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106) Conductive container

Container that is permanently static dissipative.

107) Conductor bar

Track mounted insulated bar used to transmit electric current to a vehicle.

108) 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 detailed engineering design services that lead to equipment and systems being bid and procured. Although a consulting firm may also perform system integration services, it is more the exception than the rule. See also Systems Integrator .

109) Contained load

A pallet load of items or cartons (either identical or mixed in terms of size or contents).

110) Container

A receptacle (such as a box, enclosure) or a formed or flexible covering for the packing or shipment of articles, goods, or commodities. Containers may be constructed of plastic, welded wire, corrugated steel or aluminum. To obtain more information on the features and benefits on materials used to construct containers, please click below: Industrial Metal Containers and Wire Decking (IMC&WD) Reusable Container & Pallet Association (RCPA)

111) Containerization

The process of packing or shipping materials in containers.

112) Container load capacity

Maximum content weight a container can safely hold.

113) 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 shipments.

114) Container washing

Service to clean and maintain containers.

115) 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 an integrated system and brings about the level of coordination in material and information flow that is desired. With automated information handling, the word "controls" embraces specific pieces of hardware, software, a communication network and the human user interfaces used to capture and transmit data and instruction and invoke action. See also Integrated Systems & Controls .

116) Controller

A device by means of which the operator controls the speed, acceleration, torque and/or direction or motor driven equipment.

117) Convergent beam

Another name for fixed focus sensing where the photoelectric sensor will only detect objects at a fixed distance from the sensor.

118) 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 loading and discharge, fixed or selective.

119) Conveyor belt

A belt used to carry materials and transmit power required to move the load being conveyed.

120) Conveyor & Sortation Systems (CSS) Industry Group

The Conveyor & Sortation Systems (CSS) members are the Industry’s leading providers of conveyors and sortation systems. They design, fabricate and install conveyor and sortation systems worldwide and in virtually every major manufacturing and distribution sector. CSS prepares and distributes educational and promotional materials regarding the proper application and benefits of conveyor and sortation system solutions.