elevating machine

elevating machine

[′el·ə‚vād·iŋ mə‚shēn]
(aerospace engineering)
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To address these problems, Endoline installed on each line: A case erecting machine so that cases are automatically erected and sealed on the base with self-adhesive tape; A Flexim bag inserting machine, which automatically places a bag into the erected case; Endoline incorporated a weighing and filling machine to dispense the chocolate automatically into the case; A decuffer, which folds the bag down into the box; A case taping machine which folds the top flaps of the box down before sealing the case with self-adhesive tape; A labeller to apply a label to the side of the box; and An elevating machine at the end of each line to lift cases to the high level conveyor, which transfers the cases through two walls to the warehouse for palletizing.
What Dick appears to have realized is that the combined effects of totalitarian government, stultifying state education, and computer- and media-generated virtual reality are erasing the distinction between human and nonhuman, not by elevating machines to the human level but by depressing humanity into mere "meat machines"--a term coined by Nikola Tesla before Dick was even born.