Notable Industrial Engineers

  • Frederick Winslow Taylor >

    Frederick Winslow Taylor devised a system he called scientific management, a form of industrial engineering that established the organization of work as in Ford's assembly line. This discipline, along with the industrial psychology established by others at the Hawthorne Works of Western Electic in the 1920s, moved management theory from early time-and-motion studies to the latest total quality control ideas. Read More
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Ali Shah

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Wednesday, 07 August 2013 14:01

CAROUSEL CONVEYOR

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.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:59

CAPACITY

The maximum pounds, or the maximum load in pounds at a given load center, that a truck can safely transport and/or stack to a specified height.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:57

BULK STORAGE

The area within a facility or warehouse devoted to the placement of large, greater than loose-issue quantities of items, or in which each single item is too large to be placed in a bin storage location.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:56

BULK STOCK

Full and unbroken containers of supplies. Bulk storage can involve piles of raw material (stone), tanks (oil), silos (sand), and similar on-site methods of containing homogeneous commodities.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:54

BIDIRECTIONAL SYMBOL

A bar code symbol that permits reading in complementary (2) directions.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:53

BIDIRECTIONAL READ

The ability to read data successfully whether the scanning motion is left to right or right to left.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:51

BIDIRECTIONAL PATH

A material flow path over which material flow takes place in two opposite directions.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:50

BELT CONVEYOR, MULTIPLE RIBBON

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

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:48

BELT CONVEYOR, CLOSED

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.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:47

BELT CONVEYOR, FLAT

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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