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Material Handling & Storage

Pipe Joining Systems come with extended no-stop couplings.

July 18, 2016

MegaPress and MegaPressG are available with 6 extended no-stop coupling options (½–2 in) for joining schedule 5–40 black iron pipe in sizes. While MegaPress uses cold press connections and is suited for hydronic heat, chilled water, compressed air, fire sprinkler systems, low-pressure steam, and vacuum lines, MegaPressG fittings are designed for use in fuel oil and natural gas applications. Flameless design increase operational safety and eliminates need for hot work permits. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Material Handling & Storage, Packaging Equipment

AdvantaPure Releases its Schedule of Trade Show Appearances for Summer & Fall 2016

July 15, 2016

Includes Events in the US Asia Southampton, Pa. — AdvantaPure plans to exhibit its biopharma and pharmaceutical fluid transfer products at several upcoming industry shows this summer and fall. Each event offers personal contact that allows customers and suppliers to discuss processes, requirements and new developments in fluid flow applications. AdvantaPure’s trade show appearances... Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Hyster Company Helps Port of Virginia Prepare for Increased Cargo Volumes

July 12, 2016

Greenville, N.C. - With the expansion of the Panama Canal almost complete, ports in the eastern United States are bracing for additional port traffic and increased cargo volumes. The Canal's expansion will allow passage of ships with up 14,000 TEUs, almost three times the current 5,000 TEU capacity. The Port of Virginia, the only U.S. east coast port with congressional authorization for... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mining, Oil Drilling & Refining

Scaffold Lifting Rig comes in underhung trolley configurations.

July 12, 2016

When job site access constraints preclude use of cranes, telescoping boom lifts, or fork lifts, Safway Systems™ Scaffold can be configured to lift center load of up to 3,750 lb and off-center load of up to 1,875 lb. This is enabled by adding Safway System Bearer/Runner, Truss Bearer, or I-beam. For lifting and horizontal movement, configuration can include header beams and underhung trolley I-beam between them. Product meets seismic qualification tests of Class 1E equipment. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Automated Liquid Handling System eliminates human errors.

July 8, 2016

FlowCam® ALH automated liquid handling system complements FlowCam 8000 Series particle imaging and analysis system, which automatically detects, images, and characterizes thousands of individual particles and microorganisms in real-time. Able to automatically process up to 96 samples per run without human involvement/supervision, FlowCam ALH enables consistent, uninterrupted operation. Self-contained system only requires operator to program and save pre-analysis sample preparation methods. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

XY Piezo Nanopositioning, Scanning Stage offers 1800 µm travel.

July 5, 2016

Meeting needs of micro-assembly, beam guidance, photonics, and optical metrology applications, PIHera P-620.2 to P-629.2 direct metrology stages are driven by PICMA® piezo ceramics and offer positioning accuracy of 0.02%. Flexure-guided piezo positioning stages offer vibrationless motion, virtually unlimited resolution, and accelerated response. Excluding rolling elements, there is no bearing rumble to affect uniformity or straightness of motion. Resolution is down to 0.1 nm. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Material Handling & Storage, Services

ESS to Showcase Low Cost Iron Flow Battery Ideal for Long Duration Energy Storage & Microgrid Applications at Intersolar

July 1, 2016

Company's simple iron chemistry delivers dramatically lower cost, higher performance, and longer operating life than other flow battery chemistries. PORTLAND, Ore., June 28, 2016 - Energy Storage Systems, Inc. (ESS), a leading manufacturer of safe, low cost, and long cycle-life flow batteries for long duration storage applications including microgrids and time-shifting renewable energy... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Packaging Equipment

Bulk Bag Lifting Frame features adjustable arms.

June 28, 2016

Offering 2.2 ton capacity, Bulk Bag Lifting Frame is optional on all BFC models of BULK-OUT® Dischargers. Unit features telescoping arms that can be adjusted using clevis pins and safety clips to accommodate bulk bags from 32–47 in. square at upper sew seam. Available in carbon steel with industrial coating or stainless steel to industrial or sanitary standards, frame is equipped with patented Z-CLIP™ strap channels that hold straps securely while allowing rapid insertion and removal. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Vacuum Lifter-Tilter enables manual rotation of tubing.

June 24, 2016

With Model ETL10M2-OCMR, one person can safely position and change orientation of non-porous cylinders, such as pipes or other tube-shaped objects. Below-the-hook end-effector provides 90° power tilt operation with 360° manual rotation. Available in electric- and air-powered models, system can handle loads weighing up to 100 lb at 24 in. Hg min for cylinders with 9–15 in. diameter. It includes pendant controls on handlebar, vacuum gauge, and audible vacuum leakage warning system. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

Eunil Presents the Highly Accurate ECM-350 Table Coating Master

June 23, 2016

CHULA VISTA, CA - Eunil, a worldwide leader in factory automation as a manufacturer of SMT peripheral equipment, presents the ECM-350 Table Coating Master, a highly accurate offline machine for small-quantity batch production. Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are the foundation for electronics in every day products including automotive, consumer electronics, communications, and industrial and... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

Heavy Lift Sector Drives Rising Demand for Hydraulic Skidding Systems

June 23, 2016

Hydraulic skidding systems will increasingly be used in heavy lift and rigging applications, according to one contractor that is seeing heightened demand for 500 ton and 150 ton capacity systems. Mountain Heavy Transport, a division of Salt Lake City, Utah-based Mountain Crane Service, has a HT500 hydraulically powered heavy track skidding unit and a smaller XLP150, both from Hydra-Slide Ltd,... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Display & Presentation Equipment, Material Handling & Storage, Test & Measuring Instruments

L.A. Metro Transportation Authority Selects SmartDrive for Rollout across Bus and Rail Fleets

June 22, 2016

Second Largest Transit Agency in United States to Protect All Riders by Expanding Deployment to Add New Video-Based Safety Program for Rail PHOENIX - (American Public Transportation Association Rail Conference) - SmartDrive Systems, a leader in video-based solutions that reduce risk, improve safety and support transit agencies' ability to comply with rail regulations, announced today that... Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Cable Entry System accelerates insertion and sealing.

June 20, 2016

While offering IP66 sealing, KADP series allows standard cables with 1.5–20 mm dia to be pushed through pre-punched membrane into control cabinets, panels, or machines. Insertion method and tight fitting entry points accelerates assembly while increasing packing density. Made of plastic molded with industry-grade elastomer, cable entry plate frame provides tool-free installation by snapping into rectangular opening. Series fits into standard 11 x 36 mm cutout and mounts in 1.5–2 mm thick wall. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Low-Profile Linear Positioner offers 3 travel ranges.

June 17, 2016

With fully integrated linear piezo motor, Model N-565 measures 65 mm W x 20 mm H with length from 80 mm and travel ranges of ½, 1, and 2 in. Integrated interferometric linear encoder can resolve to 20 pm and allows incremental motion below 1 nm. Due to short signal period of 0.5 µm, linearity error of PIOne encoder is less than 1%. PiezoWalk® technology stepping drives are not subject to sliding friction effects and achieve virtually wear-free motion. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Miniature Focus Module, Smart Stage have extended lifetime rating.

June 15, 2016

Rated for >10 million random moves within 1.2 km of total distance traveled, M3-FS Focus Module and M3-LS Linear Smart Stage are all-in-one, micro-mechatronic devices for handheld and portable devices in commercial, medical, and industrial applications. Products operate from 3.3 Vdc input and, along with piezoelectric motors, incorporate position sensors, bearings, drive electronics, and embedded firmware into miniature housings with precision bearings, slides, and other mechanisms. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

Innovation Brief from Samco Machinery: Strut Channel Roll Forming Line with Material Handling System

June 8, 2016

TORONTO – This is a continuous and high performance roll forming line designed to produce 12-gauge strut channels in a post-punch, post-cut, continuous operation with variable speeds up to 100 feet per minute. A non-powered run-out slant table with pneumatic side discharge automatically "kicks" finished channel to the strand conveyor where it is bundle stacked. Key Features: - 10K double... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Compact Linear Positioner utilizes stick-slip piezo motor.

June 6, 2016

Able to be run in open- and closed-loop, 45 mm wide Q-545 comes in XY configurations. Self-clamping motor design, with holding force of 8 N and max velocity of 10 mm/sec, provides long-term power-off position-hold capabilities without need for brake. In addition to standard product variations with 0.5 and 1 in. travel, stages and drives can be customized for OEM production quantities. High resolution option with integral linear position encoder providing 1 nm resolution is available. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Closed Loop Linear Stepper XY Stage integrates absolute encoder.

June 1, 2016

Low-profile LSS-012-12-060-XY-01A-M integrates absolute linear encoder into single-axis linear stepper motor stage to operate linear stepper motor as 2-phase brushless linear motor when coupled with H2W motion control electronics package. Able to run in horizontal or vertical orientation, this open type positioning stage uses H2W linear stepper motors to generate 6.0 lb of force with total stroke length of 12.5 in. (each axis). Use of 1.0 micron resolution encoder fosters precise positioning. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Software

Endoscope Tracking System confirms device disinfection status.

May 26, 2016

Aiding doctors and administrators, THE OBSERVER™ provides 24/7 access to data on endoscope disinfection status. Dashboard offers quick view of where device is in reprocessing cycle, and administrators can be alerted immediately when device skips necessary step or certain threshold is not met. Compatible with all types of reusable medical equipment, any room layout, and any procedure, this hands-free, independent, real-time solution supports customization of multiple variables. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Materials & Material Processing

Eriez® 76 Series Vibratory Feeders Offer a Proven Solution for the Largest and Most Challenging Application Requirements

May 13, 2016

Erie, PA – In 2013 Eriez® introduced the supersized 76 Series Vibratory Feeder to satisfy customers’ largest application demands while enabling increased overhang. “Over the past three years, the 76 Series Vibratory Feeder has demonstrated success in operations across various and diverse industries,” says Rob Yandrick, Product Manager-Vibratory. “The 76 has become a popular choice to... Read More