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Order Fulfillment Automation

May 10, 2013 11:22 am | by Intelligrated® | Product Releases | Comments

GoKarts are ideal entry-level automated order fulfillment solutions that can be scaled to meet growing order volumes, explains the company.

The Roll Raptor™

May 3, 2013 5:01 pm | by SPS Ideal Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

The Roll Raptor™ is the company’s latest design for the roll film industry to replace the wooden pallet/end board method of smaller roll handling.

Support Arm System

May 3, 2013 4:48 pm | by Rittal | Product Releases | Comments

With the 60/120/180 Support Arm System, monitoring units, controls, and specialized devices can be mounted and precisely positioned via an easily adjusted 3-pendant support arm system that can handle loads from 135 to 405 pounds.


Lift Truck Navigation Technology

May 3, 2013 4:43 pm | by Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Three available lift truck navigation technologies today—manual, fully-automated, and hybrid—require key issues for managers to consider when evaluating these systems for their application.

High Speed Pick & Pack Robot

April 26, 2013 4:48 pm | by QComp Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

This fast and flexible system is designed to minimize labor-intensive picking and packing tasks and handle the newest package designs, such as stand up pouches.

Pallet Stretch Wrappers

April 26, 2013 4:44 pm | by Phoenix | Product Releases | Comments

From five loads per day to 100 loads per hour, all Phoenix is focused on building a rugged line of pallet stretch wrapper equipment.

Utility Catcher™

April 19, 2013 3:32 pm | by Glove Guard | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Now available with a keyhole, the Utility Catcher™ clip can be hung on a wall in addition to being hung off a belt or slid on a grid-wall.

The New Standard For Heavy Lifting

April 17, 2013 5:20 pm | by Wildeck, Inc. | Videos | Comments

At ProMat 2013, Wildeck introduced the 4XLift™, "the new standard for heavy lifting." The heavy-duty four-post 4XLift includes, as standard, Wildeck's patented AutoSenz® D-Series Overload Detection System that continuously monitors motor current and stops the lift in its tracks should a jam occur.


Parker Tracking System®

April 12, 2013 3:24 pm | by Parker Hannifin | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Durable barcode labels attached to hose assemblies and related products have made identifying and acquiring products faster, easier, and more accurate than ever before, says the company.

Quick Ship

April 12, 2013 3:05 pm | by Tranter | Product Releases | Comments

Customers will now be able to order from a wider selection of plate heat exchangers and have their new unit shipped from the Texas facility within three days.

CLX Electric Chain Hoist

April 5, 2013 12:09 pm | by Konecranes | Product Releases | Comments

The new CLX Electric Chain Hoist is targeted for manufacturing applications where high-speed load transfers and precise assembly work are required.

Portable, Electric Lifts

April 5, 2013 12:03 pm | by Presto Lifts Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

These battery-powered tables roll smoothly on any surface, even carpet, yet can be stabilized safely with a foot-operated floor lock, the company says.

Tradesman Pro™ Organizers

March 29, 2013 1:19 pm | by Klein Tools | Product Releases | Comments

The Tradesman Pro™ Organizer Rolling Tool Bag (Cat. No. 55452RTB) features rugged 6-inch wheels that can easily handle rough terrain. This bag is load tested up to 200 pounds (100 inside and 100 pounds stacked on top).


Palmer Bulk Transfer

March 29, 2013 1:10 pm | by Palmer Manufacturing & Supply, Inc. | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The Palmer BTS consists of: storage tanks located in a fireproof room or logical location, pumping system for correct capacity and compatibility, small day tanks for each liquid located at the point of usage, and a properly designed PLC based control system.

X65 Conveyor

March 22, 2013 4:56 pm | by FlexLink | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The X65 conveyor is designed for low friction, low power consumption, and a long service life.

Rotary Cabinet Storage

March 18, 2013 4:18 pm | by Spacesaver Industrial | Product Releases | Comments

Unlike traditional shelving or cabinets, rotary storage provides back-to-back storage compartments that rotate for easy access, the company explains.

Industrial Carts

March 13, 2013 5:29 pm | by Jesco Industries | Product Releases | Comments

Jesco Industries manufactures a variety of industrial carts, shelf trucks, and material handling trucks to fit most applications, says the company.

ProMat 2013 Serves As Launch Pad For Material Handling Products

March 13, 2013 4:37 pm | Articles | Comments

Thousands of material handling technology enthusiasts braved a frigid Chicago winter in order to attend MHIA’s biennial ProMat expo this past January – enough, in fact, to cause a record number on the show floor Tuesday, as well as a record number of attendees to Tuesday’s keynote by Steve Forbes.

Hydraulic Floor-Level Lifts

March 11, 2013 12:53 pm | by Presto Lifts Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ergonomic XZ Series hydraulic floor-level lifts can handle loads of up to 6,000 pounds and can be loaded/unloaded with an ordinary hand pallet truck, according to the company.

Grade 100 Sling Chain

February 20, 2013 2:14 pm | by Harrington Hoists, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Harrington Grade 100 Sling Chain is durable, flexible and will tolerate a wide range of temperatures, the company says.

RBC Reversible Boom Crane

February 20, 2013 2:11 pm | by Air Technical Industries | Product Releases | Comments

The new Compact RBC Reversible Boom Crane, with many versatile, useful, and unique features a shorter base for operation in crowded environments and a telescopic mast for lifting and lowering the boom in a horizontal position without changing the angle of the boom.


February 14, 2013 4:33 pm | by Southworth Products Corp | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Stack-n-Go™ fully powered compact stackers are multi-purpose machines designed for transporting loads on pallets and stacking loads up to 7½ feet high.

Workstation With Conveyor Solutions

February 14, 2013 4:28 pm | by Lista International Corporation | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Arlink 8000 workstations are available with a supplied conveyor system or is easily integrated with an existing conveyor for cost-effective, high-efficiency workflow management.

Self-Dumping Hopper

February 14, 2013 4:25 pm | by Jesco Industries | Product Releases | Comments

The open sided self-dumping hopper specialty units that can handle loads up to 6,000 pounds of any length material, says the company.

Smart Mobile Stations

February 8, 2013 3:05 pm | by IAC Industries | Product Releases | Comments

Smart Mobile Stations are a new series of mobile utility carts that enable users to take computers, printers, scanners, files, tools, and other equipment anywhere there are tasks to be accomplished.

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