Hello again.  In this week’s blog, we are going to cover a few basic terms and definitions as they apply to the material handling industry.  Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding material handling equipment.

pallet-flow-racks1971-7112Dedicated Aisles–  An aisle in a warehouse serving only one function. This aisle can be for order selection, product storage, or both.

Buffer Storage–  The part of a warehouse in which back-up or reserve stock is stored awaiting transfer into active storage.

Belt Conveyor–  A continuous fabric, rubber, plastic, leather or metal belt operated over a suitable drive and tail end, and over belt idlers or slider bed for handling materials, packages or objects placed directly upon the belt.

Pallet Rack Shelving–  Standard pallet rack can be equipped with shelf panel inserts so that pallet rack can be used for storing binnable, rackable or palletized materials as needs change.

Pallet Loader–  An automatic or semiautomatic machine consisting of synchronized conveyors and mechanisms to receive objects from a conveyor(s) and place them onto pallets according to a prearranged pattern.

On behalf of all of us here at Storage Solutions, thanks for stopping by.  Don’t forget to join us again next week!

1 reply
  1. Taylor Bishop
    Taylor Bishop says:

    Thanks for going into detail about these terms and definitions for the material handling industry. I didn’t know about the buffer storage and that it’s used to store reserved or back-up stock. To be honest, I would love to see this process in action. Not only that, but it would also be interesting to see the kind of safety measures that are implemented to make sure no one gets hurt while working around or handling this equipment.

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