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ATTACHED-LID CONTAINERS

FlapNest 2717-12 nestable containers stack with lids flapped shut and nest with lids flapped open. The 5:1 nesting ratio reduces return shipping and storage costs. The containers feature plastic hinges, reinforced lid and wall collars and strapping locations in both directions. Optional reinforced bottom prevents container damage with heavy usage.. IPL Material Handling.

FLOW CELL WITH TILTED SHELF

This flow cell is a complete, modular unit including posts, beams and drop-in tilted shelf. For line-side storage and parts picking, the shelf is angled at 22° to maximize view and access of picks. Per-shelf capacity is 1,000 lb; total cell capacity is 3,000 lb. Prepunched posts, bolt-on beams and drop-in shelf make assembly simple. Optional accessories include label holders, casters and workbench. Unex Mfg. Inc.

OVERHEAD CRANE STOPS

These non-slide overhead crane stops are for use where conventional crane stop attaching plates interfere with rail hook bolts. The stops feature dogs that clamp the upright wedge to the rail. The upright wedge is available in straight-edged or curved styles. The stops are designed for cranes traveling at normal operating speed, and to separate one crane from another. Aldon Co. Inc.

CASE STUDY

ESP MODIFIES CONVEYOR PLATFORMS

A Wisconsin apple processor needed a special conveyor. The application called for a conveyor to be partially submerged in a large tank of water. Jets inside the tank circulate water to guide apples toward the cleated, plastic-chain-operated conveyor belt, which moves the apples to the next processing stage.

Engineer's Special Products (ESP), a program that designs conveyors with unique dimensions and characteristics above and beyond the dimensions of regular conveyor platforms, built a heavy-duty sanitary conveyor for the apple processor.

The conveyor, part of the AquaPruf family of sanitary conveyors, was built specifically to conform to the customer's application: 32 inches wide, eight feet long. Since the conveyor would be submerged in water, the front bearings were removed and replaced with a sprocket spinning on a round shaft for better performance.

Delivery of an ESP AquaPruf sanitary conveyor and related accessories is typically four weeks from final approval. Dorner Mfg. Corp.

SECURITY CARTS

The RC-8 security cart is 48 x 24 x 70 in. with a double-door front. Casters are bolted to welded plates for durability. The cart features EZ Latch N Lock system, 2.25 x 2.25-in. side mesh and 1 x 4-in. base mesh. Shelves are optional and can be placed every 2.25 in. for 26 shelves per cart. Carico Systems.

LIFT TRUCKS FOR TOUGH JOBS

The H70-120XM Series lift truck handles loads from 7,000 to 12,000 lb. Its rigid isolating mounting system features armored elastomer engine mounts that compensate varying engine load levels, lessening vibration and noise. Vista mast provides smooth transition during lifting and lowering. Grid-style overhead guard enhances visibility at extended lift heights. Hyster Co.

ROLLER TRACK WITH GUIDE

The Profile Series roller track now includes a special slide-guide to ensure smooth carton flow. The track features a full-length, captive T-slot on each side to eliminate possible carton misalignment. The roller track measures 35mm high x 40mm wide, and wheels of 33mm or 44 mm diameter. The modular track can be assembled or disassembled without tools. A T-slot nut makes it easy to mount and position accessories such as scanners, proximity switches and light curtains. Quixxsmart Structures Inc.

JUMBO SCISSORS LIFTS

Fourteen jumbo lifts are available for a variety of applications. Seven models are single-leg lifts with capacities from 12,000 to 40,000 lb; platform size ranges from 9 x 12 ft to 12 x 20 ft; travel from 5 to 6 ft. Seven double-leg models have capacities from 6,000 to 60,000 lb; platform size from 8.5 x 38 ft to 8.5 x 50 ft. Options include hand rails, limit switches, safety tread decks and more. Advance Lifts Inc.

BATTERY CHANGERS

PCE Series Power Changers stack batteries up to six levels high. Dual electric lift and drive offers loaded travel speed to 180 fpm, lift speed to 21 fpm. PLC-controlled battery safety stop and deadman operator platform provide safety during battery changes. Materials Transportation Co.

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