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autoloader

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autoloader

(1) Software that performs input tasks such as copying the OS and related programs into memory (RAM), which is often an instance of a virtual machine. An autoloader may also input a group of files into memory. See virtual machine and load.

(2) A mechanical device that takes an optical disc, magnetic disk or tape cartridge from a storage location and inserts it into the drive. Also called an "autochanger," it is the robotic part of a tape or disk library. See tape library, disk library, CD-ROM changer and CD-ROM server.


The REV Autoloader
Iomega's removable REV disks came in a 10-disk library, called the "REV Autoloader." (Image courtesy of Iomega Corporation.)
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A consequence of the auto-loader's introduction is that it requires configuring the ammunition storage in some version of a 'magazine' whereby the specific round and projectile type can be readily accessed.
Pi and company isn't the only thing that sets the new Guardian models apart from other small auto-loaders. If you look closely at the photo on page 6, you may be able to see the words "Kahr Arms" on the pistol's frame above the trigger.
The High Visibility Auto-Loader is for rapid sample analysis using manual or robotic loading.
However, he is quick to point out that the 3 1/2" versions of any auto-loader have failed to perform to Benelli and Beretta 3" semi-auto standards.
A past winner of the NRA Golden Bullseye, the auto-loader is now available in Mossy Oak Duck Blind, Blades, Realtree APG and black synthetic.
Bader took over TriStar in 2005 with the goal of offering quality and value in a wide variety of firearms, and the Viper G2 Bronze is a functioning auto-loader that has the beauty of any $1,500 gun at half the price.
--The costs per megabyte of disk and tape storage are fairly close when comparing the cost of a tape drive with an auto-loader and 7-10 cartridges to a disk drive and converge as the ratio of cartridges per tape drive decreases.
(Eastlake, OH) was just looking for a horizontal auto-loader. Instead, it became one of the first companies to install an EMAG VL3 inverted-spindle vertical CNC lathe with built-in automatic feed from Hardinge Inc.
Stoeger Industries originally imported Franchi [trade mark] arms, mainly shotguns, and one model in particular, the most popular Franchi on these shores so far, the 48/AL auto-loader. This is the extremely light, recoil-operated semi, 61/4 pounds in 12 gauge and 5 pounds 2 ounces in 20.
But when the light, cream-colored hen mallard flew over, and I whiffed three times with a borrowed auto-loader, a unique opportunity on a special bird was lost.