Hamaco enters U.S. lift product market

High-output, advanced motors and other innovations are why Hamaco Industries Corporation (Booth 2615) is confident of strong growth in the U.S. market for its lift products.

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Hamaco is the market leader for lift products in Japan, according to Bill Zinniger, U.S. national sales manager. The company, which has U.S. headquarters in Norcross, Ga., began U.S. sales in December 2012.

Among its innovations, according to Zinniger, are lifts that use an interior permanent magnet (IPM) motor that generates both magnetic torque and what’s known as “reluctance” torque, which has the end effect of 30% more power output compared to a conventional motor of similar size. A lift that uses an IPM motor also is more energy efficient and quieter, added Zinniger,

To date, IPM motors mainly have been used in Japanese hybrid cars, Zinnniger said. “This is a first for the material handling industry,” he said. “These are advanced electrical motors that have high output and that are very efficient.”

Hamaco also offers an ultra-low, slim lift suitable for raising loaded carts. This lift uses a ball screw design.

ProMat 2013 is scheduled to be held January 21-24, 2013 in Chicago’s McCormick Place South. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry. Modern’s complete ProMat 2013 coverage.


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