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Bar Code

A code placed on a product that a machine can read. Groceries and other products commonly have bar codes on them so a machine can display how much they cost. This ensures accurate prices are paid on retail goods. Bar codes were invented by a graduate student in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1948.

bar code

an alpha or alpha-numeric code, converted into a series of lines and spaces which are marked on products. Bar coding and the use of bar code scanners enables a firm to obtain accurate data quickly on its STOCK position to help with planning its reordering of goods; and can be used to adjust the prices of goods more easily than by replacing price tags. See EPOS.
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Sortation in cold room warehouses allows us to meet the physical and environmental challenges faced in distribution and manufacturing.
With well-engineered dynamic product gapping and individual wheel bank timing, I've helped design and implement systems that exceed sortation rates of 65 cases per minute.
The Tire Tray System also uses the least possible space, with elevated storage, sortation and conveyors that minimize the use of floor space and enable the systems to be fitted into areas that are otherwise difficult to utilize.
Witt, supported by Otto Group Logistics Systems, chose to be the user of this advanced sortation technology after Witt/Otto Group and FKI Logistex spent time working closely together, determining the systems' performance requirements.
With individual, motor-driven belted carriers, the S-3000CB features gentle, horizontal item discharge and induction to ensure precise positioning and orientation throughout the sortation process.
A provider of more than 900 sortation systems installed worldwide, FKI Logistex is the industry leader in high-speed sortation.
Royse says GreenFiber seeks out "morn and pop" MRFs that are conducting a much cleaner sortation rather than pushing single stream.
These processes include solvent-based separation of PVC, delamination and sortation of multi-material composites like car dashboards, and high-speed automatic resin identification for post-consumer packaging.
A member company of FKI Logistex, Danville, KY, Crisplant designs and manufactures advanced sortation systems.
When it comes to fully automated tilt tray sortation systems, Beumer Corporation of Plainfield, New Jersey, USA, is never out of sorts.
Innovative design improves sortation speeds while reducing cost per unit and noise levels
That's precisely when a company needs to determine if sortation conveyor systems are justified and if so, which sortation system is right for its operation.