pinch point


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pinch point

[′pinch ‚pȯint]
(industrial engineering)
A point in a plant layout or on an automated guided vehicle such that the distance between the automated guided vehicle and the surrounding equipment and structures is so small that it represents a safety hazard to personnel.
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There is no room to keep both - a pinch point! At busy times cars will just be stacked up, drivers frustrated, air quality unimproved.
Peter Pawsey, of Worcestershire LEP, said both junctions represented "serious pinch points".
I continued on with my scouting and later I came across a big shed antler with a sticker point coming off of its base on a hill that was in between the thick bedding area and the pinch point I usually hunt.
No guard was in place to prevent access to this pinch point.
"The Sun Dial had no protections to stop children from getting close to the pinch point or to stop the rotation of the floor if a child became trapped in the pinch point," the lawsuit said.
Occupier activity around mid-sized office space and a lack of city centre supply has created a "pinch point", according to analysis from Knight Frank, which also highlighted high demand for between 7,000 and 10,000 sq ft.
This can lead to pinch point injury, so to control this trap guard control is applicable and it's very effective.
After slaking their thirst, they fed off and traveled the entire way through the pinch point, which meant a stalk was surely possible if something bigger followed them.
It took it from just loans for nonprofits that were in a pinch point to helping them to not get into a pinch point."
NEW traffic signals will be installed at the Parkway/ A19 junction in Middlesbrough at the weekend as the "pinch point" scheme nears completion.
Improvements to the Seaton Burn junction, which links the A1 and A19 in south east Northumberland, began last June as part of the national Pinch Point Programme aimed to address traffic bottlenecks.