Notable Industrial Engineers

  • Walter A Shewhart >

    The year 1924—at a factory in Cicero, Illinois—saw the start of two of the most important developments ever in managerial thinking. In May that year Walter Shewhart described the first control chart which launched statistical process control and quality improvement. In November of that year there began a series of research projects which came to be known as the Hawthorne studies. This body of work was central to the creation of the fields of the Read More
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Any conveyor in which one or more chains act as the conveying element. A British term for trolley conveyor.

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A series of cars attached to and propelled by an endless chain or other linkage running on the horizontal or a slight incline.

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A continuous platform or series of spaced platforms which move in a circular or elliptical horizontal path. Note: The term "carousel" has been applied to other forms of conveyors such as car type and pallet type.

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A belt conveyor having a conveying surface of two or more spaced strands of narrow conveyor belts.

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Moving, endless, flexible belt, or belts, which may be formed into a tubular shape by joining of edges, and which are opened while in motion to receive load, closed to convey or elevate, and opened to discharge.

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A belt conveyor in which the carrying run of the conveyor belt is supported by flat belt idlers or by a flat surface.

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An endless fabric, rubber, plastic, leather, or metal belt operating over suitable drive, tail end and bend terminals and over belt idlers or slider bed for handling bulk materials, packages, or objects placed directly upon the belt.

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A chain and roller conveyor in which the chain is supported by an inflatable air hose to control and minimize line pressure.

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A conveyor in which a series of pans or plates, attached to a chain or pivotally attached to one another, form the moving bed.

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A conveyor consisting of an endless belt, one or more chains, to which are attached projecting arms, or shelves, for handling packages or objects in vertical or inclined path.

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