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 …

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 …

Materials Handling

Definition: What is Materials Handling? Moving goods or materials within short distances in a storage area is known as material handling (called by some materials handling). The activity includes loading, unloading, palletizing (storing and transporting goods stacked on pallets, shipped as unit loads), as well as, de-palletizing and a number of similar operations. Fork-lift trucks …

Opportunity Charging

Definition: What is Opportunity Charging? Opportunity charging is a system that permits batteries to be charged several times during the work cycle (usually eight hours). This permits one battery to remain in the vehicle much longer than the traditional power sources. The objective is to eliminate the requirement to change spent batteries during a shift …

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 …