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11:22 May 6, 2003
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French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: limule
In a text on undersea cables:

«La MED (Machine à Ensouiller et Désensouiller) remplace les Limules qui n'ont servi que lors de la pose des câbles»

All I can find is a variety of crab. Note the capital letter - could be a trade name??
Chris Collins
Local time: 11:12


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3 +1Horseshoe cable clamp
Mario Marcolin
3Take your pick...Gena Lumbroso
2Limule [brand name]Peter McCavana


  

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Horseshoe cable clamp


Explanation:

Limule = horseshoe crab

"Older controls may not have
this adjuster, but a "horseshoe" cable- clamp can easily and inexpensively be clamped around the outer jacket of the engine control cable to add the proper cable resistance."

Wrong context but could work anyway?



    Reference: http://www.edsonmarine.com/faq/
Mario Marcolin
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agree  Yolanda Broad: Looks like a good guess.
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Limule [brand name]


Explanation:
[Just educated guesswork]
Since "les Limules" has a capital "L", maybe it's a brand name of a type of machine/device used in laying undersea cables.
And since this concerns __undersea__ cables, and "limule" is a type of crab, maybe the machine/device is crab-like. Or at least, it would be consistent to use the name of a crab as the brand name for the machine/device.

You should do a Web search for "Limule" & "undersea" & "cable" (& maybe even "crab")

Peter McCavana
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Take your pick...


Explanation:
I have gone through the web extensively and found the following:

Here is a site:
http://www.under-water.co.uk/2002/022002umb.htm that talks about ROV (remote operated vehicles [for laying cables underwater]) and refers to "subsea crawler cables."

On another site I found something referred to as a "trenching ROV,"
http://www.setech-uk.com/download/Paper2.pdf.

I found "robot-poseurs" on
http://mission-dti.inria.fr/Rapport/transport.html

Lastly I found "transducer" referred to on the web page: http://www.laboratorytalk.com/news/rdp/rdp134.html, which, I think, would be like a probe...

You say that these "limules" are replaced by "trenchers" (MED) so I assume they are used to "lay" the cable, hence a (an underwater) cable laying device, which does have to be retrieved...

Of course this is still all guesswork --- hope it helps, the above are also feasible...

Good luck to you!


Gena Lumbroso
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