From Fundamentals and Applications of Microfluidics

Abbreviation

Plastics

ABS

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene

CA, CAB, & CAP

Cellulosics (acetate, butyrates, & propionate)

ETFE

Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene

FEP

Florinated ethylene propylene

HDPE

High density polyethylene

HTN

High temperature nylon (Aromatic)

LCP

Liquid crystal polymer

LDPE

Low density polyethylene

PA

Polyamide (nylon)

PAEK

Polyaryletherketone

PBT

Polybutylene terephthalate

PC

Polycarbonate

PEEK

Polyetheretherketone

PEI

Polyetherimide

PEKK

Polyetherketoneketone

PES

Polyethersulfone

PET

Polyethylene terephthalate

PETG

Polyethylene terephthalate glycol modified

PFA

Perfluoroalkoxy

PMMA

Poly methyl methacrylate (acrylic)

PMP

Polymethylpentene

PP

Polypropylene

PPA

Polyphthalamide (hot water moldable)

PPE

Modified polyphenylene ether

PPS

Polyphenylene sulfide

POM

Polyoxymethylene

PS

Polystyrene

PSU

Polysulfone

PTT

Polytrimethylene terephthalate

PVDF

Polyvinylidene fluoride

RTPU

Rigid thermoplastic polyurethane

SAN

Styrene acrylonitrile

SPS

Syndiotactic polystyrene

TEO

Olefinic thermoplastic elastomer

TES

Styrenic thermoplastic elastomer

TPI

Thermoplastic polyimide

TPU

Polyurethane thermoplastic elastomer

TPE

Polyester thermoplastic elastomer


Products & Services
Order Picking Systems
Order Picking Systems are complete systems comprised of conveyors, data acquisition components and other material handling devices to identify, select and retrieve products for packaging or shipment.  They can be simple pick to light systems to more advanced pick to voice systems. This equipment can also be highly automated for high capacity warehouse applications.
Automated Storage/Retrieval Systems (AS/RS)
Automated storage/retrieval systems (AS/RS) are automated systems that store and retrieve products from an inventory location. They are used for unloading, sorting, put-away, storage, order-picking, staging, and loading.
Sensor Interface Chips
Sensor interface chips are used as interfaces to sensors and other devices. The input at the interface collects data from the sensor and the output of the interface sends the data to a computer or other suitable device.
Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)
Warehouse management systems (WMS) are software programs which record the real-time location of finished goods within a warehouse. Putaway, storing, picking, and shipping operations are optimized to maximize facility efficiency.
Automation Equipment and System Integrators
Automation equipment and system integrators provide equipment and solutions for automating manufacturing processes. 

Topics of Interest

The use of automated, software-driven picking technologies such as horizontal carousels and vertical lift modules for inventory picking can slash fulfillment times, labor needs, and warehouse...

Utilizing horizontal carousels, vertical carousels and vertical lift modules (VLM) to reduce waste and enhance production processes for further lean gains.

First introduced more than 60 years ago, today's vertical carousels feature a variety of design improvements that deliver increased accuracy and throughput for optimized order picking. More affordable...

Other Factors That Influence Efficiency and Cost Effectiveness Other factors that influence efficiency and cost effectiveness of a small-item pick operation are: SKU profile or SKU location on a...

Sortation Concepts There are different concepts for sorting batched COs. CO sortation location design parameters are: Determine the peak, most frequent, and average CO SKU or piece number and cube.