Material Handling & Storage

Engines

Icom North America Wins EPA Approval for Bi-Fuel Propane Engines

NEW HUDSON, Mich. - Icom North America, the leading innovator, developer and manufacturer of liquid injection propane systems for commercial and consumer vehicles, has attained the first U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval for its Liquid Injection Propane bi-fuel systems for the Ford 6.8 liter engines, produced for Ford Econoline vans. Ralph Perpetuini, CEO of Icom North America, said...

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Tanks

IACX Energy Designs and Operates the World's First Mobile Nitrogen Rejection Unit for Nitrogen Frac Flow-Back Applications

DALLAS -- IACX Energy has designed, built and deployed the world's first trailer mounted nitrogen rejection unit ( Nitrogen Sponge") for nitrogen frac flow-back applications, among other things. This first unit was deployed to a recently frac'ed EQT Corporation Huron Shale well in eastern Kentucky (Pittsburgh based, EQT is among the largest exploration and production companies in the U.S....

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Monorail Transport System automates warehouse operations.
Conveyors

Monorail Transport System automates warehouse operations.

With max speed of 30 m/min, fail-proof Montrac System uses self-moving shuttles equipped with belt for automatic loading and unloading. After leaving warehouse with load, shuttle travels to any given area of production department where it deposits items onto shelf or workstation. Shuttles are supported by steady supply of power and never stop along track. Operation is fully electric and, since...

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PKG Equipment Receives $1.1 Million Pickle Line Tank Order
Tanks

PKG Equipment Receives $1.1 Million Pickle Line Tank Order

Rochester, NY, Dec. 20, 2010 - PKG Equipment, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded an equipment supply contract from Siemens Industry, Inc. to fabricate 5 pickling tanks for the No. 3 continuous carbon steel pickle line at Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional's (CSN) Volta Redonda - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil facility. The total value of this order is in excess of $1.1 million. The order...

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Processing Plants

Air Products' India Joint Venture Investing in Three New Merchant Gases Plants; Building a Fourth Plant for Long-Term Supply to Saint Gobain Glass

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. - Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced that INOX Air Products Ltd., its joint venture (JV) in India, will construct three air separation units (ASU) and liquefiers for the merchant market and also will build a fourth plant for long-term industrial gas supply to Saint Gobain Glass India. The four facilities are scheduled to come on stream during 2012. We are the market...

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Curtiss-Wright Controls Announces CoolWall(TM) Enclosure Thermal Management Technology Breakthrough
Equipment Chassis

Curtiss-Wright Controls Announces CoolWall(TM) Enclosure Thermal Management Technology Breakthrough

LITTLETON, MA - December 17, 2010 - Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems, a business group of Curtiss-Wright Controls and a leading designer and manufacturer of rugged deployed subsystems for the aerospace and defense market, has announced that recent testing of its new (patent pending) CoolWall(TM) technology for thermal management of rugged embedded computing enclosures has shown a...

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Automated Materials Handling for Line-Side Delivery
Automated Guided Vehicle Systems

Automated Materials Handling for Line-Side Delivery

IMHX 2010 show review Designed to move relatively light loads around a factory or warehouse without the need for a driver, a new automated guided vehicle (AGV) was launched by E&K AUTOMATION at the IMHX show this year (16 - 19 November 2010). From the ECO Z range of tow tractors, the new ECO ZM4 is a low-cost, highly compact and manoeuvrable vehicle that is particularly suitable for delivering...

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BIGLIA Group Relies on Linear Guides and Spindle Bearings from Schaeffler
Guides

BIGLIA Group Relies on Linear Guides and Spindle Bearings from Schaeffler

The Schaeffler Group has expanded its close working partnership with Italian machine tool manufacturer The BIGLIA Group. In addition to supplying ball and roller monorail guidance systems for BIGLIA's range of lathes and multi-spindle machine tools, Schaeffler will also supply its super precision FAG spindle and cylindrical roller bearings. This technical and commercial collaboration with...

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Elscint Vibratory Bowl Feeder for Thin Silver Contacts
Parts Feeders

Elscint Vibratory Bowl Feeder for Thin Silver Contacts

Elscint Automation, the leading vibratory bowl feeder manufacturer, recently manufactured a special small vibratory bowl feeder for feeding of thin silver contacts. The size of the silver contacts was 4 mm x 3.2 mm and the thickness was only 0.40 mm. Elscint used a very small vibratory bowl feeder having a bowl of diameter 100 mm. The problem in case of such thin parts is that they tend to...

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National Audit Lends More Credence to Replace Forklifts with Unmanned Vehicles
Automated Guided Vehicle Systems

National Audit Lends More Credence to Replace Forklifts with Unmanned Vehicles

A recent announcement of South Australia's part in a national campaign to assess and improve forklift safety in the wholesale grocery and fruit/vegetable industries is, according to a top Australian industrial company, the first example of how Australia across the board is admitting traditional forklifts are not the way of the future. Industrial Conveying (Aust) Pty Ltd, which has begun rollout...

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