Material Handling

How to Automate a Batch Size of One

This shop discovered how to use a high degree of automation integrated with a sheet metal storage system to quickly turn around a wide variety of power distribution systems for the electrical trade and switchgear production.
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.

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.
Robotics / Automation

Gaining a Competitive Position

Integrating material positioners into their operations enables this manufacturer of HVAC products to deliver quick job turnarounds at lower costs.
Material Handling: Products

FABTECH 2016: Welding (Part Two)

Booth N-4329: Available with an integrated Inclinometer and Weld Revolution SpinArc Torch for high speed, vertical down applications in pipe welding, the Piper-Plus pipe welding system from Bug-O Systems makes automatic, pre-programmed changes to any and all welding parameters as determined by the position of the tractor as it travels around the pipe.
Take a closer look at some of the welding technologies that will be exhibited November 16-18 on the show floor in Las Vegas.

Heavy-Duty Tool Cart for the Job Site

Booth N-1723: Constructed of 12 ga steel with a 7 ga stainless steel work top, the highly customized Mobile Tool Cart (TC-15717) from Strong Hold Products is a durable heavy-duty workhorse for mobility at the job site with a patriotic design.
The customized American Flag Mobile Tool Cart from Strong Hold Products is a heavy-duty workhorse for transporting tools and maintenance equipment.

FABTECH 2016: Finishing & Coating

Booth C-51066: The infrared IR-Booster from Hedson Technologies North America, Inc. easily retrofits onto convection and drying ovens in all types of conveyor processes and increases goods temperature to improve process effectiveness.
The infrared IR-Booster from Hedson Technologies easily retrofits onto convection and drying ovens in all types of wet and dry conveyor processes to increase goods temperature and improve process effectiveness.