Lift Table

Definition: What is a Lift Table? A device that employs a scissors mechanism to raise or lower goods and/or persons is known as lift table. This equipment helps raise heavy loads, usually large in size, for relatively small distances. Lift tables are used mostly to handle pallets, load vehicles and position workers for particular, specialized …

Motorized Pallet Truck

Definition: What are Motorized Pallet Trucks? Motorized pallet trucks are one of the most frequently used pieces of equipment in material handling. Called also counterbalance forklift trucks, these machines feature forks that protrude from their front. Unlike the so-called walkies that are driven by sheer human effort, motorized pallet trucks are powered by electric, gas …

Electric Trucks

Definition: What are Electric Trucks Electric trucks are powered by an electric motor instead of an internal combustion (IC) engine, using either rechargeable industrial batteries or external ways of conveying power (wire, rail, etc.). Like any other lift truck, the electric variation is used to lift and transport materials for short distances. Two power-operated horizontal …

Narrow Aisle Truck

Definition: What is a Narrow Aisle Truck? Narrow-aisle trucks are designed to work in areas narrower than 12 feet (144 inches). While they provide more storage space, narrow aisle storage systems require reach trucks and order pickers to operate in much narrower aisle widths. Narrow-aisle trucks use electric motors. They work in aisles 8 to …

Queue Time

Definition: What is Queue Time? The amount of time it takes for a person, signal, or thing to be attended to is called queue time. In general definition, queue time also includes the time before work that adds value to a product is performed. Queue time takes about 90 percent of total lead time in …