12:59 Nov 6, 2013
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German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Automation & Robotics
German term or phrase: Linear-/Portalachse
I'm translating a catalogue (British English) that contains products for pick-and-place handling systems. Two of the main products are Linearachsen and Portalachsen, but I'm not at all convinced by the translation of the terms I've been given: linear and portal axes. I've put both words in the same box as I think they're basically the same thing (see below where a Portalachse is described as a Linearmotorachse). Some example sentences:

Portalachsen XYZ
Hochdynamische und kräftige Linearmotorachse. Hochdynamische Linearmotorachse mit hochbelastbarer Doppelschienenführung.

Die Linearachsen XYZ mit Linearmotor bilden eine ideale Ergänzung der Handlingsysteme von Firma X.

Die Linearachse XYZ basiert auf einem Profilzylinder mit prismenförmiger Führung und acht spielfrei vorgespannten Führungsrollen.


This German website has pictures of the products I'm talking about:

I also found these two English websites (one US, one UK) where they seem to show the same products and refer to them as actuators.

So I was thinking linear actuator for Linearachse and maybe gantry actuator for Portalachse... If anybody could confirm this for me either way, I would be extremely grateful!
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