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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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