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Lift & Turn Tables

Air Lift & Turn Tables from Advance Lifts improve productivity and reduce operator fatigue. By connecting the SALM-24848 or any of the other three models to a plant air supply, one-ton loads are raised and turned with ease. The easy to maintain units feature a 2000-lb. capacity and 24" of travel. Four models suit a variety of applications with platform sizes from 36" x 48" to 60" x 48". Advance Lifts, Inc., 701 Kirk Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174.

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Pallet Truck With Scale

This Pallet Truck With Scale allows weighing on the spot for maximum efficiency. The scale is selectable in a variety of increments to adjust to the size of a load. Digital filtering is standard to help compensate for vibration and motion to make this multifunctional unit a smooth operating product. Capacity is 4000 lbs. and overall fork sizes are 28" wide by 45" long. T&S Equipment Company, P.O. Box 496, Angola, IN 46703.

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Conveyor Centering Device

This new conveyor accessory from HYTROL Conveyor Company is designed to position product for removal by a robotic unit. When the product enters the "zone," Hytrol EZLogic sensor activates several cams, which move in from both sides of the conveyor and center the product, enabling a robot or other removal device to remove the object from the conveyor. HYTROL Conveyor Company, Inc., 2020 HYTROL Drive, Jonesboro, AR 72401.

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Aluminum Hand Trucks Feature Folding Nose Plate

The Folding Nose plate for aluminum hand trucks saves storage space by folding flush with the frame when not in use. When not being used to carry a load (the truck could be returning to the delivery vehicle or en route to collect a load), the nose plate can be conveniently folded away, preventing it from catching on obstructions, scratching doors or furniture, or interfering with productivity. Other advantages include a 500-lb. capacity and a choice of C, D, and T extruded noses. Magline, Inc., 503 South Mercer St., Pinconning, MI 48650.

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Light to Medium Duty Casters

The EU and EL Series Casters are designed for light to medium duty applications. The casters are available with either a rectangular top plate or bolt hole, swivel-only version to fit a range of rubber expanding plugs and threaded stems. The EU Series casters (in photo) are designed for light applications where casters are subject to manual propulsion and feature load capacities to 185 lbs. Available with the EU Series caster is a total stop braking system that locks the wheel and swivel mechanisms with a rocker pedal. The EL Series casters feature a double ball bearing raceway and are designed for light to medium duty applications such as utility carts and movable flow racks. The Revvo Caster Company, Inc., 575 Ludwig Ave., Suite C, Cheektowaga, NY 14227.

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Packaging Products

Associated Bag Company offers dozens of high quality, value priced packaging products and shipping supplies. Associated Bag's updated, expanded selection of Our Own Brand products includes: bubble roll stock, adhesive bubble roll, bubble lined mailers, polyolefin mailers, poly foam roll stock, stretch wrap, tape, zipper-lock bags and more. Associated Bag Company, 400 West Boden St., Milwaukee, WI 53207.

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Rider Sweeper

The 114RS Rider Sweeper can sweep any surface from tile, asphalt, concrete and carpet by changing the broom to fit the floor type. The 114RS is easy to maneuver as it requires only 70" for a U-turn. Battery powered, the rider/sweeper can sweep 79,000 square feet per hour with its 45" sweep path. Dual front and side brooms sweep curb debris into the sweep path. Alto U.S. Inc., 390 S. Woods Mill Rd., Suite 300, Chesterfield, MO 63017.

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Industrial Computer

The QTERM-W85 Industrial Computer runs the Windows CE operating system. Based on the MIPS core, the QTERM-W85 is engineered to run cooler, with less power, and to take advantage of Windows CE's simplicity and power. The computer uses a bright 640 x 480 lighted, active matrix, color LCD display, which is viewable in many environments. QSI Corporation, 2212 South West Temple #50, Salt Lake City, UT 84115.

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Maxtractor II Achieves New Level of AS/RS Accuracy

The Maxtractor II utilizes exclusive motion control and software improvements to offer extremely fast robotic insertion and extraction for CS/RS (Carousel Storage/Retrieval System) automation of case or tote handling. The Maxtractor II is ideal for manufacturers and distributors that require advanced, highly reliable automated solutions for their storage and retrieval needs in such applications as shipping buffers, manufacturing line sequencing, automated JIT/KanBan delivery applications and remote picking systems. The standard Maxtractor can handle product dimensions of up to 30" x 30" and weights of more than 250 lbs. Redesigned structural components allow storage and retrieval to heights of up to 60'. In addition, the Maxtractor automates the handling of totes, cartons, mixed totes/cartons and different load sizes within the same system. Diamond Phoenix Corporation, P.O. Box 1608, Lewiston, ME 04241.

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Safety Switches

Compact SI-LS100 and SI-L83 safety switches feature a rotating actuator head. The switches can be wired to a safety relay module, which actuates machine control elements to halt dangerous motion when a mechanical guard is opened. The actuator rotates in 90-degree increments, with no tools, allowing engagement from four sides and four top positions. This flexibility allows users to specify and inventory fewer models. Banner Engineering Corp., P.O. Box 9414, Minneapolis, MN 55441.

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Mezzanine Framing System

Cubic Designs, Inc. has developed an exclusive Moment Connection Framing System that utilizes high strength bolts for maximum rigidity. Designed specifically for Seismic Zones 3 and 4, the system is a highly effective design solution for mezzanines that are installed in earthquake sensitive areas. Cubic Designs builds custom mezzanine systems that are installed inside facilities such as manufacturing and processing plants, warehouses, distribution centers and office buildings. A Cubic Mezzanine adds a second or third level inside a facility and thereby doubles or triples the existing area. Typically, these mezzanines create new production, office, storage or assembly space, locker rooms, parts departments, and more. Cubic Designs has also introduced a new powder coated paint finish to enhance the quality of its mezzanines. Cubic Designs, Inc. 16770 Victor Rd., New Berlin, WI 53151.

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Portable Bench Scale

The Alliance/Ohaus Champ II Scale has a stainless steel weighing platform, full range tare up to 600 lbs., and can display in pounds, kilograms or parts counting. Featuring an easy-to-read digital indicator, these scales can be AC or battery-powered and have an RS232 port. The Champ II is available in seven models with platforms ranging from 12" x 14" to 17" x 22". Alliance Scale, Inc., 1020 Turnpike Rd., Canton, MA 02021.

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Truck Container

The "Truck Container" is a hybrid of DCI's Truck-Tainer hydraulic demountable body system -- a system that enables truck bodies to be easily mounted and demounted from a straight truck chassis. This product enables an operator to mount or demount a standard 20' ISO shipping container onto or off of a standard straight truck. Demountable Concepts, Inc., 112 Maple Leaf Court, Glassboro, NJ 08028.

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Double Drum Chain Lift Handles 15,000-lb. Loads

Vertical Systems' Double Drum Chain Lift (DDCH) is an all-mechanical reciprocating pallet lift designed to handle loads in excess of 15,000 lbs. to heights up to 100'. Driven by a shaft-mounted gear motor, the DDCH is ideal for lifting heavy loads requiring high duty cycles. Its all-mechanical lifting mechanism makes it easy to maintain and operate. Models include two-post, four-post and six-post design. The platform is available with powered rollers, powered belt, gravity conveyor, formed plate (for pushcarts), or flat plate. Manual or automatic loading and unloading are both possible and either can be configured in a "Z," "C," or "90 [degrees]" pattern material flow. Single level and multiple level loading and unloading are also available. Vertical Systems, Inc., 12035 Chandler Drive, Walton, KY 41094. North American Material Handling Show, Booth #3832.

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Robotic Case Packer

The SFX-100 is a two-axis robotic case packer that increases production throughput while maintaining gentle product handling. Designed to handle a wide range of products at high line speeds and achieve rapid changeovers, the SFX-100 operates at speeds up to 45 cycles per minute or more, packing one full layer of product into one or more cases or trays simultaneously in each cycle. Salwasser Manufacturing Company, Inc., P.O. Box 548, Reedley, CA 93654.

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Loading Dock Light

Sensor technology automatically turns the Model DKL-40VA-SQH Loading Dock Light ON/OFF so the light is on only when the dock is in use. Bright, white quartz halogen light promotes safety and accuracy. Dock lights will no longer waste energy and burn-up lamps because they were left on all day long. The 500-watt quartz halogen light produces the bright white light needed to illuminate 50' long trailers. Fostoria Industries, Inc., 1200 N. Main St., Fostoria, OH 44830.

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High Torque Servo Motors

Rockwell Automation has introduced the Allen-Bradley MP Series high-performance brushless servo motors, which combine high efficiency and high torque capabilities in a compact, high-density package. The MP Series motors give machine builders high torque servo motors with smaller footprints for use in smaller machines that consume less factory floor space. Rockwell Automation, Dept. 1082, 10701 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55438.

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Adjustable Transfer Kit For Conveyors

A 90 degree adjustable transfer kit for low profile conveyors has been introduced by Dorner Mfg. Corp. The preengineered guided turn adjusts to a variety of products, offering added convenience, flexibility and efficiency to production and assembly operations. The transfer easily installs and adjusts, allowing for quick product changeover to achieve optimal production levels. It is constructed of steel hardware and features a hard coat anodized transfer plate. Designed with a 48" long UHMW outside turn guide, the transfer can be trimmed to fit individual applications and is compatible with the 2100 and 3100 Series as well as LPZ flat belt conveyors. Dorner Mfg. Corp., 580 Industrial Dr., Hartland, WI 53029.

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Electric, Counterbalance, High-Output Forklift

Schaeff's new stand-up, counterbalance forklift is known as the ECHO (Electric, Counterbalance, High-Output) 3000. The ECHO 3000 has several innovative features such as Brake/Lift and Reverse/Lift interlock that helps decrease the probability of accidents. These programmable settings prevent operation of the lift functions when brake pedal is released or when traveling in reverse (both can be disabled or enabled through programming). Brake/Lift Interlock helps remind the operator that he/she has to be in the operator compartment and on the brake before lifting can begin. Reverse/Lift Interlock helps remind the operator that he/she can't lift while in reverse, which helps keep the operator's eyes on the load while lifting. Schaeff, Inc., P.O. Box 9700, Sioux City, IA 51102. North American Material Handling Show, Booth #2732.

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Inventory Counting Scale

The DC-180 is a high resolution counting scale with 500,000 increments. The scale has the ability to automatically transfer unit weight from its sample scale to the second bulk platform without any keystroke from the operator. Any part size from a single staple to large components can be accommodated. DIGI MATEX, INC., 80 Oak St., Norwood, NJ 07648.

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High Speed Palletizer

Columbia Machine's HL8000 high speed palletizer is designed for beverage lines and plants where production speeds are beyond 100 cases per minute. The unit features a split roll turning section controlled by four servo drives and an adjustable flow divider that will turn and arrange products without turning shoes or flight bars. Columbia Machine, Inc., P.O. Box 8950, Vancouver, WA 98668.

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Conveyor Belt Fasteners

Flexco Bolt Solid Plate conveyor-belt fasteners now feature a bolt design that can trim up to 20 minutes off the typical downtime needed for bolted splice installation. The piloted bolts feature a 1/4" threadless shank at the tip of each bolt, allowing the installer to place the special nuts loosely onto the upward protruding bolts without pausing to secure them in that position by hand-turning. Flexco, 2525 Wisconsin Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60515.

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Modular Drawer Cabinets

Stanley Vidmar has introduced compartmented Vidmar modular drawer cabinets for the storage of tools and spare parts. Vidmar cabinets are well suited wherever there are many different small-to-medium-sized line items in the inventory. The drawers are modular, which means the user can specify the size of the drawers for the cabinet. Standard style housings are 30" wide and 27-3/4" deep. These housings will accept drawers, rollout shelves and stationary shelves. Stanley Vidmar, P.O. Box 1151, Allentown, PA 18105. North American Material Handling Show, Booth #3219.

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Vertical Carousel

The MegaStar Station is, a vertical carousel that utilizes room height to provide a floor-to-ceiling storage solution. The carousel is used to store small parts, tools, bulk material and containers. It is designed to function in industrial conditions and allows for fast access to stored items. The MegaStar Station also provides comprehensive stock administration. It is available in three standard widths and depths and holds a maximum of approximately 33,000 lbs. MegaStar Products Division, 290 Presumpscot Street, Portland, ME 04103. North American Material Handling Show, Booth #1021.

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Loss-In-Weight Bulk Bag Unloading System

Material Transfer & Storage has introduced a Bulk Bag Unloading and Feeding System that features a programmable loss-in-weight batch controller. The controller allows the operator to set the appropriate batch weight, which initiates the bag unloading sequence. The integrated rotary feeder is automatically stopped when the desired batch weight is reached. A variable speed drive further enhances the system's capability by providing adjustable feed rates for various materials. Other features include an easy-to-use pneumatic bag clamping system for dust tight bag connection and automatically sequenced bag "massagers" and "punchers" to promote material flow. Material Transfer & Storage Inc., P.O. Box 218, Allegan, MI 49010.

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Re-Engineered Hand Truck

Re-engineered Liberator hand truck was designed with completely modular parts that are interchangeable with other brands. Constructed of lightweight extruded aluminum using aircraft grade rivets, this unit offers greater structural durability. Handle joints on these hand trucks are contour fitted and welded for extra strength. The nose plate, frame, wheel brackets and stair climbers are all made of high strength extruded aluminum. The high-tensile steel axle can handle 600 lbs. of payload without ever bending. B&P Manufacturing, 8052 E. Boon Rd., Cadillac, MI 49601.

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Postal Scales

Free 166-page catalog from Associated Bag Company now includes Pelouze rate-calculating and weight-calculating postal scales. The 10-lb. capacity Pelouze rate-calculating scale automatically displays package weight and calculates the cost for dozens of postal and package delivery classes, including UPS, Federal Express and U.S., Mail domestic. The Pelouze weight-calculating scale for small packages is available in 5 and 10 lb. models. Features include digital accuracy, at-a-glance displays, auto calibration, and 5" x 4-3/4" platforms. The Pelouze weight-calculating scale for large packages is available in 150 and 400 lb. models, featuring 12" x 12" platforms, a detachable wall mounted control panel, and an RS232 computer port. Associated Bag Company, 400 West Boden St., Milwaukee, WI 53207.

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Order Validation Software

RapidCHECK order validation software can confirm that the correct items have been assembled for an order. The software was developed in response to the high costs associated with inaccurate orders such as customer dissatisfaction, labor for return processing, labor for restocking, loss of stock incorrectly shipped and damaged stock from excessive shipping and handling. RapidCHECK compares the actual weight of an order against its expected weight, and if it doesn't match, the order is diverted to a check station to resolve the discrepancy. The software was developed using the Windows NT operating system, allowing Windows literate users to easily interface the system. Convenient window displays allow operators to set system weight parameters and check the real-time status of inducted orders. The software can stand-alone or be integrated with RapidROUTE Zone Routing software. Rapistan Systems, 507 Plymouth Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505. North American Material Handling Show, Booth #810.

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Conveyor Belt Cleaner

A new addition to Flexco's family of Eliminator conveyor belt cleaners -- designated R-Type -- offers a secondary cleaner for reversing belts and for inclined belts that sometimes roll back when shut down. The new design features segmented blades, individually mounted on short, wide elastomeric tensioning cushions that are specifically shaped to maintain efficient blade-to-belt cleaning pressure when flexed in either direction. By keeping 6" wide blade segment individually under constant pressure of its own pre-tensioned cushion, this design maintains uniform blade contact across the width of the belt, allowing each segment to independently self-adjust for belt wear patterns that create irregular surface contours. Flexco, 2525 Wisconsin Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60515.

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Industrial Range Printers

"Meto Industrial" thermal printers are protected by a hard-shell casing to handle print jobs in the harshest retail distribution, warehouse and manufacturing environments. The MI-4 and MI-6 models can easily handle image widths of up to 4.1" and 6.5" wide, respectively. In addition, the MI Series offers high throughput with speeds of up to 6" per second for the MI-4 and up to 8" per second for the MI-6. Designed to meet many bar code applications, the MI-4 is ideal for logistics, retail supply and transportation where compliance labeling is heavily used. The MI-6 industrial label printer is suitable for chemical, warehousing, manufacturing or multiple part applications that require varied media. Meto Inc., 1200 The American Rd., Morris Plains, NJ 07950.

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Custom Stair Towers

Custom Stair Towers from W.A. Schmidt provide safe, permanent access to any interior or exterior structure. Now, virtually any elevated structure can be made more accessible, including mezzanines, rack systems, storage areas and exterior buildings. The stair towers are custom engineered to suit specific applications of the customer. They are available with open or closed risers, with treads in open grate or diamond plate material. Welded or bolt-together styles are offered and can be made to comply with all building codes (OSHA, BOCA). Square or round handrails are available. Landings can be provided at the top of a stair run, at the mid-point of a stair or at any other point required. W.A. Schmidt Inc., North American Technology Center, 775 Jacksonville Rd., Warminster, PA 18974. North American Material Handling Show, Booth #207.

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Slip Sheets for Plastic Containers

LINPAC Materials Handling offers slip sheets, attached with pop rivets, for use with its 32" x 30", 40" x 48" and 45" x 48" ROPAK reusable, plastic collapsible containers. These slip sheets close the container's open-grid pallet base and separate product layers. Special "pop rivets" are used to attach the sheets to the container bottom. When installed, the head of the pop rivet is flush with the surface of the slip sheet. This holds the sheet securely in place and helps to eliminate product damage. "Pop riveted" slip sheets are ideal for dumping and tilting applications. LINPAC Materials Handling, 120 Commerce Court, Georgetown, KY 40324. North American Material Handling Show, Booth #1119.

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Legal for Trade Lift Trucks Scales

Allegany's Legal for Trade Lift Truck Scales eliminate the need to move material to central weighing points. Whether you are interested in a single lift truck scale to deliver instant measurements or a multi-unit integrated system, Allegany offers options to meet almost any need. The scales feature legal for trade accuracy of 0.1 percent of applied load, out of level accuracy, a safety designed viewing port, and 5-1 safety factor. The simple to use meter options include: clear visible displays and controls, user-friendly bar code scanners, Infra-Line Communications (registered mark), and easily integrated data transmissions to computers, printers or data collection devices. Allegany Technology Inc., P.O. Box 1744, Cumberland, MD 21502.

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Label Design Software

Legi For Windows Version 3.0.0 is written for higher speed, 32-bit operating systems and works with Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT to simplify the formatting and printing of labels for any application. The software incorporates ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) and OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) capabilities to ensure compatibility with other software applications, plus remote input allows direct access from scales, PLCs, and other devices. Features include advanced editing tools, flexible printing options and multiple applications running simultaneously. Weber Marking Systems, 711 W. Algonquin Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005.

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Portable Kitting System

The Partfolio system is designed to securely store a wide range of small parts and protective sensitive components against damage from electrical static discharge at all stages of production. It is an alternative to the "plastic bags in tote boxes" parts management approach, and offers advantages over other bin systems in portability, quick setup, and parts migration prevention when closed. The side panels and trays are made of lightweight, durable Kydex conductive plastic. Global Kitting Systems, P.O. Box 1757, Roseburg, OR, 97470.

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Hydraulic Dock Levelers

The new HD-1700 line of dock levelers can be configured to meet specific safety and productivity demands of virtually any loading dock operation. The HD-1700 STL dock leveler features fully hydraulic operation and Rite-Hite's exclusive Safe-T-Lip barrier to help prevent vacant dock drop-off accidents. This new Safe-T-Lip leveler is equipped with an integral steel barrier that automatically rises into place when the leveler returns to its stored position. The rugged barrier is designed to keep forklifts from running or slipping off the vacant dock when no trailer is present. The unit's slotted lip design also allows the Safe-T-Lip barrier to be easily positioned out of the way for convenient endloading, even below dock level. Rite-Hite Corporation, 8900 N. Arbon Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53223. North American Material Handling Show, Booth #3202.

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Pallet Rack Guards

Low cost and easy installation are two of the many advantages of these Pallet Rack Guards. The 10 gauge, 24" high steel collar has a full height rubber insert to cushion hits of pallets or forks. If racks are relocated, the collar guard goes along. There is no need to buy and re-install new anchors into the concrete. The Pallet Rack Guards feature a durable yellow powder coat finish. T&S Equipment Company, P.O. Box 496, Angola, IN 46703.

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Data Collection Computer

The Dolphin 7400 is a completely new handheld computer platform for Windows CE. It incorporates a variety of automated data collection technologies, such as scanners, digital imagers and electronic tag/button readers. The computer features the Intel StrongARM chip. The high performance RISC Processor has low power consumption and is ideally suited for portable computing for Windows CE operating systems. Offered with up to 64MB of memory, the computer has a full alphanumeric keypad and an easy-to-view backlit VGA display. Hand Held Products, Inc., 7510 East Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28227. North American Material Handling Show, Booth #3005.

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Robotic Work Station Crane

Gorbel, Inc., manufactured the first of many Robotic Work Station Cranes for W.A. Whitney of Rockford, IL. The system loads steel plates, up to 1250 lbs., onto a Punch/Plasma Fabricating Center. The system also automatically removes finished parts are either placed on pallets or dropped into a bin. Once the plate is cut complete, the Robotic Work Station Crane drags the "skeleton" onto a drop table. The system is 40' x 20' a 12' and stands over and around the Punch/Plasma Fabricating Center. The Robotic Work Station Crane is PLC controlled over a PROFIBUS network. Gorbel, Inc., P.O. Box 593, Fishers, NY 14453. North American Material Handling Show, Booth #1643.

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AC Micro Drive

The ME2 Series Micro Drive is a compact, yet full featured AC drive which is a practical alternative in traditional DC drive and mechanical reversing starter applications. With 150 percent overload capacity for one minute, the drive is fully rated and fully protected. Motortronics, 13214 38th St. North, Clearwater, FL 33762.

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Scales Feature Powder Coat Finish

A durable powder coat finish is now available for Pennsylvania Scale Company's 6400 Series Steel Bases. The coating resists cracking, peeling and marring and is abrasion, corrosion, and chemical resistant. In addition, the powder coated surface offers higher uniformity to provide a more attractive, aesthetically pleasing finish. Pennsylvania Scale Company, 21 Graybill Rd., Leola, PA 17540.

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Portable Racks Stack Six Or More Levels High

Entirely reusable StacKing Portable Racks from Steel King are equipped with versatile options to meet users' specific requirements. A tubular steel base and adjustable parts make the racks an effective alternative to less stable wooden pallet systems. The four removable corner posts allow safe stacking six or more levels high. From high density to highly selective, storage configurations are easy to set up and change. Standard units achieve a 4000-lb. capacity rating and are available with or without wood board decks, in three base sizes and with two post heights. Steel King Industries, 2700 Chamber St., Stevens Point, WI 54481. North American Material Handling Show, Booth #815.

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Label Dispenser Improves Throughput

Designed with operator efficiency in mind, the LabelKwik LD6 from Imtec, Inc. dispenses preprinted labels for hand placement onto products or containers. The system improves productivity, throughput, and label placement where labels are hand applied to products like electronics, automotive parts, or cosmetics. Features include easy changeover of label rolls; clear label stock capability; coated peeler plate to reduce friction between the plate and label web liner; web guides to eliminate label jamming and waste; and the ability to run both butt-cut and die-cut labels. Imtec, Inc., 1 Imtec Lane, Bellows Falls, VT 05101. North American Material Handling Show, Booth #1830.

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Security Storage and Transport Equipment

Eagle MHC offers a comprehensive line of security storage and transport equipment, allowing for safe storage valuable materials and items subject to pilferage. The heavy-gauge open-wire construction allows for easy viewing of contents for security and inventory control checks. Among the items offered are full size security units, featuring 63" high posts and either 38" or 50" lengths, available in stationary or mobile models. Optional shelves are offered for additional versatility, including Eagle's Add-A-Shelf shelves that allow for effortless addition or removal of shelving without disassembling the entire security unit. Mini security units featuring 38" height in four separate dimensions are also available, featuring chrome finish with optional shelves. Eagle MHC, 100 Industrial Blvd., Clayton, DE 19938.

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Four-Cylinder Poly Stand

This poly stand is designed for the storage and transport of up to four cylinders, including class 300 SCF industrial gas cylinders and up to No. 5 acetylene cylinders. It is 100 percent polyethylene for spark, rust and corrosion resistance, has an 800 lb. load capacity, yet weighs only 70 lbs. The stand is forkliftable from two sides, and allows unbalanced loads to be transported easily. This one-piece unit needs no assembly. Four nylon straps hold cylinders in place and can be moved to accommodate small or large cylinders. ENPAC Corporation 34355 Vokes Dr., Eastlake, OH 44095.

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Mobile Storage and Retrieval Vehicle

The Webb-Triax MS/RV, a man-on-board storage and retrieval vehicle, combines the high-density storage capabilities of an Automated Storage and Retrieval System with the flexibility and economy of turret-type fork trucks. The unit provides greater space efficiency and maximum flexibility operating in narrow aisles, storing and retrieving loads over 60 feet high. Increased stability of heavy loads at maximum height is an important feature of the MS/RV. While in the aisle, guide rollers at the base of the vehicle engage simple channel type track in the floor and the guide wheels at the top of the mast engages a powered overhead guide tube. This helps to ensure the stability as well as the absolute alignment of the vehicle in the aisle. Jervis B. Webb Company, 34375 West Twelve Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48331. North American Material Handling Show, Booth #1202.

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Overhead Door Protection

Trak Armor from Torbeck Industries is an effective way to protect the efficiency and operation of overhead doors in warehouses, stockrooms and docks. Vulnerable and costly tracks are protected and doors are no longer stuck open by jammed tracks. Costly service repairs are eliminated. Each Trak Armor is made of 1/4" steel to withstand impact and is 48" tall for maximum protection of Track. Units are painted in a safety yellow finish for high visibility. Torbeck Industries, 355 Industrial Dr., Harrison, OH 45030.

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Heavy-Duty Pallet Truck

The CPII Pallet Truck is available in two sizes (21" x 48" and 27" x 48") and has a capacity of 5500 lbs. The durable unit features reinforced forks and fully adjustable fork connecting rods. An innovative overload bypass ensures years of reliable use and the hydraulic system is protected by a one-year pump warranty. The CPII Pallet Truck can be fitted with either polyurethane or economical nylon wheels and features durable entry and exit rollers for easy insertion into and removal from pallet. Wesco Industrial Products, Inc., P.O. Box 47, Lansdale, PA 19446.

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Dock Lift Handles Capacity of 20,000 lbs.

Handling Specialty's design of large, high capacity lifts is ideally suited for the newspaper industry, where tons of rolls of paper are handled daily. For the Houston Chronicle, a 20,000 lb. capacity lift was designed for the unloading of 5000 lb. rolls of paper. Delivered by transport to loading docks, the transport stops in front of the lift, which raises to the height of the dock and back of the transport. Large forklift trucks drive onto the lift, turn 90 degrees and remove rolls of newsprint from the transport. Once emptied, the lift lowers and the present transport leaves, making way for the next shipment. Handling Specialty, Box 279, Niagara Falls, NY 14304.

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Pallet Straddle Stackers

Pallet Straddle Stackers are a compact, cost-effective alternative to high-end lift trucks and offer easy movement of pallets, crates and skids in warehouses, production lines and retail environments. The Model SS1-54274 Straddle Stacker offers a sturdy 1500 lb. capacity and 72" lift height. With a 42" I.D. base, this unit easily handles 40" x 48" pallets. Six models are available in the 42" I.D. group. Advance Lifts also offers 50" I.D. models that handle up to 48" x 48" pallets and up to 2000 lb. loads. Advance Lifts, Inc., 701 Kirk Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174.

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Electronic Balances

New software program is available in all Voyager electronic balances from Ohaus. Because of the simplicity and design of the user interface, each step of the density determination process is spelled out in plain text to the operator. Specific prompts are used for powdered metal parts in order to determine parameters such as oil impregnation. To find the density of a part, the user inputs the water temperature or density of other liquid. The sample part is placed on the weighing pan, and the sample weight is automatically stored in memory. The part is then suspended in liquid, the weight is captured again, and the density is calculated according to Archimedes' principle of fluid displacement. Ohaus Corporation, 27 Hanover Rd., Florham Park, NJ 07932.

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Coating System for Drum Handling Attachments

Model FTA drum handling attachment for steel, fiber and plastic drums, including the new ISO Drum, is now available with an exclusive Weather-Beak Coating System. This new coating system protects all moving parts of the clamping mechanism from oxidation and deterioration due to harsh climate or severe operating environments. More effective than black-oxide, this coating system prevents rust and breakdown by sealing moving parts and metal surfaces to shield them from the elements. Liftomatic Material Handling, Inc., 700 Dartmouth Lane, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089.

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Compact Industrial Computer

The Allen-Bradley RAC6181 industrial computer is based on the Microsoft Windows CE operating system, and is ideal for OEM users in the development of their own Windows CE software applications. The computer offers the necessary speed and processing power to operate on the Windows CE platform, and comes s with the Windows CE operating systems 2.11. It features a 40MB solid-state flash disk drive and PC card (PCMCIA drive). The computer incorporates a 10.4" thin film transistor (TFT) active matrix flat panel display with 640 x 480 resolution. The computer is designed to resist shock, vibration, high-pressure washdowns, and extreme temperatures. Rockwell Automation, Department 1095, 10701 Hampshire Ave. South, Bloomington, MN 55438.

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Digital Tension Link Scale

Featuring an ultra-high resolution, 14-bit A/D converter, the Intercomp TL6000 Digital Tension Link Scale weighs with an accuracy of [+ or -] 0.1 percent of applied load -- extremely high for electric units. Design flexibility allows users to choose the model and weighing capacity needed, ranging from 500 to 500,000 lbs. All electronics are shock mounted in a weatherproof aluminum or stainless steel housing. Components are protected against moisture, dust and rough usage. Intercomp, 14465 23rd Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55447. North American Material Handling Show, Booth #2427.

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Belt Alignment Control For Vertical Belts

Conveyor Components Company has introduced an alignment control for vertical belts. This new unit is designed exclusively for vertical belts typically found on bucket elevators. The Model VA-X complies with OSHA mandates under Code of Federal Regulations 1910.272 for grain handling facilities. It utilizes an explosion proof micro switch that is UL listed and CSA certified. The control protects elevator legs from severe damage that may result from misalignment of vertical bucket belts. Used in pairs, these explosion proof controls can be wired to give warning signals and/or can be connected directly into the motor starter circuit to stop the bucket elevator. A NEMA 4 general purpose model is available for non-grain applications. Conveyor Components Company, 130 Seltzer Rd., Croswell, MI 48422.

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Industrial Printer

The I-4206 is an industrial 4" printer that prints at a fast 6 ips at 203 dpi resolution. The modular unit allows an operator to add or change an option, easily upgrading the printer for future opportunities. The I-4206 is powered by a 32-bit Motorola cold-fire processor and redesigned firmware. The lightweight printer features a precision crafted die-cast aluminum frame. Other standard features include an easy-to-read front LCD display, color coded operator cues, embossed media loading diagrams, wide access to the printhead, and a collapsible ribbon hub to allow easy loading and unloading. Options include external rewinder, present sensor and cutter with tray. Fernqvist Labeling Solutions, 1245 Spacepark Way, Suite C, Mountain View, CA 94043.

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Pallet Rack And Wire Deck System

Wireway/Husky Rack Deck System features pallet racks and wire decks that are fully integrated for easy installation. Available from stock in a wide range of sizes for immediate shipment, the wire decks simply drop over the rack beams and there is nothing to fasten. The system's steel rack beams and uprights have a polyurethane finish and the upright frame capacities meet AISI 1996 and RMI 1997 specifications. Designed to allow full sprinkler protection and cleanliness, the wire decks meet MH.26.2 (RMI) specifications. Wireway/Husky Corp., P.O. Box 645, Denver, NC 28037.

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