Air Curtains

Definition: What is an Air Curtain? Air curtains are devices used in large spaces such as warehouses, that are used to stop air and contaminants from tranvelling between two separated spaces. They incorporate down-facing fans over building entrances or openings between two spaces in which temperatures are set to differ. Another usage is as pneumatic …

Nonstep Beam Application

Definition: What is a Nonstep Beam Application? An application in which the area of wire decking support is confined to the surface area on the top of the front and rear beams for the rack is known as a nonstep application. Nonstep beams offer just one horizontal surface to place rack decking on, for example …

Impact Alarm

Definition: What is an Impact Alarm? Impact alarm devices are designed to warn operators of material handling equipment of imminent danger to their machinery getting in contact with any kind of obstacles in their path. These devices use a wide array of detecting sensors, from mechanical antennae (known as pigtails in the impact alarm industry) …

Cantilever Arm

What is a Cantilever Arm? A cantilever arm is defined as a beam, girder, or structural framework that is fixed at one end only. It supports a larger construction. It projects outwards beyond its support. The load is held by the arm which transfers the load to the supporting upright beam/base. In material handling industry, …