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10:23 Mar 1, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Messwertgeber (Sensor), Aufnehmer
Context: telemetry system, rotor electronics specs. Big question: Is "Messwertgeber" measurement transducer or sensor? And the German word "Sensor" sometimes seems to be sensor and sometimes transducer in English too. And "Aufnehmer"? Is there a key difference between these 3 words in telemetry electronics?
"Der Messwertgeber (Sensor), die Rotorelektronik und die Übertragerwindung sollten nahe an-einander montiert werden. Sämtliche Anschlussleitungen zur Rotorelektronik (Sensoren und Induktivversorgung) sollten möglichst kurz sein." "Art des Sensors bestimmen: DMS, Thermoelement, High Level, (Wegaufnehmer, Drucksensor, Beschleunigungssensor)."
Hubbit
Local time: 07:07
English translation:it all depends...
Explanation:
A Meßwertgeber is indeed a sensor, but it can also be a pickup, while an Aufnehmer is properly speaking a pickup, which is actually a transducer. The proper term in English, as in German, really depends on the particular item in question and to a certain extent how it works (a transducer converts one type of physical quantity into another, a sensor generates a signal that is related to the value of a physical quantity). Add to this possible sloppiness on the part of the author, and/or the desire to avoid using the same work twice in a row, and your guess is a good as mine. Where the German uses 'sensor', I would stick to sensor, and Cornelsen's Tech WB gives 'distance recorder' for Wegaufnehmer -- but I would prefer 'displacement transducer' in this context.
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Local time: 07:07
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Sensor


Explanation:

Meßwertgeber m, sensor m / measurement transducer, sensor, pick-off, pick-up, primary element
Meßwertgeber, Transmitter m / transmitter
Meßwertgeber m (für Kräfte) / force meter

It might be that a sensor just senses and a transducer is also a Meßwertumformer, Meßwandler
Aufnehmer m (Regeln) / sensor, sensing element
Aufnehmer m für Bewegungen o. Deformationen / displacement transducer o. pickup

Sensor m (Meßtechnik) / sensor, detector

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it all depends...


Explanation:
A Meßwertgeber is indeed a sensor, but it can also be a pickup, while an Aufnehmer is properly speaking a pickup, which is actually a transducer. The proper term in English, as in German, really depends on the particular item in question and to a certain extent how it works (a transducer converts one type of physical quantity into another, a sensor generates a signal that is related to the value of a physical quantity). Add to this possible sloppiness on the part of the author, and/or the desire to avoid using the same work twice in a row, and your guess is a good as mine. Where the German uses 'sensor', I would stick to sensor, and Cornelsen's Tech WB gives 'distance recorder' for Wegaufnehmer -- but I would prefer 'displacement transducer' in this context.

Ken Cox
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