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46) AS/RS

AS/RS is becoming a generic term that today refers to a variety of means under computer control for automatically depositing and retrieving loads from defined storage locations. See also  Carousels . Although both of these technologies have roots that go back some 40 to 50 years, it is only since the late 1990s that AS/RS has been used to refer to more than crane and aisle applications.

47) Automatic Storage & Retrieval Systems

AS/RS is becoming a generic term that today refers to a variety of means under computer control for automatically depositing and retrieving loads from defined storage locations. See also  Carousels . Although both of these technologies have roots that go back some 40 to 50 years, it is only since the late 1990s that AS/RS has been used to refer to more than crane and aisle applications.

48) Monorail Manufacturers Association

An independent incorporated trade association affiliated with the Material Handling Industry.  The membership of MMA is made up of companies which produce the preponderance of patented and enclosed track underhung cranes and monorail systems.   Monorail Manufacturers Association, Inc. 8720 Red Oak Blvd., Suite 201 Charlotte, NC 28217 Phone: (704) 676-1190    Fax: (704) 676-1199 Hal Vandiver, Managing Director hvandiver @mhia.org

49) Festoon

A configuration of small trolleys, support track, and electirical cable utilized to provide power to material handling devices while keeping the power cable out of harm's way.  The cable is looped or "festooned" by attaching to trolleys supported on a track. Thsi arrangment allows this cable to be "bunched" in an accordian-like fashion so as to keep the cable from becoming entangled in the movement pattern of the device it serves. Often utilized to "stretch" cable across the bridge of an overhead traveling crane.