Material Handling 

SEPTEMBER FEATURED PRODUCTS

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MEDIA

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Zaber's Gantry System for Multi-Axis Applications
Zaber's gantry systems are designed for multi-axis applications that require larger load and longer travel requirements.
Drives 101: Basic features of AC Drives

In this Automation.com interview with drives industry expert Rick Kirkpatrick, you'll learn about the production and business advantages of using AC drives to control motor speeds. To...

Zaber's Heavy Duty Stage with Dust Cover
Zaber's A-LST-C Series motorized linear stages are capable of pushing loads up to 100 kg, and feature stainless steel dust covers and built-in controllers.
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RESOURCES

in Material Handling
  • System Plast publishes on-line conveyor components catalog  
    System Plast publishes on-line conveyor components catalog

    Smart Guide digital catalog provides customers with the ability to view and select conveyor solution products from eleven product groups. MORE

  • Konecranes announces TRUCONNECT Crane Monitoring service 
    Konecranes announces TRUCONNECT Crane Monitoring service

    TRUCONNECT provides continuous data collection to provide customers with a clear view of crane usage. MORE

  • Mettler Toledo publishes guide to Dimensioning, Weighing and Scanning  
    Mettler Toledo publishes guide to Dimensioning, Weighing...

    The guide offers impartial advice on available dimensioning, weighing and scanning technology, system configurations, and what needs to be planned... MORE

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    WHITE PAPERS

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  • How Automation Technologies Improve Operating Efficiency and Reduce Collisions on Manned Forklifts 
    How Automation Technologies Improve Operating Efficiency...

    By Jeff Wuendry, SICK
    This white paper explains the available types of backup sensing solutions on manned forklifts, their respective advantages... MORE

  • Transforming the Light Curtain 
    Transforming the Light Curtain

    By Tyler Glieden, SICK
    By reducing the need for physical guards and barriers, light curtains can increase the maintainability of the equipment... MORE

  • Supercharged ID: Image-based Barcode Readers Leap Forward With Breakthrough Technology 
    Supercharged ID: Image-based Barcode Readers Leap Forward...

    Automation.com, March 2012

    By Michael C. Moed, Cognex

    Image-based ID readers stand poised to replace laser scanners in several... MORE

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    CASE STUDIES

    in Material Handling
  • Speeding up the production of gold bars 
    Speeding up the production of gold bars

    Process Engineer
    Autocon Innovations in South Africa installed Festo belt drives in a new machine for the production of small gold bars. The... MORE

  • Automated barrier doors protect employees at Rubbermaid Commercial Products shipping facility 
    Automated barrier doors protect employees at Rubbermaid...

    Although it was a more costly option initially, the automated barrier door was clearly the best choice for protecting employees, minimizing... MORE

  • I/O Choices for Machine Builders Enhance Flexibility 
    I/O Choices for Machine Builders Enhance Flexibility

    Control Design
    Cofely Services' Airport Group installed an airport baggage handling control system for 100 conveyors with B&R Automation I/O,... MORE

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    EVENTS

    in Material Handling
    September 8, 2014 - September 13, 2014
    Chicago , IL, USA


    From chain and belt transmissions, to sealants and air compressor technology, Motion, Drive & Automation North America showcases the most important products in the industry and is positioned to become the North American hub for innovation and networking in industrial processes.

    September 8, 2014 - September 13, 2014
    Chicago , IL, USA


    From robotics and automation services, to micro sensors and nanotechnology, Industrial Automation North America showcases the most important products in the industry and is the North American hub for innovation and networking in industrial automation.

    September 8, 2014 - September 13, 2014
    Chicago , IL, USA


    IMTS will host more than 100,000 manufacturing industry professionals from more than 119 countries. IMTS visitors see more than 15,000 new machine tools, controls, computers, software, components, systems and processes that can improve their efficiency. They also come together to gain valuable ideas and insights from the world’s leading equipment producers.

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    TRAINING

    in Material Handling
    September 9, 2014
    Franklin , TN


    This FREE one-day training class prepares the student to apply PROFINET in his own project. Lunch is included. Technical details of the technology are provided along with practical demonstrations. The class is designed for End Users, OEMs, System Integrators and Manufacturers of automation devices. Each student will receive a certificate for 5.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH).

    September 16, 2014
    Ann Arbor , MI, USA


    If you need to accelerate your EtherNet/IP knowledge to get started with your product development, this one-day QUICK START course is for you! Attend this course, brought to you by ODVA – the association that develops and manages the EtherNet/IP technology – to learn more about how to evaluate these issues for your needs.

    September 30, 2014
    Raunheim , DE, Germany


    If you need to accelerate your EtherNet/IP knowledge to get started with your product development, this one-day QUICK START course is for you! Attend this course, brought to you by ODVA – the association that develops and manages the EtherNet/IP technology – to learn more about how to evaluate these issues for your needs.