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commutatori a tappeto

English translation: floor switch or floor safety switch

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08:01 Jan 30, 2000
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Italian term or phrase: commutatori a tappeto
This term is found in a decree under the heading \\\"Scelta di una protezione contro i rischi dovuti agli elementi mobili\\\".
The phrase reads as follows:
\\\"-oppure protezioni mobili conformi ai requisiti 1.4.1 e 1.5.2.2B o dispositivi di protezione quali i dispositivi sensibili(ad esempio: relè immateriali, commutatori a tappeto), i dispositivi di protezione che mantengono l\\\'operatore a distanza (ad esempio: comandi a due mani)\\\"....etc...

\\\"Could commutatori a tappeto\\\" be \\\"position indicators\\\"?

Thank you in advance for your help.
Andra
English translation:floor switch or floor safety switch
Explanation:
This safety device apparently requires the operator to stand in a safe area, for example on a grounded mat or out of the path of the equipment. The switch is open unless it senses the presence of the operator. It could be a simple pushbutton (big) that the operator has to stand on or press with a foot.
Of course, it could always be something else, given even more context.....
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Jonathan Hine
United States
Grading comment
I would like to thank both Hine and Heathcliff for your very helpful and timely responses and explanations.
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floor switch or floor safety switch


Explanation:
This safety device apparently requires the operator to stand in a safe area, for example on a grounded mat or out of the path of the equipment. The switch is open unless it senses the presence of the operator. It could be a simple pushbutton (big) that the operator has to stand on or press with a foot.
Of course, it could always be something else, given even more context.....

Jonathan Hine
United States
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 19
Grading comment
I would like to thank both Hine and Heathcliff for your very helpful and timely responses and explanations.
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6 hrs
mat switches


Explanation:
These are standard safety devices on factory floors and other areas (shipping facilities, etc.) where heavy equipment is in motion. (For what it's worth, "rele immateriali" are wireless relays (or sensors), such as optoelectronic beams which, when broken, trigger an alarm.)

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 10:21
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 504
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