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1) Nestable container

A container that can stack within another container when empty. See also Nesting container .

2) Metric container

A container which has its dimensions and capacities expressed in metric terms.  These containers are often designed to accommodate metric size and weight materials or goods, i.e, a one metric ton capacity container as opposed to a one imperial ton capacity container.

3) Mesh container

Often referred to as a wire mesh container, this material handling device is made from welded metal wire mesh and possesses a substructure to give the container strength and rigidity. A container that is made of woven, knit or knotted material of open texture with evenly spaced holes.

4) Nesting container

Containers that can be placed one on another, either wholly or partially, and there in saving on the total cubic displacement.

5) Metal 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 and Pallet Association (RCPA)

6) Non-folding container

A container with corners permanently helixed and is subject to the same specifications as "folding containers".

7) Manually handled container

Containers designed to be handled by hand and not by machine.

8) Non-corrugated steel container

A metal container fabricated from  corrugated steel sheet and with the same characteristics as corrugated steel containers.

9) Mesh size

The center-to -center spacing of the wire elements on a wire mesh container. For example, a 2x2 = wires on two inch centers in both directions.

10) Master pack

A large box that is used to pack a number of smaller boxes or containers.  Aids in protecting the smaller cartons or packages and reduces the number of cartons to be handled during the material handling process.

11) Micro-Load AS/RS

A type of automatic storage and retrieval system that handles small items that are typically contained in very small containers, totes or trays, with load weights typically less than 100 lbs. See also AS/RS .

12) Mini-Load AS/RS

A type of automatic storage and retrieval system that handles loads that are typically contained in small containers or totes, with load weights typically falling in the100 to 500 lb. Range, and occasionally as much as 750 to 1000 lbs. See also AS/RS .