1) Tray sorter
A high speed type of sorting conveyor with sorts in the 250 cases per minute range, this type consists of a continuously moving train of independent trays that move in a straight line and recirculate in either a horizontal or vertical (over and under) closed loop. At the proper moment, controls cause the tray to tilt to either side, thereby discharging the load to the desired take away lane.
A load stabilizing and securing methods wherein a variety of materials can literally be used to wrap or tie down a load or individual item for movement and protection.
These materials include cold rolled low and medium carbon steel, hot roller high tension steel, polyester, nylon and polypropylene. Each of these materials has special properties that need to be closely matched to the load requirement.
3) 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.
4) Stacking frames
Portable storage aids for attachment to pallets to enable stacking of unstable items two three or more units high.
5) Storage racks
A single or multi-level structural storage system that is utilized to support high stacking of single items or palletized loads.