Flue

Definition: What is a Flue? Flue spaces are used to combat fires. They form clear vertical lines of sight from the floor up to the ceiling within rack storage areas. Spaces between rows of storage in the direction of loading are known as transverse flues. Spaces between rows of storage perpendicular to the direction of …

Lift Truck Parts

Lift truck parts are components that are manufactured to replace worn our pieces of a forklift. Just like on a car, there are consumable pieces of the lift truck that wear out over time such as batteries, tires, as well as mechanical and electrical pieces of the vehicle that provide performance and operational capability. Parts …

Footplates

Definition: What are footplates? Steel plates welded to the bottom of columns and to columns in frames are known as footplates. Holes punched in them permit anchoring of footplates to concrete slabs. In a material handling context, calculating the proper footplate for a particular project is an involved proposition. Its size and strength would be …

Case Flow

Definition: What is Case Flow? Also called carton flow, a case-racking system designed for maximizing depth space, case flow uses a conveyor that is slightly inclined to make cases or totes move easily along a sloped plane. Called also gravity flow or dynamic flow racking systems, the case flow system is frequently equipped with motion …

Pallet Flow

Definition: What is Pallet Flow? A pallet racking system designed for depth space, pallet flow uses a conveyor that is slightly inclined to make pallets or totes move easily along a sloped plane. Called also gravity flow or dynamic flow racking systems, the pallet flow system is frequently equipped with motion and braking systems to …