Schaltübertragungsmittel

English translation: switch transmission method

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German term or phrase:Schaltübertragungsmittel
English translation:switch transmission method
Entered by: Klaus Dorn (X)

20:49 Jan 28, 2002
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Schaltübertragungsmittel
In a patent relating to a switching means for a transmission: "... ein Schaltübertragungsmittel zur kombinierten Schaltung zweier Schaltkupplungen eines Getriebes, insbesondere ausgebilted für das Getriebe eines Handwerkzeuggerätes wie eines Kombihammers zur Umschaltung von Drehen, Drehschlagen, Meisselpositioniern und Meisseln."

Thanks very much!

Harold
Vadney (X)
switch transmission method
Explanation:
from what I read, this seems to fit in your context:

...a switch transmission method allowing the combined switching of two switch couplings of a gearbox...

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Klaus Dorn (X)
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Summary of answers provided
5shifting mechanism or gear changing mechanism
Dr. Fred Thomson
4 +1clutch coupling medium
Ken Cox
4switching mechanism
Kaiya J. Diannen
4switch transmission method
Klaus Dorn (X)
4transmission means
Claudia Tomaschek


  

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transmission means


Explanation:
Hallo Harold,

What they mean is a transmission, a bit like the transmission in the car.

Cheers
Claudia

Claudia Tomaschek
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switch transmission method


Explanation:
from what I read, this seems to fit in your context:

...a switch transmission method allowing the combined switching of two switch couplings of a gearbox...



Klaus Dorn (X)
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clutch coupling medium


Explanation:
By deduction:

In the context of a transmission or gearbox (Getriebe), ;'schalten' generally means 'shift', but when used with a clutch (Schaltkupplung) it means 'operate'.
From the sentence, what the item in question does is to interconnect two clutches (Schaltkupplungen) so they can be operated simultaneously.

Literally, the term means something that means it transfers the shifting/operating action from one device to another.

Ken Cox
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shifting mechanism or gear changing mechanism


Explanation:
or gear switching mechanism
Claudia's "transmission means" also makes sense,but I would either leave out the "means" or say "means of transmission."

Dr. Fred Thomson
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switching mechanism


Explanation:
I think it's obvious from the words used in the description that they are talking about a system involving gears, but I don't think that needs to be translated with this word in particular. The description later says that it would be useful in tools that (assumedly) have more than one speed or direction, therefore there needs to be a "switch" from one speed or function to another...

Kaiya J. Diannen
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