# Umhängungsfaktor

## English translation: Torque ratio

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 14:29 Mar 31, 2002
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
 German term or phrase: Umhängungsfaktor Text deals with elevators. This is an explanation for an abbrevation. They give the following example: EuroLift = 2 : 1
 shewidSweden Local time: 13:11
 English translation:Torque ratio Explanation:The equipment pulls with twice the strength needed to lift the weight of the elevator at the start of an ascent.
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ingot
 This answer seems to make the most sense, but I'm curious as to where you found this information.3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

4Torque ratioingot
4take-up factor or sling factor
 Dr. Fred Thomson
4enclosure factor
 Alexander Schleber

38 mins   confidence:
enclosure factor

Explanation:
Umhängung -> Umhang => enclosure

That appears as the only thing that makes sense here. Some elevators are open on one or more sides, so the extent of exclosure (factor) would be a construction parameter.

HTH

 Alexander SchleberBelgiumLocal time: 13:11Native speaker of: German, EnglishPRO pts in pair: 2328

50 mins   confidence:
take-up factor or sling factor

Explanation:
umhaengen means "to sling" or "to take up"
The sling term is used in reference to packs and rifles.
DeVries, Tech & Engr Dico

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Note added at 2002-03-31 15:22:05 (GMT)
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The Euro-Lift 2:1 implies some kind of mechanical advantage. Thus, either of the terms I have suggested may ver well relate to such a mechanical advantage.

 Dr. Fred ThomsonUnited StatesLocal time: 05:11Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in pair: 5861

3 hrs   confidence:
Torque ratio

Explanation:
The equipment pulls with twice the strength needed to lift the weight of the elevator at the start of an ascent.

 ingotPRO pts in pair: 107
 This answer seems to make the most sense, but I'm curious as to where you found this information.

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