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10:15 Oct 24, 2006
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Energy / Power Generation
Spanish term or phrase: estrella
The text is about occupational safety when working on and around wind power turbines:

"Cuando manipule el cardan , el pitch o la nariz planifique y coordine sus movimientos. En primer lugar, fije el rotor con los brazos de bloqueo, aplicando los frenos. Después, bloquee la *estrella*. Y no olvide mantenerse lejos de la seta de emergencia para evitar activarla involuntariamente."

Could the 'estrella' here be referring to the 'star' (connection) in a star-delta configuration?

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3starDolores Vázquez



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Una sugerencia.

    Reference: http://ec.europa.eu/eurodicautom/Controller
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..it is the star shaped armature on which supports the motor windings....

This ref shows a spider from a large turbine. Of course, a wind turbine would be much smaller:

Threading the shaft in through the spider and T-1 generator's steady bearing. The three reconditioned turbine-generator units will bring Pepperell Hydro ...

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