Aluminum rail jib cranes
offer T-slot design
Engineered Material Handling (EMH)
offers the new AL Sys-tems™ aluminum rail
jib cranes in 250- and
500-lb. capacities and
spans up to 15 ft. The
cranes are suitable for
numerous applications, including underneath bridge cranes, in
areas serving multiple workstations, for outdoor loading docks, and in machining and assembly areas where several jib cranes might overlap.
The exclusive T-slot design allows splicing together two pieces of rail. With
this design, installation with a variety of integrating equipment, such as lifters
and end effectors, chain hoists, and smart lifters, is simplified. It also eliminates bumps when a load is moved over track splices.
EMH T-Slot splice design also eliminates bumps when a load is moved over
With lightweight aluminum track profiles, the cranes can be configured to
suit almost any application requirement. The anodized aluminum extrusions
and enclosed rails help maximize strength, provide durability, and add aesthetics. The articulating cranes do not require movement at right angles. Operation is smooth, and starting force is low, even when the load is at the end of
the bridge, the company states. Anti-kickup nylon wheels deliver smooth and
safe movement of the trolley inside the enclosed rail, the manufacturer states.
Engineered Material Handling
550 Crane Drive
Valley City, OH 44280
Vanadium-tungsten carbide hardface
welding alloy resists abrasion
Postle Industries has introduced a vanadium-tungsten carbide hardfacing alloy for extreme
PS150, available as an
open-arc welding wire.
Postalloy® PS-150 is
a tubular metal-cored
hardfacing wire that
provides a dense, heterogeneous deposit of vanadium-tungsten carbides, resulting in a combination of abrasion and impact resistance. According to the company, the wire is
nearly equal to tungsten carbide in hardness and weighs half as much. With
proper procedures, weld layers are noncracking and are easily rebuilt, the
Postle Industries Inc.
5500 W. 164th St.
Cleveland, OH 44142
Ambient air quality system
The new RoboVent Vista360
ductless, ceiling-mounted dust
collector combines the power of
a traditional push/pull dust collection system with the flexibility
of a stand-alone dust collector.
It collects fumes and dust from
manual welding, metalworking,
When a number of the collectors are used together, the system creates circular air patterns in the facility that continually pull contaminated air into the
filtration unit and push clean, filtered air back into the plant. Since it does not
require a ductwork system, it is simple to install, reconfigure, and maintain.
Since the dust collector is overhead and out of the way, it does not affect floor
space. Everything is accessible for filter changes and maintenance, with no special tools required. The single-filter design helps simplify filter changeout.
275 Outerbelt St.
Columbus, OH 43213