 2011 5:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nissan Forklift Corporation (Marengo, IL) has introduced the GO6 Series to its Platinum line. The Platinum family’s newest member has a large lifting capacity coupled with a fuel-efficient diesel engine. The heavyweight pneumatic tire GO6 Series forklift truck features a powerful diesel engine, allowing it to lift loads of up to 17,500 pounds at heights of up to 26 feet.

Ergonomic Vacuum Lifter

December 14, 2011 7:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

A hoist operated ergonomic vacuum lifter that handles awkward loads is available from Anver Corporation (Hudson, MA). The VFPL4 Assembly Lifter is a below-the-hook vacuum lifter that provides low headroom and can be equipped with a variety of quick-release bolt-on suction pad attachments for lifting loads up to 2,000 pounds, depending upon configuration.

Semi-Electric Pallet Trucks

December 12, 2011 5:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mobile Industries (Mississauga Ontario, Canada) has announced a new addition to its line of ergonomic semi-electric pallet trucks. The ESET33 can handle loads up to 3300 pounds and makes moving pallets and skids easy with its electric battery powered drive system for forward and reverse operation.

Electric Wire Rope Hoists

December 7, 2011 5:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Harrington Hoists, Inc. (Manheim, PA) has launched a new line of Electric Wire Rope Hoists, the RHN Series. These hoists are offered in two configurations, the Deck/Base Mounted hoist in 2–20 metric tons and the Ultra-Low Headroom trolley hoist in 2–15 metric tons. Both versions are dual speed.

Electromagnetic Vibratory Feeder

November 28, 2011 7:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Eriez (Erie, PA) has introduced the new HS-8 Electromagnetic Vibratory Feeder with quick stop and high conveying speed capabilities for improved efficiency in packaging, weighing, batching, and bagging operations. E-Z Tune technology enables customers who build their own trays to significantly reduce the time spent tuning feeders.

Parflex CNG Hose

November 16, 2011 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Parflex CNG Hose, from Parker Hannifin (Ravenna, OH), is an electrically conductive hose used to dispense or transfer compressed natural gas. CNG hose is used in gas dispensing applications such as fleet and commercial vehicle refueling stations and CNG gas lines for trucks and buses. This hose is offered in a CSA certified single-line assembly or as a packaged solution with multiple hoses bonded into a compact, easy-to-install assembly.

New AkroDrawers

November 10, 2011 4:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Akro-Mils (Akron, OH) has introduced four new drawer sizes, plus accessories and packages, for its AkroDrawers family of products. Available in 12-, 18-, and 24-inch lengths, AkroDrawers keep supplies and parts secure, dust-free, and organized. The AkroDrawers line features nine sizes and five colors: red, yellow, gray, blue, and clear.

Superior Strenth Fuel Tanks

November 7, 2011 10:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new fuel tank from Meese Orbitron Dunne Co. (Ashtabula, OH) features a proprietary design with two layers of polyethylene separated by a barrier layer of ethylene vinyl alcohol. The new fuel tank replaces cumbersome, five- and seven-layer plastic fuel tanks with a streamlined design that effectively complies with the regulations, yet can be manufactured more quickly and at reduced cost.

CM Man Guard Electric Chain Hoist

November 7, 2011 10:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Columbus McKinnon Corporation (Amherst, NY) now offers the newly designed CM Man Guard Electric Chain Hoist in capacities from 1/4 to 3 tons. The core of the Man Guard is the overload clutch and heavy duty rating, but the hoist boasts numerous features that set it apart from other hoists in this category.

Akro-Grid Containers

November 4, 2011 6:27 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Akro-Mils (Akron, OH) has announced the expansion of its Akro-Grid series with the new 33223 model container. Now available in nine sizes and three colors, the Akro-Grid line of versatile work-in-process transfer containers is designed with a divider system that allows subdivision of the containers down to a 1-1/8 inch square compartment size.

Recycled Black Cabinets

November 2, 2011 7:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Akro-Mils (Akron, OH) has introduced new 100 percent recycled black cabinet frames for its line of plastic storage cabinets. Available in five sizes and featuring a variety of drawer configurations, the cabinets are ideal for use in industrial, home, garage, and office settings. These strong, versatile storage cabinets are the ideal solution for organizing and protecting loose items.

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