abrir en cárter

English translation: (to) open the housing/case

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Spanish term or phrase:abrir en cárter
English translation:(to) open the housing/case
Entered by: Alan Lambson

22:50 May 27, 2018
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: abrir en cárter
I am translating a service and maintenance manual for a vacuum packing machine.

There are several instances where the phrase "abrir en cárter" is used, referring to a certain way of opening the machine to work on it. I cannot find attestations of this usage in Google searches, and I am completely unfamiliar with this usage. To me a "cárter" is a crankcase, which has nothing to do wtih this machine. Examples:

Apertura en “carter” envasadoras XXX de sobremesa

La sustitución del switch se realiza abriendo la apertura en cárter de la envasadora como en el capítulo 3.4.1 y mediante una llave aflojando la tuerca que fija el switch a la cuba.

Paso 1 Abrir en cárter la envasadora tal y como se explica en el capítulo 3.4.1.

This manual might have been translated from Catalan to Castilian, if that makes any difference.
Alan Lambson
Local time: 04:37
(to) open in the housing/case
Explanation:
"Cárter" has several different meanings, among them crankcase, but also: case, housing, sump, oil pan.
I think in this case they are referring to an opening in the housing, or case, of the bottling machine.
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TomWalker
United States
Local time: 03:37
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(to) open in the housing/case


Explanation:
"Cárter" has several different meanings, among them crankcase, but also: case, housing, sump, oil pan.
I think in this case they are referring to an opening in the housing, or case, of the bottling machine.

TomWalker
United States
Local time: 03:37
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 24
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  lorenab23: Sorry Tom, your answer wasn't up yet when I was posting my comment. Obviously I agree with your answer :-)
39 mins
  -> Thanks, Lorena; & I agree with you - see Discussion. ;-)

agree  Robert Carter: As you say, possible an oil pan or sump too; hard to tell without diagrams or more information.
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Robert :-)

agree  neilmac: In Spain, I only knew it as "sump/oil pan"...
5 hrs
  -> Thanks, Neil :-)
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