beim Befahren

English translation: when going down the furnace

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German term or phrase:beim Befahren des Ofens
English translation:when going down the furnace
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14:06 Sep 28, 2011
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering / Motion control
German term or phrase: beim Befahren
Context:

"An der Unterseite des Trägers befinden sich zwei Magnete die beim Befahren des Ofens ein Signal an die Steuerung über einen im Boden eingelassenen magnetschalter geben."

Cf.: http://www.proz.com/kudoz/4533556

I think this either simply means "when the rack enters the furnace" or else (less likely) "when the rack is moved inside the furnace".

* Sentence or paragraph where the term occurs: See above
* Document type: Performance specifications
* Target audience: Mechanical engineers
* Country and dialect (source): German
* Country and dialect (target): American English
David Williams
Germany
Local time: 21:05
when going down the furnace
Explanation:
In analogy to the following use of 'befahren':
die Schacht befahren = to go down the shaft/tunnel/duct/drain/manhole/well

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Note added at 3 hrs (2011-09-28 17:34:11 GMT)
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Alternatively:
when lowered into the furnace

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Note added at 18 hrs (2011-09-29 09:06:32 GMT)
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@ David Willaims (in response to your 'Note to answerer':
How I wish you had posted the links to the pictures in the "context" along with the queried term ! However, for the benefit of those who inadvertently fail to notice them under my answer, I'm posting the URLs in the discussion box.
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casper
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Summary of answers provided
4which, when navigating the ....
Gabriella Bertelmann
3when going down the furnace
casper
3while moving through
jccantrell


Discussion entries: 6





  

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which, when navigating the ....


Explanation:
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Gabriella Bertelmann
Local time: 13:05
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 19
Notes to answerer
Asker: No, it definitely doesn't navigate the furnace/autoclave.

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10 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
while moving through


Explanation:
I believe that you are correct. Whether it is moving under its own power or being pulled or pushed, it is going through the oven.

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Note added at 1 hr (2011-09-28 15:14:14 GMT)
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With that added note, you may very well use 'entering' since it does not move through the device.

jccantrell
United States
Local time: 12:05
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 206
Notes to answerer
Asker: It has an end switch, and there is only one door to the furnace/autoclave (as far as I know) so I doubt it would be going through. The system in question is basically used to load the furnace/autoclave.


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neutral  Malina Alexandra Pricop: Not sure it's really moving through it. My understanding is that the magnetic proximity switch receives a signal from the magnets on the rack when entering the furnace.
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beim Befahren des Ofens
when going down the furnace


Explanation:
In analogy to the following use of 'befahren':
die Schacht befahren = to go down the shaft/tunnel/duct/drain/manhole/well

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Note added at 3 hrs (2011-09-28 17:34:11 GMT)
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Alternatively:
when lowered into the furnace

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Note added at 18 hrs (2011-09-29 09:06:32 GMT)
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@ David Willaims (in response to your 'Note to answerer':
How I wish you had posted the links to the pictures in the "context" along with the queried term ! However, for the benefit of those who inadvertently fail to notice them under my answer, I'm posting the URLs in the discussion box.

casper
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 76
Grading comment
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Notes to answerer
Asker: Not in this instance, as we are talking about something like this: http://www.sfa-eng.co.uk/autoclaves.html http://www.premium-aerotec.com/Binaries/Binary3976/_DSC8645low.jpg

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