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Wechslerplätzen

English translation: tool changer positions

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German term or phrase:Wechslerplätzen
English translation:tool changer positions
Entered by: Sangeeta Joshi

06:18 Dec 5, 2018
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering / Werkzeugmaschine
German term or phrase: Wechslerplätzen
Mit der XXXXXXX mit neuester Generatortechnik, 154 ***Wechslerplätzen*** und 8 für Paletten erweitern wir unsere Kapazität in der Senkerosion, auch über die direkte Übertragung von Ergebnissen des Einmessens der Elektroden an die Maschine.
Yuu Andou
Local time: 22:01
tool changer positions
Explanation:
The process being talked about here seems to be EDM:
...Electrical discharge machining (EDM), also known as spark machining, spark eroding, burning, die sinking, wire burning or wire erosion, is a manufacturing process whereby a desired shape is obtained by using electrical discharges (sparks)...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_discharge_machining

Therefore, Wechslerplaetzen could be tool change positions, since most of these machines come with an automatic tool changer:

...The HQSF technology’s accuracy and quality combined with Makino’s applications support led us to purchase an EDNC65S sinker EDM with a 32-position tool changer. This investment has single-handedly changed our business and given us an advantage in these specialty EDM applications.”...

https://www.moldmakermag.com/articles/lens-tool-surface-fini...

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Note added at 5 hrs (2018-12-05 11:30:50 GMT)
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Perhaps, by calling it "tool changer positions" and not "tool change positions", one can add a subtle nuance to the meaning of the compound word as used here.
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Sangeeta Joshi
India
Local time: 18:31
Grading comment
Vielen vielen Dank!
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Summary of answers provided
3 +1tool changer positions
Sangeeta Joshi
Summary of reference entries provided
automatic tool changer
Gudrun Maydorn

  

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tool changer positions


Explanation:
The process being talked about here seems to be EDM:
...Electrical discharge machining (EDM), also known as spark machining, spark eroding, burning, die sinking, wire burning or wire erosion, is a manufacturing process whereby a desired shape is obtained by using electrical discharges (sparks)...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_discharge_machining

Therefore, Wechslerplaetzen could be tool change positions, since most of these machines come with an automatic tool changer:

...The HQSF technology’s accuracy and quality combined with Makino’s applications support led us to purchase an EDNC65S sinker EDM with a 32-position tool changer. This investment has single-handedly changed our business and given us an advantage in these specialty EDM applications.”...

https://www.moldmakermag.com/articles/lens-tool-surface-fini...

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Note added at 5 hrs (2018-12-05 11:30:50 GMT)
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Perhaps, by calling it "tool changer positions" and not "tool change positions", one can add a subtle nuance to the meaning of the compound word as used here.

Sangeeta Joshi
India
Local time: 18:31
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in HindiHindi
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
Vielen vielen Dank!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Gudrun Maydorn: Definitely "tool changer", but I am not sure whether "positions" is the best word. "Plätze" may well refer to the tool magazine's capacity, ie the number of tool spaces or tool slots provided in the magazine.
1 hr
  -> Thanks. Plaetze could well refer to individual slots in the magazine, however I have found sufficient references to "tool change positions" in the specifications for such machines. See here: http://www.byrne-tool.com/capabilities/machinerylist
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Reference comments


3 hrs
Reference: automatic tool changer

Reference information:
An Automatic tool changer or ATC is used in computerized numerical control (CNC) machine tools to improve the production and tool carrying capacity of the machine. ATC changes the tool very quickly, reducing the non-productive time. Generally, it is used to improve the capacity of the machine to work with a number of tools. It is also used to change worn out or broken tools.
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After receiving the tool change command, the tool to be changed will assume a fixed position known as the "tool change position". The ATC arm comes to this position and picks up the tool. The arm swivels between machine turret and magazine. It will have one gripper on each of the two sides. Each gripper can rotate 90°, to deliver tools to the front face of the turret. One will pick up the old tool from turret and the other will pick up the new tool from the magazine. It then rotates to 180° and places the tools into their due position.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_tool_changer

Gudrun Maydorn
Germany
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in category: 166
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