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16) Shelving panel sway brace

An alternate to the side sway brace.  A panel of steel which attaches to the front and rear post to prevent front to rear sway.

17) Shelving post system

The vertical upright member that supports the horizontal shelf.  Posts are manufactured in a variety of configurations.

18) Shelving service aisle

The area in front of a unit or row of units required to service (pick or place stock into or out of the shelving unit.

19) Shelving side panel

A sheet steel panel attaches to the front and rear post to enclose the side of the unit, or as a partition between units placed side by side.

20) Shelving side sway brace

Two pieces of flat or formed steel stock attached to the front and rear posts to prevent front to rear sway.

21) Shielded

An inductive proximity sensor configuration that allows for the sensor to be embedded in metal.  Shielded sensors contain a metal band that surrounds the ferrite core and allows the electromagnetic field to be concentrated to the front of the sensor face.

22) Shipping Container Code(SCC)

Achieved by adding a two digit code to the front of the standard UPC Code.

23) Shoe sorter conveyor

The conveying surface consists of continuously linked slats. The linked slats move in a manner similar to a belt. Between each slat, along one side, there is a shoe that moves along with the slats. Each shoe is capable of simultaneous independent lateral movement from one side of the conveyor to the other at the same time as it continues to move forward. At the appropriate time, controls sequence as many shoes as necessary, depending on the size of the load, to move from one side of the conveyor to the other, contacting the side of the load, thus directing the load to one of multiple discharge or take-away lanes. The take-away lanes can be powered by gravity. At the end of the run, after the last take-away lane, and on the return (remember the main sort lines move like a belt), the shoes are all reset to their original side. Such sorters are capable of higher sort rates in the range of 150 cases per minute. Another name for this type of sorter is surfing sorter .

24) Shop floor scheduling

A system that prioritizes and schedules work for the shop floor and communicates the progress of this work regarding the schedules and plans that have been made.  Shop floor planning is necessary to ensure that quantities that are expected to be completed on time are and also that the resources (labor, materials, machinery and equipment) are used to best effect in on-time delivery, inventory minimization and cost control.

25) Shuttles

Shuttles are used for the automated handling of totes, trays, cartons or all three in the same system – for either warehousing or manufacturing.

26) Side loader truck

An industrial truck with lifting capabilities and able to accommodate the narrowest of aisles, depending upon the model and type, all the way down to the 5 foot range. Trucks operating in this range are sometimes called very narrow aisle (VNA) trucks. With the exception of the platform type sideloader, the fork and/or the entire mast on a VNA style truck is capable of rotating or swiveling 90 degrees left or right within the aisle from the down aisle orientation. Some manufacturers have models that can stack in storage racks 10-12 pallets high.

27) Simulation

A technique used  to test-drive or simulate the operation of a material handling system in a production or warehousing facility.  A computer generated model is created to represent the proposed system and the flow of product is "sent" through the model.  The efficiency of the proposed system can thereby be gauged prior to the actual installation of the system.

28) Single deck pallet

A pallet possessing one load bearing deck.

29) Single deep rack

The simplest of all racking systems. This rack is selective and accommodates only a single pallet.

30) Single deep selective rack

Rack structure which allows loads to be stored one unit deep on either side of an aisle.