Box Girder Crane

Definition: What is a Box Girder Crane? The box girder crane is an overhead travelling crane that uses a “box” configuration. The design includes a four-sided box. The box has a running surface plate for the hoist trolley that is attached to the bottom of the box. The box girder has greater loading capabilities. The …

Guidance Systems

Definition: What are Guidance Systems? A virtual or physical device, or a group of devices, to implement a guidance process used for controlling the movement of an object is known as the guidance system. The system calculates changes in position, velocity, attitude, and/or rotation rates of a moving object required to follow a certain trajectory …

Gravity Conveyor

Definition: What is a Gravity Conveyor? Gravity conveyor is an unpowered conveyor such as a gravity chute or a roller conveyor that uses the force of gravity to move materials over a downward path. A gravity conveyor is used to transport articles with sufficient weight to allow them to move unassisted downwards, usually on an …

Granularity

Definition: What is Granularity? Granularity helps define the level of detail used in modelling of situations or straight decision-making processes. The greater the granulation, the deeper the level of detail. Granularity is usually used to characterize the scale or level of detail in a set of data. In Raymond Handling’s special case, granularity refers to …

Gondola Shelving

Definition: What is Gondola Shelving? A floor-mounted shelving system using cantilevered shelves that extend from one or both sides of a rigid vertical back is known as gondola shelving. It is used mostly in retail because it is easy to move and reconfigure. Known also as “the pegboard style” of shelving, a typical gondola shelving …