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English translation: momentum

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Dutch term or phrase:arbeidsmoment
English translation:momentum
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11:59 Aug 10, 2001
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Dutch term or phrase: arbeidsmoment
I am currently translating a (concise) user manual for a company which manufactures vibrator motors, and am having problems with the above phrase.

The sentence is as follows:

De trilmotoren worden standaard geleverd met een 70% instelling van de onbalansgewichten. (KBM-90%) Wanneer blijkt dat dit arbeidsmoment of de daarvan afhankelijke centrifugaalkracht (CF) te hoog of te laag is kan de werking van de motor eenvoudig op de specifieke toepassing aangepast worden, door de instelling van de gewichten te wijzigen. Na de beschermkappen verwijderd te hebben kunnen de buitengewichten ten opzichte van de binnen gewichten verdraaid worden.

All suggestions welcome - KudoZ points will be awarded asap.

Thanks,

Anne
Anne Key
Local time: 05:28
momentum
Explanation:
Folks, I thought all your answers were really good under the circumstances.

Het woord 'arbeidsmoment'is inderdaad geen bestaand woord, en komt ook niet als zodanig voor in de Dikke Van Dale.

However, I suspect 'momentum' is the word everyone is looking for.

Websters provides the following:
movement, motion, change, alteration, brief space.
1. the impetus of a moving object
2. the mechanics, the quantity of motion of a moving object, equal to the product of its mass and its velocity.
3. a moment

Hope to have been of help.

Marijke Mayer
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Marijke Mayer
Netherlands
Local time: 06:28
Grading comment
This was a difficult one to grade, as all the answers were helpful. I decided in the end to award the points to Marijke, as she gave the most detailed answer and also came up with a good reference (Websters). Many thanks to everyone for their suggestions.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1working phase
Sven Petersson
naworking moment
Ludwig Chekhovtsov
namomentum
Marijke Mayer
na -1torque
Dave Greatrix
na -1torque
Dave Greatrix


  

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48 mins
working moment


Explanation:
working stroke, working time etc.

Ludwig Chekhovtsov
Local time: 00:28
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in UkrainianUkrainian
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13 hrs peer agreement (net): -1
torque


Explanation:
The word relating to this context.
Power exerted or work carried out by turning or revolving.
See german - drehmoment.

Dave Greatrix
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:28
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1747

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Sven Petersson: No, repositioning the weights does not change the torque of the motor!
1 hr
  -> I disagree, we are talking about centrifugal torque.
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13 hrs peer agreement (net): -1
torque


Explanation:
additional info from automotive dictionary.
"Turning or twisting force such as the force imparted on the drive line of an engine."


Dave Greatrix
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:28
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1747

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Sven Petersson: No, repositioning the weights does not change the torque of the motor!
48 mins
  -> i disagree we are talking about centrifugal torque.
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14 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
working phase


Explanation:
The word "arbeidsmoment" is not in common use in the Dutch language. A Google search yields 4 hits, none relevant to this question.

The text you are translating is a SONK-text!

"arbeidsmoment" does not communicate anything!

You can skip it (no information will be lost) or fudge it with a meaningless word like "working phase".

Tough call!


    Google search, Norstedts and van Dale
Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 06:28
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 346

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Marijke Mayer: not bad!! (But what is a SONK-text????)
1 hr
  -> Is English(US) and stands for: "Scientification Of No Knowledge".
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16 hrs
momentum


Explanation:
Folks, I thought all your answers were really good under the circumstances.

Het woord 'arbeidsmoment'is inderdaad geen bestaand woord, en komt ook niet als zodanig voor in de Dikke Van Dale.

However, I suspect 'momentum' is the word everyone is looking for.

Websters provides the following:
movement, motion, change, alteration, brief space.
1. the impetus of a moving object
2. the mechanics, the quantity of motion of a moving object, equal to the product of its mass and its velocity.
3. a moment

Hope to have been of help.

Marijke Mayer


    Websters New Universal Unabridged Dictionary
    general technical translation experience
Marijke Mayer
Netherlands
Local time: 06:28
Native speaker of: Dutch
PRO pts in pair: 525
Grading comment
This was a difficult one to grade, as all the answers were helpful. I decided in the end to award the points to Marijke, as she gave the most detailed answer and also came up with a good reference (Websters). Many thanks to everyone for their suggestions.
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