08:55 May 17, 2018
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering
French term or phrase: excentromat
This is in a document describing different machining centres, it is just stated twice in a list of features with no details or hints on what it actually is, I have no hits on google and I even tried writing it differently and still nothing. Does anyone know what it means?
Here is an example in a description of positive and negative aspects of one of the machines:

Montant mobile
structure en fonte
guidage hydrostatique
coulant avec axe C intégré

négatif: tête d'usinage datée
multiplicateur nécessaire pour atteindre 4000tr/mn
pas de post pro
nacelle peu détaillée et sa course est limitée
pas d'excentromat
Local time: 18:49

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3 +1exentromat
Charles Davis



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It's difficult to offer any positive evidence, since, as you say, there is nothing online for "excentromat". However, "exentromat" does exist and I think there's a pretty strong change that this is what it refers to. It's a registered trade name of a German company, Konrad Armaturentechnik GmbH (formerly Alfred Konrad Maschinenfabrik GmbH), and it's a type of industrial valve developed in the 1960s. Here's their description:

"History of the EXENTROMAT® - Industrial Valves
The 1960s saw the development of an innovative valve design. A proper metal-to-metal sealing became possible for the first time – thanks to a double eccentric butterfly arrangement which also came with an improved sealing geometry. And it is with this high-quality welded design that customized Konrad valves have earned a great reputation worldwide under the registered trademark of EXENTROMAT®.
Our industrial valves are used wherever demanding operating parameters are concerned or particularly stringent safety requirements are applied. Owing to our deep-rooted commitment towards quality and our decade-long experience we can assure excellent leak-tightness, technical functionality and an extraordinarily long service life of our products."

Note added at 12 mins (2018-05-17 09:08:09 GMT)

"Pretty strong change" in line 2 above is a typo for "pretty strong chance".

Note added at 14 mins (2018-05-17 09:09:11 GMT)

Other Google results associated the name specifically with butterfly valves.

Charles Davis
Local time: 18:49
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Samira Salifu: based on your reference, it does seem like a typo. Not an easy one
1 day 3 hrs
  -> Thanks, Samira!
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