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Steering On Any Wheel

February 8, 2010 7:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kinetic Technologies, Inc. (Wickliffe, OH) introduces the ProFlow TrakSteer series of 4-wheel-steer industrial carts for towing loads up to 2,000 lbs. The steering improves tracking of carts in long trains and is helpful for cornering or maneuvering in tight aisles. The carts have a one-piece formed flat steel deck with welded stiffeners, an 11” deck height, and a quiet operation.

Get In The Flow

February 8, 2010 7:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Eaton Corporation (Cleveland, OH) has announced the availability of its new Flowline II Single Bag Filter Vessel. The vessel includes a one-piece body design to eliminate the multiple welds typically used to fabricate bag vessel bodies. The Flowline II series also feature the standard “no tools required” four-bolt cover closure, and the concave displacement cover prevents spills.

Safer Hopper Dumping

February 5, 2010 9:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Roura Material Handling (Clinton Twp., MI) has developed MHR (Mechanical Hopper Release) system, which helps to prevent a forklift operator from having to get off the lift in order to dump a self-dumping hopper. According to the company, the MHR is a new solution for safely handling bulk material and waste.

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Pick-To-Anything

February 5, 2010 9:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Real Time Solutions order fulfillment system from Intelligrated (Cincinnati, OH) has been re-launched, and now features pick-to-light, pick-to-voice, and pick-to-cart. Features of the system include: Pick-to-Light Bright lights, LED displays, and flashing indicators to provide direction to the correct pick locations and pick quantities.

All The Bubble Wrap, Minus The Fuss

January 28, 2010 9:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

The NewAir I.B. Express system from Sealed Air (Saddle Brook, NJ) is an inflatable cushioning system that quickly creates patented Barrier Bubble material that can be used for cushioning, or blocking and bracing applications. The NewAir allows operators to create cushions with widths of 12” and 24”, and includes options for film strength to accommodate a variety of applications.

Jib Cranes Get Personal

January 25, 2010 7:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Gorbel Inc. (Fishers, NY) has expanded its line of G-Force Intelligent Lifting Devices to include the new G-Jib, a redesign of an enclosed track workstation jib crane. The G-Jib utilizes an industrial processor-controlled servo drive system to deliver unmatched lifting precision and speed.

Pumps That Handle Particles

January 25, 2010 3:06 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Blackmer (Grand Rapids, MI) announces that its XLW Series of sliding vane pumps have been designed to handle liquids with suspended particles up to 250 microns and 25 percent concentrations, such as oxide primers, inks, paints, and adhesives. With hardened ductile iron materials, the XLW pumps can easily handle a variety of abrasive fluids when outfitted with O-rings, mechanical seals, relief valves, springs, and rotors.

Keep The Pilot In Control

January 19, 2010 5:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Series 4600 2-way pilot operated diaphragm solenoid valves from Spartan Scientific (Boardman, OH) are now offered with an adjustable metering handle to restrict or manually shut off media flow. In addition, the media and pilot can be separated to extend the life of the valve by keeping corrosive material out of the pilot section.

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Get In The Groove

January 18, 2010 9:15 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Victaulic (Easton, PA) announces the extension of its line of Advanced Groove System (AGS) couplings for faster and easier installation of large-diameter piping systems. Rigid and flexible couplers with AGS technology are now available in sizes up to 60” in diameter.

Tensioning, Simplified

January 15, 2010 5:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Tensioner, a ready-to-mount tension mechanism from Misumi USA (Schaumburg, IL), helps reduce design and assembly time for end users. The product comes as a fully assembled unit, complete with slotted holes and adjustment screws for easy mounting, installation, and tension control.

Forget Dull Blades And Carry-Back

January 14, 2010 6:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

ASGCO (Wheeling, IL) announces the new Skalper IV blade and E-Z Torques Tensioning System, designed to remove carry-back efficiently. The new blade design, with its horizontal sipes/wear grooves across the entire blade cleaning edge, ensures a sharp cleaning edge throughout the life of the blade.

Material Handling Gone 'Extreme'

January 14, 2010 6:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Creform Corporation (Greer, SC) has built the Extreme Size Car—which can be manufactured in virtually any size—to meet needs in large parts handling. The parts feature an elevated load platform with a solid plastic shelf surface to provide for damage-free handling of sensitive parts.

Expand Your Pump Possibilities

January 12, 2010 7:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Time Mark (Tulsa, OK) announces their new Model 42X Pump Expansion Unit, which can control up to 3 pumps with a 4-20mA input. Alarm inputs for seal failure, over-temp, contactor fail, and a spare (a second seal fail, for example) are available. Configuration for the 42X is completed via a PC through a USB cable, and the software shows current depth, pump status with run time meters, and alarm status.

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Keep Your Flow In Check

January 12, 2010 7:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new flow conditioner from Westfall Manufacturing (Bristol, RI), the Model 3000, has been designed to achieve a fully-developed velocity profile with minimal head loss (K=0.579). The Model 3000 mounts directly into a piping system and features four leading tabs and four anti-swirl plates that suppress turbulence to produce a developed velocity profile within eight diameters downstream.

Clamping With Your Jaws

January 11, 2010 8:38 am | by For more information on the Sitema Safety Catchers, being distributed AME in the U.S., visit www.ame.com . | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. (Rockford, IL) now offers Sitema Safety Catchers from Sitema GmbH, which are clamping devices that mount around shafts to support vertical loads. The catches help decelerate and stop falling loads, preventing personal injury or damage to equipment.

Long-Lasting Chain Hoists

January 11, 2010 3:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Demag DC-Pro Chain Hoist from Demag Cranes & Components (Cleveland, OH) has an extended service life of up to 1,900 hours, which results in increased time between service intervals and general overhauls. Many components are maintenance-free for up to 10 years, helping lower operating costs.

Corrosion-Resistant Tubing For Any Application

January 7, 2010 7:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Prolite polypropylene tubing from NewAge Industries (Southampton, PA) is made from a NSF-61 (National Sanitation Foundation) semi-rigid compound, and can be used in food processing, chemical lines, dispensing equipment, compressed air, and more. Features of the Prolite tubing include: Chemical and corrosion resistance, and a low moisture absorption.

Remote Control Boom Crane

January 5, 2010 9:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Air Technical Industries (ATI, Mentor, OH) announces the Reversible Boom Crane operation with wireless remote or pendant control that offers safety and flexibility in lifting, handling, and transporting heavy loads in most narrow passageways. The unit can be remotely controlled for all functions, including propulsion, speed acceleration or deceleration, steering, mast rotation, and more.

Wireless C-Tracks

January 4, 2010 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

R&M Materials Handling, Inc. (Springfield, OH) has released the NRGmaster, an alternative to C-track festoons. The NRGmaster system eliminates dangling cables and provides a sleek design, increasing hook coverage on the shop floor and decreasing common C-track festoon maintenance pitfalls.

Cable-Free Hydraulic Lifting

January 4, 2010 7:54 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Wildeck, Inc. (Waukesha, WI) introduces the new V-Lift, a hydraulically-operated, cantilever material lift that can be installed either in a shaftway or free-standing, with optional structural framing. The V-Lift is designed to meet ANSI/ASME B20.1 standards for conveyors, and features a hydraulic ram with large 2-1/2” diameter dual pistons to deliver a smooth lifting motion.

Infinitely Adjustable Conveyors

December 18, 2009 9:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dispense Works, Inc. (McHenry, IL) has introduced an RC conveyorized system to automatically filll aluminum molds with six different colors of vinyl (Plastisol). The system includes the slip roller conveyor with quick-adjust rails to accommodate pallets of different sizes.

Mechanical Boosters For Energy-Efficiency

December 14, 2009 7:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

The HV8000 mechanical booster pumps from Edwards Vacuum (Tewsbury, MA) replace steam ejectors on a chemical vapor infiltration (CVI) process, which is used in the matrix deposition process of manufacturing high-temperature materials, and using a mechanical booster can significantly lower manufacturing costs, according to the company.

Keep Your Trailers Upright

December 11, 2009 9:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

TMI ’s (Pittsburgh, PA) new EZ-Riser trailer stand is used to prevent trailers from up-ending when they are not connected to tractor trailers during loading and unloading. The EZ-Riser is a heavy-duty, ergonomically-designed stand that features a gas-activated leveling system and an automatic height adjustment.

Turbine Vibration For Cleanrooms

December 8, 2009 5:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Cleveland Vibrator Co. (Cleveland, OH) has expanded its line of acetal body (CVT-P-10 and stanless steel (CVT-S-10) miniature turbine vibrators with the new Turbomite CVT-P-22. Constructed with acetal plastic and stainless steel exterior parts with laser etching, the CVT-P-22 is ideal for cleanroom environments, and is FDA- and USDA-compliant.

Safe Lifting With Magnets

December 4, 2009 3:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

The SafeHold EPL Series Permanent Lifting Magnets from Eriez (Erie, PA) help lift and transfer steel or iron without slings, hooks, or cables, and without marring the surface. The lifting magnets require fewer operators and helpers, and when properly installed, provide greater safety than traditional material handling devices.

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