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assurant une fixation en translation stable des pièces

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10:29 Sep 13, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: assurant une fixation en translation stable des pièces
Meaning of "en translation stable" here??
Does it mean that the parts are fixed to a sort of sliding mechanism so that they may move along a certain direction while remaining attached or
does it mean that the parts cannot move at all, i.e. stable with regards to one certain direction?

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Bruce Sanderson
Local time: 21:57
English translation:>> please see below <<
Explanation:
The literal translation -- "ensuring an attachment in stable translation of the parts" -- doesn't do much to enlighten the English-reading audience.

Consider instead rearranging the sentence: "...secured in such a way that the parts remain stable [or "in a fixed relative position"] during translational movement" -- that is, as you inferred, so that the parts don't rotate or shift from a given orientation as they move in a single direction.
Envision, for example, a single row of soft-drink bottles on a conveyor belt, being carried along the belt from left to right, while the portion of the bottle on which the label is located stays in (for instance) the six o'clock position.

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Heathcliff
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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naAssures an attachment for the stable translation of the pieces.
Luis Luis


  

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1 hr
Assures an attachment for the stable translation of the pieces.


Explanation:
I think it means that the pieces have a tendency to fall or topple over. So they are devising a way to keep them secure during movement.

Regards.
Luis Luis
"l'angolais"

Luis Luis
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6 hrs
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Explanation:
Assurant une fixation en translation stable des pièces...hmmm! Tricky one!

Robert & Collins refers to a "mouvement de translation" (translatory movement) which itself is described by the Collins English Dictionary as a term of Physics in which a body is caused to move laterally in space without rotation or angular displacement. Logical, "trans" being "across" and "lateral" being "sideways".

So, the parts are being moved laterally in space without rotation or angular displacement. Something which you don't mention is ensuring that the parts are fixed in such a way that they don't rotate or move, they are stable, when being dispalced laterally.

Does this help?

Nikki



    Robert & Collins Senior 2000
    Collins New Englsih Dictionary
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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>> please see below <<


Explanation:
The literal translation -- "ensuring an attachment in stable translation of the parts" -- doesn't do much to enlighten the English-reading audience.

Consider instead rearranging the sentence: "...secured in such a way that the parts remain stable [or "in a fixed relative position"] during translational movement" -- that is, as you inferred, so that the parts don't rotate or shift from a given orientation as they move in a single direction.
Envision, for example, a single row of soft-drink bottles on a conveyor belt, being carried along the belt from left to right, while the portion of the bottle on which the label is located stays in (for instance) the six o'clock position.

Best, HC

Heathcliff
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Local time: 12:57
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