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10:26 Aug 24, 2001
Italian to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering
Italian term or phrase:strozzatore
A big scary looking element in a die casting machine used to adjust the casting rotation speed. My best guess was some sort of clamp, but it doesn't look anything like any clamp I've ever seen. Does anyone know this word? Help!!
Thanks to everyone - after carefully inspecting the photo, it does indeed seem that this particular mechanism stops the movement of a chain/cable. Much obliged. 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
Explanation: Ditto on Angela's response. I have a 2000-page hardware catalogue that gives me a picture of a throttle control "for locking throttle applications", so this would also account for your clamping mechanism.
"Choke" is also used for strozzatore, but it seems more appropriate for pipes and hoses, as it "chokes" the passage of air.