Material Handling Glossary | M


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Maintenance-Free Batteries
Really a misnomer (See low-maintenance battery) when referring to industrial batteries; somewhat more accurate when referring to automotive SLI (Starting-Lighting-Ignition) batteries.

Mast
The support member that provides a structure to permit vertical movement of the carriage. It is usually constructed out of C-Channel uprights that provide the supporting pathway for the carriage rollers.

Material Handling Equipment
Anything that relates to the movement, storage, control and protection of materials, goods and products throughout the process of manufacturing, distribution, consumption and disposal is part of this category of equipment. It can be also described as the mechanical equipment involved in the complete system. Material handling equipment is generally separated into four main categories: storage and handling equipment, engineered systems, industrial trucks, and bulk material handling.