Automatic Tray Unsleever (ATU) A self-contained unit similar in size to the Automatic Tray Sleever that receives letter trays from an upstream conveyor and removes the tray strapping and the sleeve around the tray. Empty sleeves are moved to a storage container for reuse.
Automatic Tray Sleever (ATS) A self-contained unit with 10 detachable sleeve carts that places sleeves over trays of letters to retain letters in the trays. The carts control the sleeve stack, and can be loaded in the trayopening area of a postal facility.
Automatic Tray Handling System (ATHS) An enhancement to the Automated Flats Sorting Machine 100 (AFSM 100) that improves productivity by automatically exchanging full mail trays with empty ones, applying tray labels to the replacement trays, sweeping the AFSM 100 full trays after operation, and reloading empty trays.
Automatic Teller Machine Sheetlet (ATM Sheetlet) A pane of self-adhesive stamps on a liner (backing) that is the same size as U.S. currency and can be dispensed from automatic teller machines.
Automatic Induction (AI) A system on the Automated Flats Sorting Machine (AFSM) 100 that automates the preparation and feeding of flats and includes a container dumper, four prep stations, vertical lifts, and conveyors linking the dumping, prep, and individual feed stations.
Automatic Flats Tray Unlidder (AFTU) A self-contained mechanized system based on the Automatic Flats Tray Lidder (AFTL) design as part of the material handling Integrated Dispatch and Receipt (IDR) system. It can be installed either inline or as a stand-alone device in an opening operation. Flats trays that are ready for opening can be fed… Continue reading Automatic Flats Tray Unlidder – USPS Definition
Automatic Flats Tray Lidder (AFTL) A self-contained mechanized system that is installed either inline or as a stand-alone device in a dispatch operation as part of the material handling Integrated Dispatch and Receipt (IDR) system. Flats trays ready for dispatch can be fed manually (standalone) or automatically from a tray line (inline).
Automatic Density Analysis Profile Technique (ADAPT) A computerized program that counts the amount of mail (by volume and bin destination) processed on letter sorting machines. Densities are calculated for each bin, based on the accumulated volume processed, to determine sort schemes.
Automatic Container Unloader A machine that automatically unloads mail from a container onto a mechanized conveyor system. Also called parcel automatic unloader or sack automatic container unloader.
Automatic Airline Assignment (AAA) A system that automatically processes letter trays and flats tubs. AAA assigns the trays and tubs to airlines with Dispatch & Routing (D&R) labels and air contract transportation tags, and trucks with surface D&R and Highway Contract Route (HCR) tags. AAA integrates into the tray transport system in a facility and… Continue reading Automatic Airline Assignment – USPS Definition