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  • December 2016 | John Pullen & Michael Weast

    Taking the Load

    Moving large-sized loads is not an easy task and the risks involved are great. Wheelift, an American manufacturer of vehicles for the transport of hea...
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  • SPMTS on Saturn
    September 2016 | Wheelift

    Specialized Transporters Move Core Stage of NASA’s Space Launch System Rocket

    Before NASA’s Space Launch System – the most powerful rocket in the world – can exercise its core “muscles” and climb off the launch pad, its core sta...
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  • Northrop Grumman transport
    August 2016 | Wheelift

    Northrop Grumman Soars With Automation

    Wheelift’s transporters were features in an Assembly Magazine article profiling the Northrop Grumman F-35 plant in California. Wheelift AGVs replaced ...
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  • March 2016 | Megan Anderson

    Cedar Valley Robot Week Open House

    The University of Northern Iowa will showcase robotics at work in the Cedar Valley, including at Doerfer Companies/TDS in Waterloo....
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  • Wheelift continues its global approach to growth
    March 2016 | Wheelift

    Waverly-based Doerfer Cos. continues its global approach to growth

    Doerfer Cos., a Waverly-based designer, manufacturer and integrator of factory automation systems and related equipment, has gone global, and the comp...
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  • Wheelift NASA Transporter
    March 2016 | Beckhoff Automation

    Wheelift Heavy Transporters Overcome Gravity on Earth to Help NASA Assembly Processes Reach for the Stars

    PC-based control and EtherCAT synchronize operation of multiple heavy transporters to move Space Launch System components over long distances....
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  • Craig Schmeiser Accepts NASA Award
    February 2016 | Amie Steffeneicher

    Cedar Falls Man Receives NASA Award for Work at TDS Automation

    Wheelift project manager Craig Schmeiser received an out-of-this-world honor–an award from NASA....
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  • October 2015 | Dave Takes

    NASA Visits Doerfer - Wheelift in Waterloo to Connect With Students Interested in Technology Careers

    NASA visited Doerfer - Wheelift’s headquarters in Waterloo, Iowa, today to tour the manufacturing facilities, talk to local students, and discuss the ...
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  • Doerfer Companies
    April 2015 |

    Doerfer Companies Acquires FSA Systemes D'Assemblage

    Doerfer Companies announced today that effective April 1 it has acquired majority interest in FSA Systemes D’Assemblage “FSA”, headquartered in France...
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  • Wheelift Transporters Operating in Multi-mode
    December 2013 | Wheelift

    Doerfer Wins Award from NASA for Wheelift Transporters

    Doerfer Companies announced today that it will receive an award from the National Aeronautics & Space Commission (NASA) in conjunction with an on-site...
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  • Headed Wheel Lift Transporter
    September 2012 | Wheelift

    Engineering Spotlight: The Wheelift In Action

    The aerospace industry was one of Terry’s first targets when it came to finding customers for the Wheelift transporter. Manufacturers of airliners and...
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  • Engineering Spotlight News
    September 2012 | Wheelift

    Engineering Spotlight: Mel Terry, Wheelift

    The men and women who strive to innovate, who seek out new technological developments and turn them into patent-able visions, are a critical backbone ...
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  • Wheelift Maritime News
    July 2012 | Wheelift

    Wheelift Maritime News: Rolling rather than lifting

    A change by some US Naval shipyards from suspending new parts from cranes to maneuvering them into position by using wheeled transporters may benefit ...
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  • Nuclear Spent Fuel Cask Transporter
    July 2012 | Wheelift

    Keeping it Secure

    “Magical is the term we frequently hear when people experience the maneuverability and precision offered through Wheelift’s heavy load transporters,” ...
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  • November 2011 | Wheelift

    Doerfer Companies Acquires Singapore based PSB Technologies, Pte., Ltd.

    Doerfer Companies announced that it has acquired one of Asia’s leading machine systems and automation companies, PSB Technologies, Pte. Ltd., based in...
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  • September 2011 | Wheelift

    A New Concept to Improve Heavy Transporter and AGV Capacity Performance

    Doerfer Company is announcing a new technology that is revolutionizing in-plant heavy load carrying capabilities....
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  • June 2010 | Mike Bacidore

    Heavy Transporter Wins Control Design Innovator Awards Competition

    Innovation can come in a variety of shapes and sizes. And sometimes, it's figuring out how to build a machine in a certain shape or size that makes it...
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