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sich auf etw. absetzen lassen

English translation: can be lowered onto

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German term or phrase:sich auf etw. absetzen lassen
English translation:can be lowered onto
Entered by: Mark Barden
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00:03 Apr 8, 2007
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Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering
German term or phrase: sich auf etw. absetzen lassen
Der Blaskopf läßt sich mit demontierten Isolierplatten problemlos auf die Montagevorrichtung absetzen.

This follows a description of how to remove the insulating plates. Here's what I think is correct, though I am confused about "auf die Montagevorrichtung";

Once the insulating plates have been demounted, the die head may be easily attached to the assembly device.

Agree? Or is it removed from the assembly device? I'm thinking it'd be similar to "Der Mann hat seinen Hut auf den Tisch abgesetzt", though I can't say i've heard that.
Mark Barden
Local time: 04:29
can be lowerd onto
Explanation:
I can't really see how absetzen could be translated as attached in this context. I would guess that in normal operation the 'Blaskopf' is suspended above the plate or something like that and can at this step be lowerd/placed/set down on it.

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Note added at 1 day12 hrs (2007-04-09 12:09:20 GMT)
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I of course meant:

lowered
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Lars Helbig
Germany
Local time: 04:29
Grading comment
thanks a bundle!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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1 +1can be lowerd onto
Lars Helbig


  

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can be lowerd onto


Explanation:
I can't really see how absetzen could be translated as attached in this context. I would guess that in normal operation the 'Blaskopf' is suspended above the plate or something like that and can at this step be lowerd/placed/set down on it.

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Note added at 1 day12 hrs (2007-04-09 12:09:20 GMT)
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I of course meant:

lowered

Lars Helbig
Germany
Local time: 04:29
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
thanks a bundle!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  BrigitteHilgner: "Placed" was my initial idea, but in the context this might be a bit too weak. Happy Easter!
6 hrs

neutral  Steffen Walter: lowerEd
1 day9 hrs
  -> thanks for the correction.
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