An array of rectangular bars and spaces that are arranged in a predetermined pattern following unambiguous rules in a specific way to represent elements of data, which are referred to as characters.
The act of determining the specific paths over which an automated guided vehicle must travel in a given time period and programming the controller to execute the travel path.
A vehicle equipped with automatic guidance equipment, either electromagnetic or optical. Such a vehicle is capable of following prescribed guide paths and may be equipped for vehicle programming and stop selection, blocking, and any other special functions required by the system.
A sortation system in which small items are manually stacked up on the exterior of an A frame in their respective columns and dispensed by a computer-controlled mechanism.
A combination of equipment and controls which handles, stores, and retrieves materials with precision, accuracy and speed under a defined degree of automation. Systems vary from relatively simple, manually controlled order-picking machines operating in small storage structures to giant, computer-controlled storage/retrieval systems totally integrated into the manufacturing and distribution process. Vertical heights of these latter systems can exceed 100 feet.
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.
(1) The rates of operations, output, or sales at which income will just cover costs. Discounting may or may not be used in making these calculations.
(2) The value of a parameter such that two courses of action result in an equal value for the figure of merit.