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1) Carts

Wheeled devices, generally made from plastic and/or metal, utilized to move items within a warehouse, distribution center or manufacturing facility.  Carts can be equipped with drawers, bins, trays or flat surfaces to secure items for transport and storage. Carts utilize casters as well as pneumatic and semi-pneumatic wheels.  See also Trays .

2) Lift cart

A hand cart with a scissor or mast supported lifting platform.

3) Tray

Plastic or metal container utilized to house or carry small parts and items.  Often use in conjunction with carts or shelving for this movement or storage.  See also Cart .

4) Case pick

The selection of merchandise packaged in shippable cartons for orders from a pick location onto a transporting device (conveyor, cart, pallet).

5) Kanban holders

A term meaning "signboard" in Japanese, refers to the instruction placards placed on warehouse carts containing materials scheduled for production.  In warehousing, Kanban is essentially the same as just-in-time (JIT).

6) Manipulator

A stationary (does not mean that nothing moves) movement assist device that is often equipped with end effectors for handling different types of loads. End effectors include all forms of grippers, forks, barrel grabs, etc. Manipulators counteract the weight of the load, rendering it almost weightless by way of hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders, or simply by way of counter weights and the exercising of very limited manual control. Most manipulators require manual actuation and control and are therefore manual assist devices. They are mounted to the floor, wall or ceiling. In some cases, manipulators are mounted to a fixed base plate and the entire unit can be moved via a trolley, cart or frok lift truck.