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1) HDPE

High Density Polyethylene

2) Polyethylene plastic

A polymerized resin used especially for making tubing, film or bags for packaging.

3) High rise shelving

Units in excess of 10'3" high and serviced by rolling ladders or mechanical non-entry stock pickers.  Normally tied together across the top over aisles.

4) Modular drawers

Housed in cabinets (wheeled or stationary), modular drawers offer high density storage and retrieval of parts, tools, supplies instruments and equipment in commercial, industrial and institutional environments.  These drawers are capable of being partitioned and compartmentalized to segregate items in the drawer.

5) Modular drawer cabinet

Modular drawer cabinets make efficient use of storage space by providing secured enclosed storage for small or high value parts.  The operator has a clear view of all stored items as the drawers are withdrawn from the cabinet. An added value of modular drawers is that each drawer can be positioned or sub-divided into smaller storage cells.  Modular drawer cabinets, used extensively in tool cribs, parts supply rooms and maintenance areas, provide higher density, improved organization, more security and protection and a greater utilization of storage space. Such modular drawer cabinets may be wheeled or fixed in place.

6) Dynamic storage system

A storage system that provides varying means of either mechanically moving storage locations or loads within the systems so as to increase storage density and/or to increase storage, retrieval and order picking throughput.

7) Double deep rack

A racking system that is used where a greater storage density is required. It accommodates two pallet loads stacked back-to-back and requires special fork trucks called reach trucks.

8) Pallet flow rack

May be considered back-to-back selective rack.  Inclined conveyor wheel sections are installed in the rack enabling back-loaded pallets are allowed to flow by gravity to the front or pick face.  Pallet flow rack is useful for the movement of fast-moving items and serves to increase density of storage and throughput.

9) Rack

A single or multi-level structural storage system that is utilized to support high stacking of single items or palletized loads

10) Stacking frames

Portable storage aids for attachment to pallets to enable stacking of unstable items two three or more units high.

11) Storage racks

A single or multi-level structural storage system that is utilized to support high stacking of single items or palletized loads.

12) Active face

The surface of an inductive proximity sensor where a high frequency electromagnetic field emerges, although there is no direct magnetic field occurring.

13) Pallet racks

A single or multi-level structural storage system that is utilized to support high stacking of single items or palletized loads.

14) Radio frequency

A communication medium by which motor and controls are directed by means of high and low frequency radio transmission directives.  Often referred to as a Wireless Controls .

15) Reel racks

A storage rack configuration (one or more levels high) that is designed specifically to store reels of materials such as cable and cord.  The reels are "cradled" in the rack.