Material Handling

The Culture Shock of Safety First

They might come as a shock to some accountants, but the productivity gains, cost savings and other returns on investing in a safety-first culture are very real to the people who spend most of their days on the shop floor. After identifying safety trouble spots and investing in automated equipment that provides as inherently safe a workplace as possible, we have reduced workers' compensation claims to near zero.
Below-the-Hook Equipment

Air Powered Vacuum Lifting with 180 Degree Flip

This air powered vacuum lifter with 180 deg flip from Anver enables one person to seamlessly lift, tilt, and flip over long, bulky loads and is ideal for inspecting common sheet metal and heavy plate panels.
Forklifts

The Truth About Electric Lift Trucks

Though electric lift trucks are not suitable for every application, economic and environmental changes are advancing their opportunities. This review of those changes analyzes the impact they might have when considering an electric lift truck for your shop.
General Lifts

An Application Guide for Scissor Lifts

To select an appropriate scissor lift for a specific application, here is the basic information that must be considered, including capacity, the nature of the load, the means of loading and unloading, the travel and lowered height, the platform size, speed requirements, power and duty cycle requirements, and more.
Other Material Handling Equipment

Reduce the Risk

The Smart Factory reduces insurance costs and increases productivity and profitability by investing in new systems with advanced technology to protect both workers and equipment. Here are some of the latest advances in protective equipment, safety automation and services, and more that can help make your shop become a safer workplace.
Robotics / Automation

New Paths for Mobile Robotics

As shops face the pressures of mass customization, changing requirements and labor shortages, innovative autonomous industrial mobile manipulators are being introduced to relocate the robot arm throughout the facility to perform different tasks, such as part replenishment, machine loading or fulfillment, and more.
Material Handling: Products

Double Metal Sheet Detection for Metal Stamping

Ideal for automation applications in robotics, automated de-stackers, sheet feeders and in-fixture (poke-a-yoke) where sensing from only one side is possible, the DS600 Double Sheet Detection Control from Prime Controls detects metal thickness and prevents double sheets or improper thicknesses from entering machines.

Heavy Duty Casters for Higher Loads

The 310 & 410 Kingpinless Series casters from W.T. Hight are constructed of high quality, heat-treated AISI 1045 laser-cut steel and feature a precision-machined raceway for improved ergonomics and superior strength in rugged and towed applications.

Quickly Fixture and Set-Up Welding & Fabrication Jobs Anywhere

The Rhino Cart Mobile Fixturing Station from Strong Hand Tools includes the welding table plus a 66-piece Clamp and Component Fixturing Kit that mates to the CNC precision-bored 5/8 in tabletop holes for accurate clamping or fixturing on the tabletop.