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Detachierplatz

English translation: spotting station

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German term or phrase:Detachierplatz
English translation:spotting station
Entered by: Hattie Spence
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09:38 Jan 17, 2008
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Textiles / Clothing / Fashion / Clothing technology
German term or phrase: Detachierplatz
This is a type of work station where stains are removed from clothing prior to dry cleaning. But does anyone have any idea of the specialist term?
Context: "Sicheres Arbeiten an Detachierplätzen, TBBG, TA 1209, 04/05" (from a safety manual)
Hattie Spence
Germany
Local time: 06:51
spotting station
Explanation:
Ernst gives:
detachieren, Flecke entfernen / remove stains
Detachiermittel n / stain remover, spotting agent

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The dry cleaning process begins when soiled garments are brought to dry cleaning stores. Garments with visible stains are treated at spotting stations. Spotting chemicals, contained in squeeze bottles, are applied to the stain. The next step in the process involves washing, extracting, and drying. Clothes are manually loaded into washing machines. Detergent and solvents are poured over the garments. Water is also added to the system to aid in the removal of water-soluble soils. The contents of the machine are agitated, allowing the solution to remove the soils. Next, the clothes are spun at high speed to extract solvents. After extraction, the fabric is spun dry. Warm air vaporizes the residual solvent and unheated air is passed through to reduce wrinkles. Fresh air is added to freshen and deodorize clothing. Garments are removed and placed on the pressing machine, where they are heated to temperatures around 150°C (300°F).


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Note added at 35 mins (2008-01-17 10:13:15 GMT)
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or simply "spotting table"
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Cilian O'Tuama
Local time: 06:51
Grading comment
Thanks very much for your invaluable help! "Spotting table" is "Detachiertisch", by the way, yet another of the words in my handbook...
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3 +1spotting station
Cilian O'Tuama


  

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spotting station


Explanation:
Ernst gives:
detachieren, Flecke entfernen / remove stains
Detachiermittel n / stain remover, spotting agent

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The dry cleaning process begins when soiled garments are brought to dry cleaning stores. Garments with visible stains are treated at spotting stations. Spotting chemicals, contained in squeeze bottles, are applied to the stain. The next step in the process involves washing, extracting, and drying. Clothes are manually loaded into washing machines. Detergent and solvents are poured over the garments. Water is also added to the system to aid in the removal of water-soluble soils. The contents of the machine are agitated, allowing the solution to remove the soils. Next, the clothes are spun at high speed to extract solvents. After extraction, the fabric is spun dry. Warm air vaporizes the residual solvent and unheated air is passed through to reduce wrinkles. Fresh air is added to freshen and deodorize clothing. Garments are removed and placed on the pressing machine, where they are heated to temperatures around 150°C (300°F).


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Note added at 35 mins (2008-01-17 10:13:15 GMT)
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or simply "spotting table"


    Reference: http://www.pollutionissues.com/Co-Ea/Dry-Cleaning.html
Cilian O'Tuama
Local time: 06:51
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 75
Grading comment
Thanks very much for your invaluable help! "Spotting table" is "Detachiertisch", by the way, yet another of the words in my handbook...

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  nalan ceper: agree. and there are a lot of samples supporting your definition.
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