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Term of the Road Dictionary

rack serving unit

  • Language : PIARC Road Dictionary / English
  • Theme : Operations Transport Multimodal Transport
  • Definition : Materials handling equipment for storage and retrieval of unit loads in line racks. Note: the loading of unit loads is realized by driving under and lifting through telescopic forks, by pulling them over through pulling equipment or (in connection with racks goods running through) by rolling over to the roller conveyor of the elevating platform. The unit loads vertical movement is realized by lifting and dropping the elevating platform. For the horizontal movement a rack serving unit is guided by rails on the floor and at the top of the rack or at the ceiling [EN 14943].

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