Materials Handling - Glossary Of Terms

 

HDPE

High Density Polyethylene, used for crates which will be used in the Food Industry that are stored in low temperatures, as low as -30

 

PP

Polypropylene, mainly used in general purpose applications, also food grade,  

 

Recycled

Mainly Black, not to be used for any food application

 

Solid

Means, no holes or slots in any of the walls or base

 

Vented

Means there are holes or slots in the sides or base

 

Stack & Nest

Means the units can be stacked or Nested on top of each other

 

Stacking only

Means the units can be stacked on top of each other only

 

Nesting Totes

Means the totes can only be nested into each other, unless there is a lid for the unit

 

Swing Bar

Bars which run across the unit, these make the crate Stackable or Nestable

 

Bond Stack

This is when the crates are stacked in alternate directions on the pallet,and makes a very stable pallet load

 

Foot Print

This is the size of the crate in Length and width

 

Capacity

The volume of liquid per container, filled right to the top

 

External Size

These are the outer dimensions of the unit in Length, width and Height

 

Internal Size

These are the inter dimensions of the unit in Length, width and Height

 

Straight Sided

This is when the 2 side walls and 2 end walls are straight (Nesting Totes)

 

Tapered sides

This is when the 2 side walls and 2 end walls are tapered (Nesting Totes)

 

Top load

This is the weight the Pallet will hold, when the pallet is standing on the floor

 

 

Racking load

This is the weight the pallet will hold, when standing in the racks above the floor

 

Fork access

This is the number of sides the pallet or Pallet bin can be lifted from

 

Hot Stamping

This is a form of printing, foil is melted into the unit on the top, sides or ends

 

Screen Printing

Another form of printing, ink is wiped on the unit through a screen

 

Name Plates

These are steel plates which can be used to print the customers name onto a product

 

Insulation

This is the section between the inner and outer walls on cool bins which is filled with high density Foam

 

Bund

This is a tank, which your tank sits inside

 

Bung

This is a threaded unit which screws into an opening in the base of the

Insulated bins to allow the water to drain out

 

Tie down

These are rubber straps used to hold the lids to the base on the insulated bins

 

Chemical Resistance

Not all chemicals  will work with LDPE