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English to French translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering / security transfer arrangements
English term or phrase:bellying
The shutter 12 consists of a multiplicity of horizontal steel slats 1.3 that extend closely side-by-side between the frames 4 and 5 within the casing 6. Each slat 13 overlaps the next slat 13 slightly so as to ensure that there is no gap between them, and is attached at its ends to individual links 14 of two endless-loop conveyor chains 15 that are engaged with toothed wheels 16 on the two side-frames 4 and 5 respectively. Each frame 4 and 5 has a wheel 16 adjacent to each of its four corners such that, with the chains 15 trained round the two sets of four wheels 16, the shutter 12 encircles the structure 1 between the frames 4 and 5. More particularly, from the top of the unit the shutter 12 extends on the chains 15 down across the open end 11 of the structure 1, forwardly underneath the structure 1 and then up across its open end 10 to return to the top. The structure 1 is supported from the side-frames 4 and 5 on cross-beams 17 to provide the clearance required underneath, and all legs of the path around the structure 1 are provided with guides 18 for restraining the chains 15 and the attached slats 13 from bellying. Slats 13 are provided around the complete loop except throughout a single length almost equal to the height of each opening 7 and 9; in this way the shutter 12 has an aperture 19 therein which when aligned with either opening 7 or 9 will allow full access to be gained to the chamber 3 through' that opening.