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English translation: Bending axis

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German term or phrase:Knickachse
English translation:Bending axis
Entered by: Nancy Schmeing
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13:42 Jan 21, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Dreh- und Knickachsen
This is about features of robots. They can have Dreh- und Knickachsen. I'm not sure if that's 2 different axes or one of each. I'm also not sure if we want axis or joint in the English. Would appreciate some documentation for confidence level. Many thanks! Nancy
Nancy Schmeing
Canada
Local time: 10:52
rotation and bending axes
Explanation:
Robots can have various axes of motion. Here it is a rotation axis and a bending axis (two separate axes). The refs are representative, if you do a search for fobot+rotation+bending+axis you will find a lot more.
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Ken Cox
Local time: 16:52
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There was a red herring in this, namely Ernst has Knick meaning buckle. This is what happens when e.g. a column is not strong enough for a load.

Like Johanna, I looked all over for something to do with buckle. But Ken's prompt answer was so helpful - the word seems to be bending. I've often played the KudoZ game as a sport, but now I know how it feels to receive help! Thanks to everyone. Nancy
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Summary of answers provided
naswivelling and articulated joints
Alexander Schleber
naswiveling and articulated joints
Alexander Schleber
naRotating and articulating axesManfred Mondt
naDrehachse : axis of rotation (verbatim from Collins 4th Ed.)
Parrot
naaxis of rotation
Johanna Timm, PhD
narotation and bending axesKen Cox


  

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1 hr
rotation and bending axes


Explanation:
Robots can have various axes of motion. Here it is a rotation axis and a bending axis (two separate axes). The refs are representative, if you do a search for fobot+rotation+bending+axis you will find a lot more.


    Reference: http://www.martinb.com/threed/animation/kinematics/
    Reference: http://www.robotics.ca/newrob/vr006a2.htm
Ken Cox
Local time: 16:52
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 5905
Grading comment
There was a red herring in this, namely Ernst has Knick meaning buckle. This is what happens when e.g. a column is not strong enough for a load.

Like Johanna, I looked all over for something to do with buckle. But Ken's prompt answer was so helpful - the word seems to be bending. I've often played the KudoZ game as a sport, but now I know how it feels to receive help! Thanks to everyone. Nancy
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1 hr
axis of rotation


Explanation:

Drehachse- axis of rotation, as in:"....There is a torque associated with each axis of rotation as the robot moves in it’s gyrations. This software only uses the wrist ..."
www.eoa.com/CALCULATOR/EECALC_WEB_README.HTM - 40k

Knickachse: knicken would be buckling ( Ernst WB d.ind. Technik)
I search for buckling axis did not return any hits, but ERNST lists Knickfinger (Roboter)=elbow arm; maybe the various axis if the robot you are dealing with are asociated with various"body" parts?

See the following description of a 5- axis robot:"This 5 Axis Robotic Arm delivers fast, accurate and repeatable movement. The robot features: base rotation, shoulder, elbow and wrist motion and a functional gripper to make up five axis of movement.
Hope this helps some.


    Reference: http://www.technologyindex.com/education/store/robotics/tss/...
    Ernst, Wn d. ind. Technik/
Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 07:52
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 7302

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Chris Koenig
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1 hr
Drehachse : axis of rotation (verbatim from Collins 4th Ed.)


Explanation:
This would lead to the conclusion that Knickachse is the axis of articulation. It's reasonable to suppose that a robot can have both (or several of either) in different parts.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 16:52
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 315

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Chris Koenig
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7 hrs
Rotating and articulating axes


Explanation:
The articulating motion on a ropbot is typicall the combined effort of two rotating axes, such as moving your hand in a straight line by rotating your wrist, elbow and possibly shoulder.


    Reference: http://www.plasticsauxiliaries.com/product_news/2000/sept200...
Manfred Mondt
United States
Local time: 10:52
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10 hrs
swivelling and articulated joints


Explanation:
An axle is always a pin or a shaft. The articulation is provided by a joint. Joints can be rigid or articulated.


    Kempe's Engineers Year-Book
Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 16:52
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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22 hrs
swiveling and articulated joints


Explanation:
An axle cannot bend. An axis is not an axle, it is the center line, for instance of an axle. Therefore "bending axis" for "Knickachse" is wrong on both counts.

Similar for "rotating and bending axes". An axis cannot bend either.

Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 16:52
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