hold down screws (see questions)

English translation: screws used to define the vertical position of an element, but not necessarily to fix it firmly in place

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English term or phrase:hold-down screws
English translation:screws used to define the vertical position of an element, but not necessarily to fix it firmly in place
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10:03 Oct 25, 2005
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Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering / printing
English term or phrase: hold down screws (see questions)
in a printing press, die-cutting module

"The die pressure adjusting unit hold down screws can be adjusted to ride lightly on the tractor hold down assembly
bearing blocks."
...
"Once the holddown screws are adjusted with the correct pressure, tighten the locking screws."

...what are these hold down screws and what's the difference with locking screws?
...what kind of action are they performing in the first sentence (ride lightly)??
Elena Ghetti
Italy
Local time: 05:17
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Explanation:
It seems that the 'hold down screws' are used for adjustment purposes, which will mean they are not tightened fully, but screwed in or out in order to achieve the correct pressure/position (etc.) for the roller. This is why they need to be accompanied by 'locking screws', which will be fully tightened after the 'h-d' screws have been adjusted to make sure nothing can move afterwards.

They are presumably called 'hold down' because the action they perform is to hold/retain something that can move or be adjusted in a vertical direction...

'ride lightly' means to just touch / roll against, etc., but not press heavily...
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Tony M
France
Local time: 05:17
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Explanation:
It seems that the 'hold down screws' are used for adjustment purposes, which will mean they are not tightened fully, but screwed in or out in order to achieve the correct pressure/position (etc.) for the roller. This is why they need to be accompanied by 'locking screws', which will be fully tightened after the 'h-d' screws have been adjusted to make sure nothing can move afterwards.

They are presumably called 'hold down' because the action they perform is to hold/retain something that can move or be adjusted in a vertical direction...

'ride lightly' means to just touch / roll against, etc., but not press heavily...

Tony M
France
Local time: 05:17
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thanks!!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ken Cox: as usual
1 hr
  -> Thanks, KC! ;-)

agree  jccantrell: Yep, think of a Jeep or off-road vehicle. They have fixtures to keep the hood in place (not screws). These serve the purpose of the 'hold-down screws.' Then the locking screws ensure that the hold-down screws do NOT come unscrewed from vibration.
3 hrs
  -> Thanks, JCC! Nasty, rattly things... leave me "all shook up" ;-))

agree  Saleh Chowdhury, Ph.D.
4 hrs
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