Material Handling

01/15/2003


Heavy load roller

Tri-Glide three-point heavy load moving system creates a stable, secure platform to safely move heavy, cumbersome equipment. Steerable front swivel unit and adjustable-width, dual rear dolly units handle loads up to 6, 12, or 18 tons, depending on model. Steering/tow handle is easily removed for towing by lift truck. Hilman Inc. hilmanrollers.com Write 309 on PE card

Fork-mounted front loader

Change a lift truck into a handy front-end loader with this 11/3-cu yd loader that will handle up to 4000 lb of snow, gravel, or other materials. Beveled front edge and 90-deg dump angle provide efficient loading and dumping. Dumping is controlled by a release cable that runs to the driver. Unit returns to locked upright position when returned to the ground. Vestil Mfg. Co. vestil.com Write 310 on PE card

Indicator for onboard weighing

UMC222 weight indicator attaches easily to lift truck and plugs into 12, 24, 36, or 48-V dc supply. Data and inventory management features include time, date, sequential ticket numbering, and calculated weight totals. Front-panel calibration makes setup easy. Condec 4condec.com Write 311 on PE card

Control solution

BOSS is a 100% PC-based control solution developed exclusively for material handling applications. Combining machine control, data collection, system diagnostics, and HMI into a single, integrated software package, it allows users to manage and measure productivity of a material handling system while providing machine-level control and data acquisition. FKI Logistex fkilogistex.com Write 312 on PE card





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