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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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Butler-MacDonald uses a combination of electrostatics and color sortation (with equipment from Satake USA) to recover scrap from auto instrument panels, door panels, and side mirrors.
We had slippage in other parts of our facility, with racks and trucks, but the sortation system was something we never had to worry about.
It also reduces noise levels over earlier systems by as much as six decibels, and provides an ease of installation not found in existing sliding shoe sortation conveyors.
TIPAX selected BEUMER Group for their high quality, reliability, and know-how which have been acquired from deploying more than 1,400 sortation systems world-wide.
The remaining inventory is sent to one of three processing areas: A tilt-tray sortation area (4) is designated for items that can go into mixed cartons; a hanging garment sortation area (5) on the second level is designated for items that are handled on hangers; cartons are opened in a hanging garment processing area (6) and sent to a staging area (7) for the hanging garment sorter (5).
A successful warehouse now is about flow control and pulling levers at individual processes to keep the whole facility in balance," says Lance Anderson, director of sales, sortation, and distribution for Beumer Corp.
Jorgen Staun and Torben Svenstrup have been appointed Senior Solutions Designers and Leni Forsberg has been appointed as Project Engineer, all located at the company's extensive sortation manufacturing site in Aarhus.
Among the company's broad range of material-handling devices are its IntelliQ zero pressure accumulation conveyor and its IntelliSort high-speed sortation machine.
Centrifugal continuous sortation technology, originally developed for carpet recycling in Germany, is now being offered in the U.
Standardized process equipment for rubber processing and tire manufacturing, and a complete line of sortation equipment for tire handling, are available from the company.
Accu-Sort's Bar-Code Systems Enable Automation and Lower Cost of Mail Sortation