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English translation: single flat

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French term or phrase:uniplat
English translation:single flat
Entered by: Fiona McBrearty
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14:11 Oct 31, 2007
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Metallurgy / Casting
French term or phrase: uniplat
Rouleaux acier galvanisé
Conçus pour un vaste champ d'applications pour des charges isolées de faible et moyenne importance. Conception permettant l'évacuation de toute charge électrostatique.
Rouleaux par gravité tout acier. équipés de roulements à billes à haut coefficient de roulement ne nécessitant aucun entretien. Finition esthétique et anticorrosive du tube (galvanisation).
Option, axes spéciaux :
- axe méplaté coulissant avec épaisseur **uniplat** de 7 mm et longueur 10 mm. Ne concerne que les axes de ø 10 et 12 mm.
Fiona McBrearty
Local time: 00:20
single flat
Explanation:
Reading between the lines, and adding the lines about the threaded and pinned options, I take it the rods onto which the rollers and their bearings are fitted are designed not to turn. A single flat mating with an appropriately shaped hole in the frame into which the rods are fitted would achieve this. Presumably some people would have the ends of the rods with multiple flats to diminish the likelihood of wear inducing rotation of the rods and inducing even more wear ...

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Note added at 2 days17 mins (2007-11-02 14:29:21 GMT)
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I shouldn't think that in this application there would be rods DESIGNED to turn, but there might be that are NOT designed NOT to turn ... If the rods turn, as I said, the metal would wear. Ideally the rods are fixed and any rotary movement takes place in the bearings fixed to the rods.

Re. "double méplat", it would be a rod end with two diametrically opposite flats. "quadruple méplat", for example, would therefore have four flats forming the sides of a truncated square, or possible a whole square.
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xxxBourth
Local time: 00:20
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OK, I take your word for it! Thanks.
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single flat


Explanation:
Reading between the lines, and adding the lines about the threaded and pinned options, I take it the rods onto which the rollers and their bearings are fitted are designed not to turn. A single flat mating with an appropriately shaped hole in the frame into which the rods are fitted would achieve this. Presumably some people would have the ends of the rods with multiple flats to diminish the likelihood of wear inducing rotation of the rods and inducing even more wear ...

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Note added at 2 days17 mins (2007-11-02 14:29:21 GMT)
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I shouldn't think that in this application there would be rods DESIGNED to turn, but there might be that are NOT designed NOT to turn ... If the rods turn, as I said, the metal would wear. Ideally the rods are fixed and any rotary movement takes place in the bearings fixed to the rods.

Re. "double méplat", it would be a rod end with two diametrically opposite flats. "quadruple méplat", for example, would therefore have four flats forming the sides of a truncated square, or possible a whole square.

xxxBourth
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Grading comment
OK, I take your word for it! Thanks.
Notes to answerer
Asker: Really, I have no idea. Why, could there be rods that ARE designed to turn?

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