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Mindestverfügbarkeit

English translation: minimum availability

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German term or phrase:Mindestverfuegbarkeit
English translation:minimum availability
Entered by: Nick Smith, BA (Hons.), Dipl. Uebers. (FH Koeln)
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16:55 Aug 2, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law: Contract(s)
German term or phrase: Mindestverfügbarkeit
This appears in a sentence under conditions of a contract for installing a dispatch system:
"Mindestverfügbarkeit der Anlage und Reaktionszeiten gefordert ggf. beschrieben?"
Nick Smith, BA (Hons.), Dipl. Uebers. (FH Koeln)
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:48
minimum availability
Explanation:
The minimum availability of the machine and response time required (i.e. how much time does the supplier need before he can make the machine available.)
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Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 19:48
Grading comment
Thank you very much :)
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +3minimum availability
Kim Metzger
na +1almost the same answerBeth Kantus
nahere is the promised definitionBeth Kantus


  

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4 mins peer agreement (net): +3
minimum availability


Explanation:
The minimum availability of the machine and response time required (i.e. how much time does the supplier need before he can make the machine available.)


    bilingual background,
Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 19:48
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 1209
Grading comment
Thank you very much :)

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Melanie Sellers: ;0)
1 min

agree  xxxBarbaraW
2 hrs

agree  Mary Worby: With 'minimum availability', but I think it could also mean the overall reliability of the system / downtime, etc.
7 hrs
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11 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
almost the same answer


Explanation:
I agree with minimum availability - one manufacturing company I work for uses the term "minimum technical availability"
(If I can lay my hands on the last specification with that verbage, I will post another answer with their definition of it)

I also agree with response time

However, the important distinction IMHO is these are specifications or requirements of the machines or the system, and not to be confused with the lead time the supplier needs to deliver them


HTH!


Beth Kantus
United States
Local time: 20:48
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 12

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Mary Worby: Yes - I think that's what I was trying to say!!
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12 hrs
here is the promised definition


Explanation:
In a list of requirements for an idler pulley assembly line:

Technical machine-dependent availability* of the line: 95%
...
...

*…. Technical machine-dependent availability is the relationship between the output achieved with the existing equipment and the output that is theoretically possible. This factor is measured over several hours of trouble-free operation. The following periods are deducted from the operating time:
-Outages due to components that do not comply with drawings, incorrect parts, lack of or inappropriate maintenance, organizational problems, personnel-related downtime
-Machine run time during which unacceptable parts are produced due to the above causes
-Setup times.

Hope the definition helps you determine if this fits your context.


Beth Kantus
United States
Local time: 20:48
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 12
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