Material Handling

Device rotates loads 90 or 180 deg Upender-inverter provides a heavy-duty solution to turning large loads 90 or 180 deg.

11/01/2000


Device rotates loads 90 or 180 deg

Upender-inverter provides a heavy-duty solution to turning large loads 90 or 180 deg. Rotation is electromechanically operated, driven by a powerful gearbox for reduced speed. Circular structure rides on precision-built cam followers and roller bearings for smooth, uniform rotation. Capacities range from 2000-10,000 lb. Air Technical Industries; www.airtechnical.com

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Attachment vacuums packing peanuts

PV-2000 packaging peanut vacuum machine attaches to the exhaust port of any shop vacuum cleaner to create high-velocity transport of peanuts from cartons to a 20-cu ft polybag. Simple venturi design operates with zero back pressure, has no moving parts, and is virtually maintenance free. V. Cannelli Co. LLC; www.vcannelli.com

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Workstation adapts to changing needs

EDG platform workstation system is versatile and upgradeable. Height adjustment is motorized, hand cranked, or manually set. Design allows countless configurations without major modifications to the original workstation. Worksurface height adjusts from 25-41 in. Uprights can be attached to special horizontal channels at any point. Aero-Motive Co.; www.aeromotive.com

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Lifting device adjusts to load

G-Force intelligent lifting device is ergonomically designed for applications requiring high-cycle lifting up to 275 fpm and precise positioning of loads up to 150 lb. Loads are raised and lowered simply by holding onto the handle and moving your arm to the desired speed. A servomotor controlled by customized software and a digital servo control instantly adjusts to sudden or gradual changes to load or speed. Gorbel, Inc.; www.gorbel.com

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Over/under workstation aids productivity

Ergo Tilt Veyor eliminates waiting for forklift drivers and assembly line workers. Drivers can load and remove containers while workers have access to parts. Active container is held at a convenient height and angle. Fully self-contained, the device needs no external power. Relocating is easy, and maintenance is minimal. Topper Industrial; www.topperindustrial.com

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Conveyor belt has transverse rollers

Series 400 transverse roller top belt makes 90-deg transfers and product centering easy. Rollers are built into belt modules and positioned opposite the belt's direction of travel. Noise levels and friction between package and belt surface are greatly reduced. Purchase and maintenance costs of these sprocket-driven belts are less than for multidirectional rollers. Intralox, Inc.; www.intralox.com

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Lifting magnet operates automatically

Safehold APL Series permanent lift magnet for steel handling turns on and off automatically for increased safety and simplified operation. Magnet is turned on and off simply by lifting or lowering it with a crane, eliminating manual activation. Permanent magnets require no power supply. Units can be used in multiples on a spreader beam. Three models range in capacity from 1650-5800 lb. Eriez Magnetics; www.eriez.com

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Secure drum locker provides easy access

Enclosed Flip-Top Stations are complete with lockable, hinged lid and doors for storing and dispensing liquids securely. Lid lifts easily and is supported by heavy-duty gas cylinders. Sump volumes exceed EPA and UFC requirements. Removable floor gratings are available in steel or fiberglass. Both the two and four drum sizes are available in tall models to accommodate installed pumps. Haz-Stor; www.hazstor.com

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Corner board placer speeds palletizing

SXPA/CBA corner board placer and stretch wrapper applies all four boards simultaneously, forms boards on the load, plows top and bottom tabs around the corner boards, and stretch wraps up to 60 palletized loads per hour. The equipment works with both preformed and lay-flat corner boards. Kaufman Engineered Systems; www.kaufmanengsys.com

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Controller integrates dock components

Dok-Commander combination control panel regulates multiple devices, including dock leveler, vehicle restraint, dock door, and dock shelter. An integrated transformer eliminates the need for multiple power sources, and a single lockout/tagout power disconnect is available to ensure safety and simplify maintenance. System eliminates multiple control panels and power lines. Rite-Hite Corp.; www.ritehite.com

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Chain hoist has infinite speed control

DK variable speed chain hoist provides infinite, stepless control with shockless acceleration and deceleration of loads. Load-dependent maximum speed automatically increases up to 40% in partial load and no-load operations. Speed feedback and overload monitoring provide operating reliability. Mannesmann Dematic; www.dematic-us.com

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Wheel chock encourages use and improves safety

Handy Chock wheel chock combines a lightweight, heavy-duty aluminum chock with a brightly colored steel handle and easy-to-grasp hand grip. Device eliminates the need for users to bend to road level for chock placement, encouraging their use and, thus, compliance with OSHA regulations. DL Mfg.; www.dlmanufacturing.com

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Drum storage device designed for convenience

Two-drum roll-top hardcover allows protective containment of drums with pumps or funnels in place. Polyethylene construction provides weather and corrosion resistance, and 66-gal. sump complies with OSHA requirements for hazardous waste containment. Roll top opens from waste level. Weight capacity is 4500 lb, and entire unit can be moved by forklift, even when fully loaded. New Pig Corp; www.newpig.com

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Positioning unit is self-contained

Power pivot positioner has a stationary cylinder and housing to eliminate flexible air supply services. Machined steel housing can be mounted on any of its four sides for complete positioning flexibility. Sealed, lubed-for-life ball and roller bearings plus straight-line cylinder motions ensure minimal seal wear. DE-STA-CO Automotive and Industrial Automation Group; www.destaco.com

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End effector withstands twisting and bending

BodyBuilder end effector system for robot applications features an octagonal boom structure, breakaway joints with modular gripper components, CMM registration capability, crash recovery feature, and integral air porting. Booms are available in 30, 60, and 90-mm sizes. Transition brackets align easily using special T-nuts. DE-STA-CO EOA Systems; www.destaco.com

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Remote controller takes a beating

MK handheld radio remote-control unit boasts an aluminum housing with life-time warranty and epoxy-coated keys for durability. Rubber end caps provide shock protection of interior components. Color-coded "i-Key" stores all programming information, so the number of spares needed is reduced. Operating time is up to 150 hr and range exceeds 500 ft. Cattron, Inc.; www.cattron.com

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