- Cable Reel
Cable Reel - An electrically, manually or spring-loaded device used to accumulate power cable on a reel so as to keep the cable from interfering with the piece of equipment to which the cable is bring...click for the full definition
- Cantilever Rack
Cantilever Rack - A rack, utilizing \"arms\" cantilevered from columns, used where there is a need for a full clear shelf that can be loaded from the front without obstruction from rack support uprigh...click for the full definition
- Cantilevered Gantry Crane
Cantilevered Gantry Crane - A single or double legged gantry crane designed so that the bridge girder extends over the leg or legs so as to form a cantilevered configuration. Such a design increases...click for the full definition
- Collapsible Container
Collapsible Container - A container (metal or plastic) that may be disassembled or dismantled into separate pieces or folded in order to save storage space. These types of containers can be reassemble...click for the full definition
Collector - Electrical contacting devices providing a path for current flow from stationary conductors to moving equipment.
- Collector Shoe
Collector Shoe - The portion of a collector which makes contact by sliding on the conductor bar.
- Collision Prevention
Collision Prevention - The use of sensors to detect the presence of objects and, through the use of integrated controls, prevent a collision between two objects from occurring.
- Column Mounted Jib Crane
Column Mounted Jib Crane - Also referred to as a \"pillar-supported\" jib crane. The jib is attached to a self-supporting floor mounted or floor to ceiling mounted mast. A column mounted jib crane...click for the full definition
Comealong - A common term for a ratchet lever hoist. See Ratchet lever hoist.
- Commercial Shelving
Commercial Shelving - Shelving made from lighter gauge materials and designed to provide storage for lighter weight materials and packages. Often carries a 350# load limit.
- Compression Molded Pallet
Compression Molded Pallet - Plastic material is placed in an open mold, which is then closed. Pressure is applied as the mold halves come together (usually in a vertical configuration), forcing the ...click for the full definition
- Computer Aided Design (CAD)
CAD - Computer aided design. A computer software system that allows the user to \"draw\" and design objects \"on a screen\" as opposed to the traditional method of drafting and prototyping.
- Conductive Container
Conductive Container - Container that is permanently static dissipative.
- Conductor Bar
Conductor Bar - Track mounted insulated bar used to transmit electric current to a vehicle.
Consultant - Consultants whose practice includes the areas of material handling and logistics possess varying degrees of technical expertise, ranging from business process advice and design to detaile...click for the full definition
- Contained Load
Contained Load - A pallet load of items or cartons (either identical or mixed in terms of size or contents).
Container - A receptacle such as a bag, barrel, drum, box, crate or package used to hold and to protect contents. Shop our online catalog for a variety of container options.
- Container Load Capacity
Container Load Capacity - Maximum content weight a container can safely hold.
- Container Return Ratio
Container Return Ratio - Comparison of the number of collapsed containers that equal the height of one upright container. The higher the ratio, the higher the savings with return shi...click for the full definition
- Container Washing
Container Washing - Service to clean and maintain containers.
Containerization - The process of packing or shipping materials in containers.
Control - Controls refer to the control devices (and software) required to operate powered, mechanical material handling equipment. It is the emphasis on control that ultimately leads to a...click for the full definition
Controller - A device by means of which the operator controls the speed, acceleration, torque and/or direction or motor driven equipment.
- Convergent Beam
Convergent Beam - Another name for fixed focus sensing where the photoelectric sensor will only detect objects at a fixed distance from the sensor.
Conveyor - A horizontal, inclined, or vertical device for moving or transporting bulk material, packages, or objects in a path predetermined by the design of the device, and having points of loa...click for the full definition
- Conveyor Belt
Conveyor Belt - A belt used to carry materials and transmit power required to move the load being conveyed.
- Corrugated Plastic Container
Corrugated Plastic Container - A plastic container with walls designed with two \"faces\" of plastic with ridges and grooves sandwiched between them. Such corrugation adds strength and sta...click for the full definition
- Corrugated Steel Container
Corrugated Steel Container - A container fabricated from corrugated steel sheet as a completed assembly for containment, with the possible addition of structural sections for additional st...click for the full definition
- Counterbalanced Truck
Counterbalanced Truck - An industrial truck that is weighed at the rear of the truck to prevent (counter) any forward tipping of the truck that could occur when lifting a load. [caption id=\"...click for the full definition
Crane - A machine for lifting and lowering a load, and moving it horizontally. Drives may be manual, power, or a combination of both.Click here for more information on cranes. See our online Demag s...click for the full definition
Crate - A box used to protect materials during shipping and storage.
- Cross Belt Sorter Conveyor
Cross Belt Sorter Conveyor - Another form of the tray sorter is where the tray is replaced by a short belt conveyor section with its direction of travel orientated perpendicular to the line of trave...click for the full definition
- Cross Docking
Cross Docking - The process of moving merchandise from the receiving dock to shipping for shipping without placing it first into storage locations. Information regarding the merchand...click for the full definition
- Cross Stacking
Cross Stacking - The ability to inter-stack different heights and sizes of containers due to the rib design on the container base.
Cubing - The amount of space occupied by an item or the volume within a system or building.
- Cumulative Trauma Disorder
Cumulative Trauma Disorder - An injury that may be the result of stresses from repetitive motions such as twisting of the body during product movement or key board entry.  ...click for the full definition
- Cycle Life
Cycle Life refers to the number of complete charge/discharge cycles that the forklift battery is able to support before its capacity falls below 80% of its original capacity. Most batteries begin wi...click for the full definition
- Cycle Time
Cycle Time - A measurement of time required to order, fulfill, and deliver products and stock items. The two (2) major components of cycle time are order cycle and replenishment cycl...click for the full definition