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English translation: not necessarily contradicting

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12:13 Mar 29, 2004
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English term or phrase: small number of bags on the roll (meaning of sentence)
brochure - manufacturer of plastic machinery

in particular this is a winder:

The new model XXX is a fully automatic turret winder for bags or sacks on a roll.
It features a 4-station revolving winder head, which is well suited for high line speeds ***in combination with a small number of bags on the roll***.
XXX is designed to be used with the ZZZ Series Z, bag machines, Series X, draw-tape or a Series Y, rotating cutting machine.

this seems to me a strange thing to say in a brochure, that your machine can be used with a ***small*** number of bags - or am I reading the text in the wrong way?

thanks!
Elena Ghetti
Italy
Local time: 07:40
English translation:not necessarily contradicting
Explanation:
Hi Elena,

I don't think that there is anything wrong with "a small number" of bags here. I think what is meant here is a relatively small number.
Apparently, high line speeds may cause problems as regards stretching and breaking of the web. That may be the reason why the rolls should not be too large and should therefore contain only a relatively small number of bags.

Trying to run at high line speeds may produce stretch or break the web. ... Trying
to run at high line speeds may produce stretch or break the web. ...
www.cmccontrols.com/documents/ webtensionhandbooktext.pdf
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vixen
Greece
Local time: 08:40
Grading comment
thanks a lot!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +4not necessarily contradicting
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13 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +4
not necessarily contradicting


Explanation:
Hi Elena,

I don't think that there is anything wrong with "a small number" of bags here. I think what is meant here is a relatively small number.
Apparently, high line speeds may cause problems as regards stretching and breaking of the web. That may be the reason why the rolls should not be too large and should therefore contain only a relatively small number of bags.

Trying to run at high line speeds may produce stretch or break the web. ... Trying
to run at high line speeds may produce stretch or break the web. ...
www.cmccontrols.com/documents/ webtensionhandbooktext.pdf

vixen
Greece
Local time: 08:40
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Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
thanks a lot!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Hacene
3 hrs

agree  giogi: they're just describing their product's features...no reasons not to be honest:
4 hrs

agree  Tony M: Yes, plus the 4-station head probably means you can change rolls easily when they run out; the choice of number of bags on the roll is fixed to suit the CUSTOMER, NOT the machine maker!
10 hrs

agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
1 day20 hrs
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