Nachfolgeflexibilität

English translation: upgrade flexibility

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German term or phrase:Nachfolgeflexibilität
English translation:upgrade flexibility
Entered by: Johanna Timm, PhD

13:27 Jan 19, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Nachfolgeflexibilität
context: standardization in the design and construction of special machines
Demands on production facilities:
1-Hochlaufgeschwindigkeit
2-Mengenflexibilität (Stückzahlflexibilität)
3-Variantenflexibilität (Typenflexibilität)
4-Nachfolgeflexibilität (Umstellungsflexibilität)

For further context -- advantages of standardization: Wiederverwendbarkeit von Modulen und Komponenten auch in Folgeanlagen für andere Produkte und Funktionen

I know this relates to the ability to implement design/construction modifications and changes in subsequent special machines, but I can't think of
a good English equivalent for Nachfolgeflexibilität - has anyone come across this term before or does anyone have any ideas?
TIA, Beth
Beth Kantus
United States
Local time: 12:40
upgrade flexibility
Explanation:
I would interpret the "Nachfolge" bit as technical advancements, i.e.possibility to accomodate later upgrades. See
"In the short run, this may make the upgrade more expensive, but offers some upgrade flexibility See:.www.insanely-great.com/reviews/g3-500.html -

(Sorry for the late contribution, my answering option did not work)
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Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 09:40
Grading comment
Thanks to all of you for your help. All of the suggestions were good.
Thanks again!
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Summary of answers provided
naFollow-on flexibility
Trudy Peters
naupgrade flexibility
Johanna Timm, PhD
naattachments flexibility
Alexander Schleber
naadaptability OR flexibility potential
Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
nachangeover flexibility
gwolf
naadaptability
ruebaer
naflexibility (or ease) of substitution
Parrot


  

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9 mins
flexibility (or ease) of substitution


Explanation:
This is clearly an advantage of standardization.

Parrot
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11 mins
changeover flexibility


Explanation:

See also the following search links:

http://www.google.com/search?q=changeover flexibility

http://www.mydata.se/products/siegflex.html

Hope this helps.


    Google Search
    Personal experience
gwolf
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2 hrs
adaptability


Explanation:
in which case you can leave out the 'flexibility' bit because:

Collins:
adaptability:
1. adjustment to different conditions, a new environment etc.
2. ability to change, modify to suit a new or different purpose

cheers


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5 hrs
adaptability OR flexibility potential


Explanation:
It is because of the great flexibility potential of modern ICTs that Castells talks about new ICTs as a process...

organizational flexibility potential,

[...]if new organisational forms are not adopted which are compatible with these new strategic imperatives and capable of exploiting the flexibility potential of integrated technologies then again competitive potential will fail to be realized.


    Internet
Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
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Trudy Peters
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16 hrs
attachments flexibility


Explanation:
One of the demands on production facilities, is the ability to attach various other machines or devices for subsequent processing.

attachments flexibility (conversion flexibility)

Alexander Schleber
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1 day 16 mins
Follow-on flexibility


Explanation:
Personal opinion

Trudy Peters
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2 days 2 hrs
upgrade flexibility


Explanation:
I would interpret the "Nachfolge" bit as technical advancements, i.e.possibility to accomodate later upgrades. See
"In the short run, this may make the upgrade more expensive, but offers some upgrade flexibility See:.www.insanely-great.com/reviews/g3-500.html -

(Sorry for the late contribution, my answering option did not work)


    .www.insanely-great.com/reviews/g3-500.html -
Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 09:40
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 7435
Grading comment
Thanks to all of you for your help. All of the suggestions were good.
Thanks again!
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