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16) Storage aisle

An access route to storage areas such as rack bays, slots for pallets, bins or containers.

17) Tie

Term used to describe a layer of product positioned in a unit load or on a pallet.

18) Single deep rack

The simplest of all racking systems. This rack is selective and accommodates only a single pallet.

19) Tracking software

Software programs developed specifically to enhance the "tracking" of returnable containers and pallets

20) Underhang

Refers to the less than complete utilization of the full pallet area and is generally the amount of space between the outer edge of the cartons or packages and the edges of the pallet.

21) Stringer

The support beams of a pallet which generally are placed at right angles to the deckboards and designated as edge stringers or center stringers.

22) Tie down

A means by which a unit load is secured to a pallet, usually by means of stretch wrapping, shrink wrapping or strapping.

23) Tier

Generally refers to one layer of a unitized pallet load.  Also, may refer to layers of storage which are of the same height.

24) Stacking frames

Portable storage aids for attachment to pallets to enable stacking of unstable items two three or more units high.

25) Skid

A pallet that does not utilize a bottom deck.  Generally supports the top deck by means of blocks and stringers.

26) Storage racks

A single or multi-level structural storage system that is utilized to support high stacking of single items or palletized loads.

27) Storage

The process or act of positioning and placing items (cartons, packages, pallet unit loads, etc.) in area set aside for holding these items or staging these items for shipment.

28) Unit Load AS/RS

Machines that store large loads (usually 1,000+ pounds), typically on pallets with storage rack structure, reaching 100 feet or more tall.

29) Selective rack

Steel storage racks arranged in either single or back-to-back (double) rows.  Each of the rows offers a bay or number of bays in the down aisle direction.  Pallets are generally positioned side-by-side in the down-aisle direction at each level of the bay.  The advantage to this configuration of rack is that all pallets are accessible from the facing aisle.

30) Uniformly distributed load.

The per square inch weight of the pallet load does not vary from one point to another on the pallet.  Indicates that the load on a pallet is evenly distributed. Any static load which is evenly distributed over the entire surface of the rack deck. A load, as on a shelf, or pair of load beams, supported by all, or nearly all of the shelf or beam supporting surfaces