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19:14 Aug 28, 2010
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Engineering: Industrial
Italian term or phrase: inseguitore rotto
This was in a sequence of machine responses on a spreadsheet at the end of and automated measuring session with an automatic gauge. Machine poss a multi-axle lathe or similar
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Claudia Cherici
3tracer failure
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this is what i'd say

Claudia Cherici
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tracer failure

Tracer is a device - especially for automating machines like lathes - that follows the movements of a a human operator or another machine and copies the movements to a CNC (computed numerically controlled) program.

This way, a computer/robotics systems can perform the work exactly the same way without the human operator.

It appears inseguitore rotto is a computer command line saying there was a failure receiving or transmitting signals to the tracer device.

[Because this is a computer automated system in the translation - it's not the same as a 'tracer lathe' - which is a mechanical lathe that copies movements directly from one lathe to another (i.e. without computers).]

Note added at 22 hrs (2010-08-29 17:59:44 GMT)

Ooops - my example sentence is not the one I wanted. That's a different thing!

But I still stand by my answer.

Example sentence(s):
  • A stylus for a lathe tracer having a relatively flat body member with a template-engaging edge portion of varying contour so that the relationship between a ... [web source]

    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numerical_control#Tracer_contro...
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