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16) All way entry pallet

The construction of the pallet allows entry from all sides and ends by a fork truck.

17) Ambient temperature

The temperature of the atmosphere surrounding equipment.

18) Ampacity

The current carrying capacity expressed in amperes.

19) Angular creep

Extremely slow speed movement of a tilter that is the result of normal, internal leakage of fluid control valves.

20) Angular travel

The angular difference between the two tilting travel limits of the platform deck or forks, expressed in degrees.

21) APMHC

The Association of Professional Material Handling Consultants (APMHC) was organized in 1959 by several leaders who saw the need for more reliable, capable and professional services in the material handling consulting field. APMHC is a professional society composed of individual consultants in the material handling field.  It promotes and coordinates the exchange of ideas and information among members; encourages the improvement of analysis, synthesis, installation and training, and assists other groups in promotion material handling generally and the consulting profession specifically.

22) Appointed person

One who is assigned responsibility by the employer or the employer's representative.

23) Arm conveyor

A conveyor consisting of an endless belt, one or more chains, to which are attached projecting arms, or shelves, for handling packages or objects in a vertical or inclined path.

24) AS/RS

AS/RS is becoming a generic term that today refers to a variety of means under computer control for automatically depositing and retrieving loads from defined storage locations. See also  Carousels . Although both of these technologies have roots that go back some 40 to 50 years, it is only since the late 1990s that AS/RS has been used to refer to more than crane and aisle applications.

25) Assembly line balancing

A process by which all work required to complete an assembly is divided and assigned to progressive stations, such that the work in each station is equal or nearly equal.

26) Association of Professional Material Handling Consultants

The Association of Professional Material Handling Consultants (APMHC) was organized in 1959 by several leaders who saw the need for more reliable, capable and professional services in the material handling consulting field. APMHC is a professional society composed of individual consultants in the material handling field.  It promotes and coordinates the exchange of ideas and information among members; encourages the improvement of analysis, synthesis, installation and training, and assists other groups in promotion material handling generally and the consulting profession specifically.

27) Attached lid container

Just as the term denotes, any material handling container (steel or plastic) that includes a lid that is attached to container and is an integral part of the design and function of the container.

28) Authorized person

Trained or qualified personnel, approved or assigned to perform a specific duty or duties.

29) Auto ID

Automatic identification.  A system which utilizes bar codes and other symbologies to provide information.

30) Auto-lock clips

Spring-loaded clips on collapsible pallet containers that automatically lock hinged sidewalls and optional doors.