Shrink Wrap

Definition: What is Shrink Wrap? A protective wrapping for goods and/or materials using clear plastic film wound around the articles and then shrunk by heat is known as shrink wrap. After the package is wrapped perfectly, those who handle it apply heat that makes the film shrink, thus forming a sealed, tight-fitting package. The final …

Warehouse Management System

Definition: What is a warehouse management system? Software applications that allow management to have centralized control over day-to-day warehouse operations, including inventory locations and stock movement are called warehouse management systems (WMS). WMS tasks include control of the movement and storage of goods within a warehouse, processing the associated transactions such as shipping, receiving, putaway …

3 Wheeler

Definition: What is a 3 Wheeler? A forklift with a single-drive wheel added in the center of its rear to help ensure maximum maneuverability is known as a three-wheeler. Other than that, a three-wheel counterbalance forklift is similar to regular counterbalance machines. Forks protrude from the front of counterbalance trucks. With no outrigging legs or …

Walkie Stacker

What is a Walkie Stacker? An electric-powered lift truck (or forklift) operated by a person on foot is called walkie. A walkie stacker or pedestrian walk-behind stacker, a popular walkie in material handling industry, is defined as a walk-behind pallet truck with a mast for lifting pallets to heights. Walkies come in a variety of …

Walkie

Definition: What is a Walkie? A walkie, in material handling industry context, is an electric-powered lift truck or forklift that is operated by a person on foot. Walkies come in a variety of configurations. The most common walkies are simply used for lifting and moving pallets short distances. The walkie stops when the motor is …