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121) Corrugated plastic container

A plastic container with walls designed with two "faces" of plastic with ridges and grooves sandwiched between them. Such corrugation adds strength and stability to the walls of the container.

122) Corrugated steel container

A container fabricated from corrugated steel sheet as a completed assembly for containment, with the possible addition of structural sections for additional strength and with optional hardware added for specific use and application.

123) Counterbalanced truck

An industrial truck that is weighed at the rear of the truck to prevent (counter) any forward tipping of the truck that could occur when lifting a load.

124) Crane

A machine for lifting and lowering a load, and moving it horizontally. Drives may be manual, power, or a combination of both.

125) Crane Association

The Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Inc. (CMAA) , an independent trade association affiliated with the United States Division of Material Handling Industry. The voluntary association of CMAA members has existed since 1955. Member companies represent industry leaders in the overhead crane market. Contact: CMAA 8720 Red Oak Blvd., Suite 201 Charlotte, NC 28217 Phone: (704) 676-1190  Fax: (704) 676-1199 Hal Vandiver, Managing Director

126) Crane Manufacturers

As applies to Members of the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA), this term usually applies to manufacturers of overhead traveling cranes, jib cranes, stacker cranes, and gantry cranes to the exclusion of mobile cranes, tower cranes or devices otherwise referred to as construction cranes.

127) Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA) Industry Group

CMAA is the Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Inc., an independent trade association affiliated with the Material Handling Industry. CMAA traces its roots to the Electric Overhead Crane Institute, known as EOCI, which was founded in 1927 by leading crane manufacturers of that time to promote the standardization of cranes as well as uniform quality and performance. The voluntary association was incorporated as the Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Inc. in 1955. Member Companies, representing the industry leaders in the overhead crane industry, serve the United States market from operations based in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

128) Crate

A box used to protect materials during shipping and storage. See also Container .

129) Cross belt sorter conveyor

Another form of the tray sorter is where the tray is replaced by a short belt conveyor section with its direction of travel orientated perpendicular to the line of travel of the main train. At the proper moment the belt stepper motor is energized propelling its load to either side and the desired takeaway lane. See also Tray sorter .

130) Cross docking

The process of moving merchandise from the receiving dock to shipping for shipping without placing it first into storage locations.  Information regarding the merchandise will be entered into the inventory and a transaction for shipping posted within one posting cycle, e.g. one day.

131) Cross stacking

The ability to inter-stack different heights and sizes of containers due to the rib design on the container base.

132) Cube-based storage

Ultra-high density goods-to-person piece picking system which utilizes robots to store and retrieve inventory bins from a cubical storage grid.

133) Cubing

The amount of space occupied by an item or the volume within a system or building.

134) Cumulative Trauma Disorder

An injury that may be the result of stresses from repetitive motions such as twisting of the body during product movement or key board entry.

135) Cycle time

A measurement of time required to order, fulfill, and deliver products and stock items.  The two (2) major components of cycle time are order cycle and replenishment cycle.