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English translation: rotary valve

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06:25 Mar 26, 2004
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Agriculture / production process
French term or phrase: rotovanne
A la sortie de la vis d'alimentation, la matière est introduite dans le compartiment de l'extracteur par l'intermédiaire d'une **rotovanne**.
Il s'agit d'un processus de fabrication à partir de produits végétaux.
peut-il s'agir d'une "rotative valve" ?
hduverle
Local time: 19:21
English translation:rotary valve
Explanation:
I don't think 'rotative' would be correct under any circumstances.

I BELIEVE I am right in saying that this is a kind of remote-controlled valve (usually electrically-operated and referred to as a 'solenoid' valve), but instead of having a simple 'blocking' on/off 'gate valve' function (easiest type to achieve using a simple solenoid), it uses a progressive, rotary action (similar to a 1/4-turn tap, giving some degree of continuously-variable control, and also probably better sealing and unobstructed passage. This type has to be driven by a more sophisticated mechanism.
OK, so I THINK that's what is being referred to here, but I'm sorry, I don't have any references to help you... perhaps a quick Google could help you?
Bon courage !
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Tony M
France
Local time: 01:21
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rotary valve


Explanation:
I don't think 'rotative' would be correct under any circumstances.

I BELIEVE I am right in saying that this is a kind of remote-controlled valve (usually electrically-operated and referred to as a 'solenoid' valve), but instead of having a simple 'blocking' on/off 'gate valve' function (easiest type to achieve using a simple solenoid), it uses a progressive, rotary action (similar to a 1/4-turn tap, giving some degree of continuously-variable control, and also probably better sealing and unobstructed passage. This type has to be driven by a more sophisticated mechanism.
OK, so I THINK that's what is being referred to here, but I'm sorry, I don't have any references to help you... perhaps a quick Google could help you?
Bon courage !

Tony M
France
Local time: 01:21
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 41

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxBourth: Could well be a "flow control valve" or "vanne à casque" - http://www.ibauhamburg.de/info/flow_control_gate.html
2 hrs
  -> Thanks, Alex!

agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
5 hrs
  -> Thanks, Vicky!

agree  Hacene
10 hrs
  -> Thanks, Hacene!

agree  Tom Bishop: See http://www.menci.it/html/francais/citernes_aliment .htm and http://www.menci.it/html/english/bulk_feed_tanks.htm
1 day16 hrs
  -> Thanks, Tom, and especially for the helpful refs.!
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