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New Stretch Wrap Delivery System

July 5, 2011 9:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lantech (Louisville, KY) introduces metered film delivery, a new way to dispense stretch film as it’s applied to the load during the wrapping process. The new dispensing system is capable of delivering and managing containment force, the pressure applied to the load by the layers of stretch film.

New Moyno Mag Drive 500 Series Pumps

July 1, 2011 8:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

New Moyno, Inc. (Springfield, OH) Mag Drive 500 Series pumps are the first cavity wobble stator pumps to offer magnetic drives. The sealless, magnetic drive design provides zero leakage. The pumps can handle toxic, caustic, flammable, and explosive liquids. Features include the lack of mechanical seals, a low-shear and pulsation-fee pumping action, and flow rates from 0.

New DeWALT Discs Last Twice As Long

July 1, 2011 8:56 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

DeWALT (Baltimore, MD) presents its new wearable backing flap discs, ideal for a variety of applications, including weld blending, material removal, and welding preparation. The discs have a new wearable backing that automatically wears away at the same rate as the cloth, allowing full use of the cloth for less waste.

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Tough Casters For High Speeds

June 23, 2011 11:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new Enhanced Heavy Service (EHS) Caster Series from Hamilton Caster (Hamilton, OH) is a towable caster that is well-suited for in-plant trailers, tow carts, and AGV systems. The new series uses the company’s new HPI Swivel Technology with 6” x 2” and 8” x 2” wheel sizes.

Tougher Butterfly Valves

June 23, 2011 6:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Matco-Norca (Brewster, NY) is now offering a range of rugged B5 and B6 Series Butterfly Valves for use in applications involving chemical, pulp and paper, and other mediums. The B5 Series are available in wafer and lug style in 200 PSI, 2”-12”; and 150 PSI, 14”-36” sizes.

Learn All About Unit Handling Conveyors

June 10, 2011 6:27 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (Naples, FL) has developed the CEMA Application Guide for Unit Handling Conveyors , a book that is meant to be a resource for experienced and novice engineers to learn about the design, application, and maintenance of the most widely used types of unit handling conveying equipment.

Grip Difficult Products

June 10, 2011 6:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

SAS Automation (Xenia, OH) has introduced the complete size range of PIAB Dual Durometer vacuum cups for handling difficult-to-grip parts. The cups are ideal for uneven surfaces, porous surfaces (such as corrugated cardboard and paper), and rough surfaces. According to the company, they are made with a specially-developed material that features the elasticity of rubber and the wear resistance of polyurethane.

Simpler Pumps Are Better

June 6, 2011 6:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pump Solutions Group (PSG; Grand Terrace, CA) has announced its acquisition of the EnviroGear product line, which includes the EnviroGear mag-drive internal gear pump, gear pump base plate assemblies, and a line of pump and motor protection. The EnviroGear pump is designed to eliminate operational concerns found in seal-less gear pumps.

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Greener Magnetic Systems

June 2, 2011 7:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Eriez (Erie, PA) has developed an eco-certification designation for a variety of its magnetic separation products, including the entire line of Plate and Grate Magnets and Liquid Line Traps. These products are manufactured with energy-saving features, including the use of energy-free permanent magnets, and, according to the company, the products have a positive impact on recycling processes and the recycling industry.

High-Pressure Pumping

May 31, 2011 7:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Harvard Apparatus (Holliston, MA) has released the new PHD ULTRA 4400 Syringe Pump for demanding high-pressure applications, with high accuracy and smooth flow from 3.06 pl/min to 215.8 ml/min. According to the company, the pump delivers more than 200 pounds of linear pumping force, and has an easy-to-use touchscreen, color LCD, and icon interface.

A Better Caster

May 26, 2011 5:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Revvo Caster Company, Inc. (West Seneca, NY) has announced two new Towcaster swivel caster sets for moving ISO freight containers quickly without expensive equipment, such as cranes, gantries, or side-loading forks. The Towcasters are now available as a set of four swivel casters for optimum mobility.

Easy-Upgrade Valves

May 26, 2011 5:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hayward Flow Control (Clemmons, NC) has developed the new large-diameter TB Series True Union Ball Valve, which incorporates an actuation mounting pad, per ISO 5211, and an integral panel mount foot pad. Sizes range from 2-1/2” to 6”, and materials include PVC and CPVC. Additional features include: A pressure rating of 235 psi non-shock and a full-port design.

A More 'Friendly' Lift

May 20, 2011 8:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

The pneumatically-powered Famatec Friendly ergonomic manipulator from Haeco (Loveland, OH) allows an operator to effortlessly suspend, rotate, tilt, and transfer a product weighing up to 880 pounds. When equipped with the end-of-arm tooling, it can be used to manipulate, transfer, or install various products, such as pallets, wheels, small engines, wood, glass plate, and more with a working radius of 20 feet.

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Sanitation-Approved Hoses

May 20, 2011 8:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

NewAge Industries (Southampton, PA) is now offering the Nylobrade braid-reinforced PVC hose, which is now certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) for Standards 51 and 61. According to the company, Nylobrade is an appropriate choice for applications involving water at temperatures up to 140°F and food process applications.

Classic Vacuum Pumps Get Better

May 19, 2011 7:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

The piCLASSIC vacuum pump series, from Piab (Hingham, MA), is based on COAX technology and is suitable for a wide range of applications with large capacities. According to the company, it has an initial high amount of flow, which means there is no need for expensive vacuum tanks and valves, and by using compressed air, it is easy to turn on and off, saving energy.

Deliver In Tighter Aisles

May 19, 2011 7:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kinetic Technologies, Inc. (Wickliffe, OH) has released a new custom-designed rotational pick and delivery cart. The 43” wide by 52” long cart is usable in narrow aisle, elevated pick operations and for tight in-plant delivery locations. They feature a four-shelf design with 1,500 pounds of total capacity.

Put Material Handling Overhead

May 17, 2011 6:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

The overhead bridge crane kits from Demag (Cleveland, OH) are a quick and cost-effective solution for installing overhead cranes in the 3-, 5-, and 10-ton capacity range. According to the company, the kits are plug-and-play, require no electrical work, and include everything needed for installation, save for box girders or steel beams.

Handle Combustible Bulk Solids

May 16, 2011 6:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Bulk Equipment, Inc. (NBE; Holland, MI) is offering its bulk bag unloader system, which is designed for use in highly contaminant-sensitive process areas that handle bulk materials known to generate combustible dusts. The 9.525mm polycarbonate encasement surrounds the unloader to prevent dusts from becoming airborne and entering the work zone during bag conditioning.

Safe And Ergonomic Lift Tables

May 6, 2011 10:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Unidex, Inc. (Warsaw, NY) has designed a mobile workstation designed for safe, ergonomic lifting, positioning, load transfer, assembly, manufacturing, and maintenance operations. The PHQL mobile lift table has a 500-pound load capacity and features a 24” by 24” platform table time.

More Ergonomic Vacuum Lifting

May 5, 2011 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

An updated VT Series ergonomic vacuum lifter from Anver Corp. (Hudson, MA) has a stronger and more secure handlebar, plus a proprietary lifting tube and tube attachment system. The Anver VT Tube Lifter features a handlebar that secures at six points (front, center, and rear) for rigidity, and is fully adjustable to let operators tailor it to their own requirements.

Forklifts Get Articulate

May 2, 2011 7:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Combilift (Greensboro, NC) has introduced new designs and a new 33E model in the Aisle-Master range of articulated forklifts. By replacing a combination of reach and counterbalance trucks with a very narrow aisle operating Aisle-Master, storage capacity can be doubled, according to the company.

Get A New Pump, Without The Hassle

April 25, 2011 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Grundfos Pumps (Olathe, KS) has released the CR(N)-H and CRNE-H stainless steel horizontal end suction pumps, which were designed to be used in a variety of applications, including washing and cleaning, paper industries, and more. According to the company, the CR(N)-H can bolt directly to the piping and pump case footprint of a traditional ANSI pump.

Fault-Free Wire Dispensing

April 21, 2011 6:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lincoln Electric (Cleveland, OH) has introduced a new Stem and Wood Reel Dispensing System, which was designed for larger wire sizes from 1/16” to 3/16” in diameter. The system allows for accurate wire placement when using large diameter wire, and is compatible with up to 2,200-pound bulk stems.

Take Control Of Your Pallets

April 19, 2011 6:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Columbia Machines (Vancouver, WA) has further developed the Load Transfer Station (LTS) product line to include a Pallet Cart (LTS-C), which allows the fork truck driver to place the “go to” pallet onto a pallet cart allowing the process to complete automatically. The LTS-C is capable of transferring products that are packaged in cases, barrels, drums, bags, and pails from one pallet type to another.

Centrifugal Pumps For Intense Environments

April 11, 2011 9:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

The System One centrifugal pumps from Blackmer (Grand Rapids, MI) are designed for high-volume, severe-duty applications. The System One has a stiffer heavy-duty shaft and larger bearings, which means that operators can expect improved mean time between failures for reduced maintenance costs.

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