Glossary

The OAS ABC

Term
Business SegmentExplanation/Definition
SaaS
IT solutions

Software as a Service (in short: SaaS) is part of cloud computing. The SaaS model is based on the principle that software and IT infrastructure are operated at an external provider of IT services and the customer uses this as a service. For the use of online services, the customer needs an in Internet-enabled computer and an Internet connection to the external provider of IT services. Normally, the software is accessed via a web browser.

Salary accounting
IT solutions

see Payroll accounting

SCADA
Production control

A system for supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) is higher-ranking than the automation technology and designed to operate and monitor technical processes. Often, such a system is called plant visualisation system as you can initiate control commands on its user interface.

Scales for small quantities
Weighing technology

The calibratable small-components and passenger car scales are perfect to weigh small vehicles, such as passenger cars, Sprinters, or transporters up to 7.5 tons of less total length than large lorries (40 t) and often used to deliver small quantities.

Scales management
Weighing technology

The incorporation of scales existing on site into a common system.

Seaman's pay
IT solutions

see Payroll accounting

Self-service
IT solutions

see Employee portal

Self-service terminals
Yard management

See Logistic terminals

SEPA
IT solutions

see Non-SEPA payments

Servers
IT solutions

A server is a central computer to which several other computers are connected.

SOLAS scales
Weighing technology

SOLAS scales guarantee compliant and calibrated weighing of sea containers. The gross container weight is measured and recorded.

Special scales
Weighing technology – truck scales

Depending on the use case, we will be glad to realise special scales or special constructions off the field of standard truck scales. This includes not only special lengths (up to 40 m) but also special widths from 3.5 m to 5 m or more.

Standards and Measures Law
Weighing technology – truck scales

The German Standards and Measures Law MessEG defines the requirements to be met by measuring instruments to guarantee correct measuring results.

Stock management system
Yard management

A stock management system (in short: SMS) controls the arrival of goods and outgoing goods and records this to always know the current stock and build up inventory if required.

Storage
IT solutions

Storage describes an IT storage solution where digital data are permanently saved and made available on a medium.

Strain gauge
Weighing technology

Strain gauges are measuring devices to detect deformation due to stretching and compression. They alter their electrical resistance already with the slightest deformation and are used as strain sensors. They are pasted with special glue onto components subject to minimum deformation under load. This deformation (elongation) leads to an alteration of the resistance of the strain gauge.

Suction conveying
Plant engineering

Pneumatic conveying system which uses negative pressure in a piping system to move bulk materials towards a material separator. The material separator separates the conveying air from the material handled.

Switchgear construction
Plant engineering

Manufacturing of switchgear installations. In the individual switch cabinets of a switchgear, the electric energy is distributed to the corresponding consumers (e.g. electric motors) and sensor data from the process and from the switch cabinets are preprocessed (power and control sections).

System for conditioning of coating
Plant engineering

Dressing is a manufacturing technique to smooth the surfaces of workpieces. A special coating is used to this end: a parting agent making the moulds (cores) heat resistant for the casting cycle. Conditioning of coating treats the coating and then delivers the required quality to the coating process.  This aims at the prevention of surface flaws, which adversely affect the value chain and lead to rejects, touch-up work, and, thus, entail additional costs.

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