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76) Link chain

A form of chain made up of a series of metal loops or links that are joined together pivotally and form a medium for lifting or conveying and transmitting power or motion.

77) Rollover capacity

The maximum amount of single axle load which may be rolled over the platform surface when the lift is in its fully closed position.

78) Slip sheet

Often a piece of cardboard or plastic sheeting on which a load is placed and is moved/removed with a special fork lift equipped like forks with rollers and/or push pull attachment.

79) Mobile equipment

Material handling equipment that is designed to move within and outside a facility to transport materials, people and maintenance/service supplies.  Such equipment can range from industrial trucks, personnel carriers, lifts and AGV's.

80) Single girder crane

An overhead traveling crane that utilizes a single bridge beam attached to the two runway/end trucks.  This bridge beam or single girder supports a lifting mechanism or hoist that "runs" on the bottom flange of the bridge beam.

81) Chain hoist

Generally, any hoist which utilizes link or roller chain as its lifting medium.  Chain hoists can be manually operated  (hand or lever), pneumatically driven, or electrically driven.

82) Ratchet hoist

A lever operated manual device used to lift. lower, or pull a load and to apply or release tension.  Utilizes a ratchet and pawl mechanical configuration to incrementally raise or lower a load or to apply or release tension.

83) Ratchet lever hoist

A lever operated manual device used to lift. lower, or pull a load and to apply or release tension.  Utilizes a ratchet and pawl mechanical configuration to incrementally raise or lower a load or to apply or release tension.

84) Gantry crane

A crane similar to an overhead crane except that the bridge for carrying the trolley or trolleys (with lifting device) is rigidly supported on two or more legs running on fixed rails or other runway.

85) Automated Electrified Monorail

Automated Electrified Monorail describes a conveying system which consists of monorail track, track mounted electrification, individually powered vehicles, a supporting structure, a control system, lifts, switches and turntables as are necessary.

86) End effector

An attachment, such as grippers, spraying nozzles, welding tooling, and measuring devices, connected to the mechanical portion of a manipulator, balancers, positioner, or robot.  Generally designed to fit a certain need and or lifting situation but is not restricted to single task.

87) Tugger

Also known as "tractors". Used solely to pull a string of unit load trailers and have no lifting capability. These can be operator driven or automatic/guided path. See also Tugger AGV .

88) Push type crane

An overhead traveling crane whose horizontal travel is powered manually or by the operator.  Often work station cranes are push type cranes.  This crane may or may not utilize powered hoist or lifting mechanisms.

89) Lever hoist

A lever operated manual device used to lift. lower, or pull a load and to apply or release tension.  Utilizes a ratchet and pawl mechanical configuration to incrementally raise or lower a load or to apply or release tension.

90) Wire rope hoist

A hoist that utilizes wire rope as the lifting medium. Often powered electrically or pneumatically. This lifting device is made up of a rope storage drum, motor(s), gear box and braking system and is suspended from a monorail or bridge beam(s) by means of a trolley.  May also be mounted in a staionary manner. Manual wire rope hoist are generally referred to as "pullers" and operate utilizing a ratchet and pawl tensioning technology.