Materials-handling equipment

Materials-handling equipment

Devices used for handling materials in an industrial distribution activity. The equipment moves products as discrete articles, in suitable containers, or as solid bulk materials which are relatively free-flowing.

Many different types of machines result from combinations and permutations of the following factors: (1) The route over which the product is moved may be fixed or variable; (2) the path of travel may be horizontal, inclined, declined, or vertical; (3) motion may be imparted to the product manually, by the force of gravity, by air pressure, by vacuum, by vibration, or by power-actuated components of the machine; (4) the motion may be continuous or intermittent (reciprocating); and (5) the product may be supported or carried suspended during the handling operation. Based upon their most common characteristics, materials-handling machines can be grouped into six broad categories, listed in the following cross references. See Bulk-handling machines, Elevating machines, Hoisting machines, Monorail

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ACS--parent of the AEC, Sterling, Cumberland, and Colortronic brands--was most interested in Walton/Stout's large PET dryers and crystallizers, though it will continue to support other materials-handling equipment formerly produced by Walton/Stout.
Materials-handling equipment includes box dumpers, lift and seal box dumpers, high-lift box dumpers, high-lift and seal box dumpers, gaylord tilters, transfer hoppers, auger conveyor systems, bulk-bag fillers, bulk-bag unloaders, bulk-storage silos and surge bins.
Offers materials-handling equipment and automated systems for conveying, loading/ unloading, filling, weigh batching, blending, feeding and/or distributing bulk resins, additives and regrind without dusting or contamination.
Company custom designs and manufactures materials-handling equipment including container and drum dumpers, bulk-bag discharging and filling systems, bulk-bag conditioning systems, and engineered systems to meet specific application requirements.
Bulk materials-handling equipment and solids-processing equipment include container dumpers and tilters, mixers and blenders, mechanical conveyors, storage equipment, and bag-handling equipment.
Remember the old days when materials-handling equipment was a bunch of sheet-metal bins, dusty hoppers, spaghetti tubing, and noisy vacuum blowers?
The firm also offers materials-handling equipment from truck and railcar unloaders to silos, day bins, and central vacuum-conveying systems.
Other new products for North America will include granulators, screeners and separators, feed-regulating conveyors, and an expanded line of metal detectors and materials-handling equipment.
in Fremont, Ohio, tied its materials-handling equipment into a home made CIM system designed to improve color-change times and minimize materials-handling delays.
Builds and installs a full range of pneumatic materials-handling equipment.

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