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Assembly Lifters

October 20, 2011 7:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Environmentally Friendly Bins

October 20, 2011 7:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

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 Bulk Box

October 12, 2011 6:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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30,000-Pound Capacity Grip

October 10, 2011 7:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Digital Counting Scale

September 27, 2011 6:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Pressure, Leak Detector

September 27, 2011 6:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Magnum Bin Transport Trucks

September 26, 2011 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Pound Class Platform Truck

September 13, 2011 11:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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Wire Mesh Decking & Shelving

September 7, 2011 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Custom Shelving Systems

August 25, 2011 10:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Micro C-Series Eccentric Disc Pumps

August 19, 2011 7:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

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 Truck Oven

August 18, 2011 12:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

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.

P-433 Ship Shape Bulk Container

August 18, 2011 10:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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Expanded Line Of Fuji XP SMT Nozzles

August 18, 2011 10:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Witte Vibrating Packer

August 17, 2011 12:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

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.

ORBIS Double-Deck Recycled Plastic Pallets

August 2, 2011 11:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

C&H Distributors (Milwaukee, WI) have added to their recycled product line and now offer a variety of ORBIS reusable plastic pallets made from 100 percent recycled material. The ORBIS Double-Deck Plastic Pallet permits greater stability and support of heavy loads. 100 percent recyclable structural foam construction means pallets will not absorb moisture and are easy to clean and repair.

V-Lift Hydraulic Material Lift

August 1, 2011 12:13 pm | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Wildeck (Waukesha, WI) has released the new V-Lift Hydraulic Material Lift, a hydraulically operated, cantilever material lift that can be installed in a shaftway or free-standing with optional structural framing. The lift is designed to meet ANSI/ASME B20.1 “Safety Standard for Conveyors.

Heavy-Duty Electric Walkie Straddle Stacker

August 1, 2011 12:12 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks (Houston, TX) has added a new 3,000-3,500 pound capacity Heavy-Duty Electric Walkie Straddle Stacker to its North American product line. The new PWT15 and PWT18 walkie stacker models feature an AC-powered drive motor and electric power steering option. Additional features extend the battery life and increase efficiency: the stacker can be powered-up with a key or optional keyless access pad and the stacker will automatically shut down after a set period of inactivity.

Melmor's New Pallet Jack Lines

July 27, 2011 7:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Melmor Associates Inc. (Niles, OH) has added new pallet jack product lines. Features of the new pallet jacks include a capacity of 5,500 pounds, a hydraulic pump/overload release valve, fingertip level controls, and reinforced triple formed steel forks. The pallet jacks come with raise/neutral/lower positions and a height range of 2-7/8 inches lowered to 7-3/4 inches raised.

Extra Large Bin Rackbin Series

July 27, 2011 7:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

New Toyota Integrated Scale For Lift Trucks

July 25, 2011 10:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (Irvine, CA) has launched the new Toyota integrated scale, now available on 4,000-5,000 lb. Toyota internal combustion, cushion tire lift truck models through the company’s authorized network of dealers. The new scale, ideal for freight handlers, warehouses, and general shipping and receiving docks allows for simultaneous weighing and transportation of loads for increased efficiency and reduced logistic expenses.

New Line Of Sprinter 88 Color Code-Marking Machines

July 25, 2011 10:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sprinter Marking (Zanesville, OH) has announced a new product line of band head ink code-marking machines. The Sprinter Model 88 Six Band model has six bands; each band is capable of applying one unique character in up to six positions on one line. The Sprinter Model 88 Date Code Band can apply a date code (month, day, year) by using four separate adjustable bands.

3200 Series iDrive Belt Conveyor

July 19, 2011 11:43 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The 3200 Series iDrive belt conveyor from Dorner (Hartland, WI) offers increased weight capacity and indexing capabilities. The iDrive series integrates the motor, gearbox, and motor controller all within the frame of the conveyor for a space-saving design. Designed for heavy-duty industrial and packaging applications, the 3200’s frame and motor can carry more weight (up to 120 lbs), operate at faster speeds (up to 171 FPM), and is available in larger sizes.

Dynorbital Silver Supreme Random Orbital Sander

July 18, 2011 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Dynorbital Silver Supreme Random Orbital Sander from Dynabrade (Clarence, New York) is an American-made, air-powered sander designed for high production areas. Ideal for flat and horizontal sanding, the Dynorbital Silver Supreme can be used on wood, metal, composites, plastic, fiberglass, and various other materials.

CribMaster Weigh Station

July 14, 2011 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

CribMaster (Marieta, GA) has announced the CribMaster Weigh Station, a passive issue device that allows for simplified dispensing of bulk-issue items and high-use consumable inventory through the use of computerized scales and bin technology. After the user identifies him/herself on the touch-screen and has taken the needed supplies, the Weigh Station’s will immediately count when an item has been removed or returned.

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