indexing conveyor

English translation: I think so, yes...

13:48 Apr 10, 2005
English to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering
English term or phrase: indexing conveyor
based on the answers I received to my previous query on "indexing", would you say that an "indexing conveyor" is the same thing as a "step conveyor"?

thanks!
Elena Ghetti
Italy
Local time: 11:15
English translation:I think so, yes...
Explanation:
Logically, yes, I would think so --- though I must admit I am not specifically familiar with either as a specialist term.

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Note added at 15 mins (2005-04-10 14:03:43 GMT)
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Here\'s a bilingual EN / IT page that mentions a \'step conveyor\' --- might be helpful for comparison purposes!

http://www.italiaimballaggio.it/italiaimballaggio/09_00/9_00...



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Note added at 38 mins (2005-04-10 14:27:07 GMT)
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Well, a quick Google was unconclusive, but leads me to the following conclusions:

1) The two terms do not seem to appear together, suggesting therefore that they are probably not contradictory, though they might be synonyms (not conclusive, obviously!)

2) Of dozens of glossaries relating more or less directly to \'conveyors\', I looked at quite a few, and not a single one used either of these terms! At best, I guess that means they are so common that they are not considered worthy of a glossary entry.

Good luck!
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Tony M
France
Local time: 11:15
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many thanks!
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I think so, yes...


Explanation:
Logically, yes, I would think so --- though I must admit I am not specifically familiar with either as a specialist term.

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Note added at 15 mins (2005-04-10 14:03:43 GMT)
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Here\'s a bilingual EN / IT page that mentions a \'step conveyor\' --- might be helpful for comparison purposes!

http://www.italiaimballaggio.it/italiaimballaggio/09_00/9_00...



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Note added at 38 mins (2005-04-10 14:27:07 GMT)
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Well, a quick Google was unconclusive, but leads me to the following conclusions:

1) The two terms do not seem to appear together, suggesting therefore that they are probably not contradictory, though they might be synonyms (not conclusive, obviously!)

2) Of dozens of glossaries relating more or less directly to \'conveyors\', I looked at quite a few, and not a single one used either of these terms! At best, I guess that means they are so common that they are not considered worthy of a glossary entry.

Good luck!


Tony M
France
Local time: 11:15
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PRO pts in category: 504
Grading comment
many thanks!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
23 mins
  -> Cheers, Vicky -- thanks!

agree  Ken Cox: 'indexing' in a mechanical context typically means 'moving in fixed increments' or 'moving in discrete steps'
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Kenneth! And for your helpful extra explanation :-)
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