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English translation: pivoted / floating / oscillating / pendulum sample holder

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09:18 Jun 9, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Pendel-Probehalter
Part of a polishing machine. Unfortunately there isn't much context available, but I wondered if it might be some sort of swinging device for holding samples?
Heather
English translation:pivoted / floating / oscillating / pendulum sample holder
Explanation:
(TU Dresden,Technical and Engineering Dictionary; Fachwörterbuch Chemie u. chemische Techik:) Probehalterung = sample holder ---- Sample holder is more likely to go with a polishing process than is a test tube holder or centrifuge. (ibid.; DeVries-Herrmann; Technical & Engineering Dictionary; Ernst, W. der industriellen Technik:) Pendel- can translate as pendulum…, oscillating…, pivoted …, floating… etc. and presumably relates to a mechanism to assure the desired contact between the sample and the polishing material or surface. --- An English Web search in AltaVista or Northern Light of +“sample holder” +pendulum or the other terms in succession may yield a definitive hit concerning the modifier.
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Tom Funke
Local time: 04:12
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Thanks! :-)
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Summary of answers provided
narotating specimen holder
Tom Funke
naContext question
Tom Funke
napivoted / floating / oscillating / pendulum sample holder
Tom Funke
napendular/swinging test tube holder
Dierk Seeburg


  

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9 mins
pendular/swinging test tube holder


Explanation:
Your guess seems right and my answer tries to fit in with that. I could imagine a centrifuge-like device that contains these parts.
Cheerio,
Dierk

Dierk Seeburg
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43 mins
pivoted / floating / oscillating / pendulum sample holder


Explanation:
(TU Dresden,Technical and Engineering Dictionary; Fachwörterbuch Chemie u. chemische Techik:) Probehalterung = sample holder ---- Sample holder is more likely to go with a polishing process than is a test tube holder or centrifuge. (ibid.; DeVries-Herrmann; Technical & Engineering Dictionary; Ernst, W. der industriellen Technik:) Pendel- can translate as pendulum…, oscillating…, pivoted …, floating… etc. and presumably relates to a mechanism to assure the desired contact between the sample and the polishing material or surface. --- An English Web search in AltaVista or Northern Light of +“sample holder” +pendulum or the other terms in succession may yield a definitive hit concerning the modifier.


Tom Funke
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2 hrs
Context question


Explanation:
Can you tell if this device is a microscopic (electro-microscopic) or shop type instrument?

Tom Funke
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2 hrs
rotating specimen holder


Explanation:
(Excerpts from illustrated Web pager concerning micro procedures, which may or may not fit your "not much context"; my emphases:)
>>… It is shown in open chamber together with special motor for ROTATION OF THE TILTED SAMPLE HOLDER (A). ---- In photo ROTATING SAMPLE HOLDER(A) mounted above one of the resistance-heated evaporator (C) are shown. ---- The attachment may be used for ion-milling, bilateral etching and POLISHING, preparation of specimens for electron microscope investigations, ion-plasma sputtering, etc.<<




    Reference: http://web.kth.se/fakulteter/TFY/kmf/vup.htm
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