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11:19 Feb 20, 2007
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German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering
German term or phrase: Steuerniere
I have already posted this question in the DE-NL section, but we don't seem to be able to come to a solution on what this thing might be. Therefore, I try DE-EN, in the hope that I reach a larger "audience" and that perhaps someone knows what this is.

In the description of a hydraulic pump

In der Steuerplatte ist eine Steuerniere ausgebildet, die die Steuerplatte in axialer Richtung durchdringt.

The drawing just shows a (small) channel that goes through the mentioned plate.

Does anybody have an idea of what might be going on here?

As usual, many thanks in advance!
Local time: 01:03

Summary of answers provided
3 +1(kidney-shaped) control port of a rotary (disc) valve
Ken Cox
3valve nodule / valve node
Savita Bhalla
4 -3tax kidney
Alessandro Zocchi

Discussion entries: 3



34 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): -3
tax kidney

See link


    Reference: http://v3.espacenet.com/textdes?DB=EPODOC&IDX=EP0430939&QPN=...
Alessandro Zocchi
Local time: 05:03
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Oliver Walter: Steuer is here "control", not "tax", and Niere is something kidney-shaped (but not in fact a kidney).
8 mins
  -> Sorry, I only searched the net and found it in the link...

disagree  Stephen Sadie: absolutely not, this is about engineering, CL totally exaggerated// I am sure that the asker did too !
10 mins
  -> :)

disagree  Richard Benham: The linked page is in German anyway. And WTF is a "tax kidney" supposed to be???//There is no English version, You clicked on "translate this text" and got a warning that it was a machine translation. Professionalism?
50 mins
  -> ooooh sorry I didn't mean to... I know that Steuer- is "steering" or "control" I just found it in the ENGLISH VERSION. Sorry once again
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valve nodule / valve node


Savita Bhalla
Local time: 09:33
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
(kidney-shaped) control port of a rotary (disc) valve

based on the relatively few google hits for axial-piston pumps

Incidentally, in patent language this can be rendered as 'reniform control element' as in abstract of the second reference below (how's that for a fancy, inherently vague description?).


[PDF] Simulation des dynamischen Verhaltens von Axialkolbenpumpen
...zwischen den Steuernieren über Kerben bzw. Bohrungen im Steuerspiegel zeitlich gestreckt. (Bild 1). Bild 4 zeigt das im Simulationsprogramm realisierte ...

(WO/1998/023860) AXIAL PISTON MOTOR WITH BEARING FLUSHING - [ Translate this page ]Ferner ist ein Steuerspiegelkörper (18) mit Steuernieren und eine Stelleinrichtung (26), durch deren Betätigung die Zylindertrommel (8) mitsamt dem ...

Note added at 1 hr (2007-02-20 12:52:01 GMT)

In response to Stefan's comment: if this isn't a patent, you might just translate it as 'control port'. It's entirely conceivable that the term has come to be regarded as a generic name for a control port in a rotary valve, regardless of its shape. Besides that, I'd be more inclined to describe the ports shown in the drawing of the first cited reference as 'curved oblong'.

Ken Cox
Local time: 05:03
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Asker: thanks for your input Ken; I know that I can give some kind of vague description (I have been around in the patent world for quite some years), but that is where the problem lies. When I look at the drawings, I only see a straight channel; nothing reniform of any kind, just a tiny channel.....

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Richard Benham: I don't think it matters that there is nothing reniform in the diagram. You translate the text, not the pictures, which only serve to disambiguate.
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