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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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-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.
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.
The VM-Series Assembly Lifter from Anver Corporation (Hudson, MA) is a hoist-based, vacuum powered unit that features a custom pick-up suction pad for lifting compact metallic loads and provides a manual tilt mechanism for pick-and-place applications. Suitable for assembly operations and feeding machining centers, this lifter- tilter eliminates metal-to-metal contact and the problem of magnetization.
Quantum Storage Systems (Miami, FL) now provides the industry’s largest selection of environmentally friendly bins, manufactured from recycled, 100 percent post consumer, high-density polypropylene. The bins are available in many sizes and styles, and have all the features of Quantum’s standard bins, at a more economical price.
Buckhorn Inc. (Milford, OH) has introduced a 48 inch x 45 inch bulk box, the BN 4845. It features sturdy, structural foam panels and drop down doors with a strong, injection-molded, two-piece welded base. Perfect for the manufacturing and automotive industries, the new bulk box is available in 25 inch or 34 inch heights.
Bushman AvonTec (Milwaukee, WI) has introduced a 30,000-pound capacity gripping tong grab to handle work rolls in a steel mill. The tong includes chock stabilizers that keep the top-heavy chocks on the ends of the roll from flipping over. Operation is all mechanical and utilizes an automatic latching device.
A battery operated electronic counting scale that provides pre-sets for common operations, a sealed keypad, and an LCD display is available from Alliance Scale, Inc. (Canton, MA). The Alliance/Ohaus EC Series Digital Counting Scale features a sealed keypad and three-window backlit LCD that displays weight, APW, and count.
The filtec Pressure/ Leak Detector from filtec (Torrance, CA) inspects bottles for low pressure caused by misplaced caps, stress cracks, and other defects in PET and HDPE containers. The detector uses a beltless system, so there’s no squeezing of the bottles to detect improper pressure—eliminating the possibility of product spillage from defective bottles and the resulting belt contamination.
Quantum Storage Systems (North Miami Beach, FL) has announced its new line of Magnum Bin Transport Trucks, constructed of heavy-duty, all-welded angle frame. Each truck features twin tubular handles with smooth radius bend for extra comfort plus four bolt-on urethane casters (2 swivel and 2 rigid) for easy replacement and tracking.
Hamilton Caster (Hamilton, OH) has re-introduced its popular model PB1108 2000 pound class platform truck; better running gear has been added to improve the truck’s “rollability.” Using 8 inch x 2 inch premium moldon rubber tired wheels with ball bearings reduces the required starting forces, and reduces operator fatigue and the related risk of injury.
Melmor Associated Inc. (Niles, OH) has added new wire mesh decking and wire shelving products to its product line. The new wire mesh products are available in step, flared, or inverted channels, with a powder coat finish option plus different sizes, patterns, and capacities. The wire mesh decking and shelving products feature clip-on installation and base mounted or hanging styles.
Quantum Storage Systems (North Miami Beach, FL) provides custom shelving systems configured to meet your specific needs. Offered with either wire or steel shelving, bins are manufactured in the U.S. and are available in a variety of colors, sizes, and styles. The heavy-duty polypropylene bin construction ensures years of usage.
Mouvex (Auxerre, France) has announced that its Micro C-Series Eccentric Disc Pumps have been designed to meet the requirements of various continuous dosing applications within the food processing industry. These pumps are constructed with a seal-less design that allows the pumps to provide leak-free operation without the need for magnetic couplings or mechanical seals.
No. 911 from The Grieve Corporation (Round Lake, IL) is an electrically-heated, 500°F truck oven. With 30KW Nichrome wire tubular heating elements and a 2 HP recirculating blower, No. 911 features motorized dampers on the fresh air intake and exhaust for accelerated cooling. The truck oven also has an aluminized steel exterior, 4 inch thick insulated walls, and Type 304, 2B finish stainless steel interior with continuously backwelded seam construction.
The P-433 Ship Shape bulk container from Meese Orbitron Dunne Co. (Ashtabula, OH) features an optional, built-in, clear plastic card holder set on its front panel to store and display Kanban cards or other documentation for easy integration in material handling and logistics systems implementing Lean Enterprise concepts.
Count On Tools, Inc. (Gainesville, GA) now offers an expanded selection of Fuji XP SMT nozzles. The new nozzle designs enable highly accurate, repeatable, optimized chip placement. The new nozzles are available in both standard and special nozzle designs for odd-form components, such as LEDs, switches, and connectors.
The Witte vibrating packer from The Witte Co. (Washington, NJ) gently vibrates flexible bulk bags, intermediate bulk containers, and other bulk shipping containers to increase their bulk density for improved efficiency in packaging operations. Applying linear vibration from underneath the bulk container, the packer creates a fluidizing action that removes air from in between the particles while protecting particle integrity, shape, and size.