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06:29 Jul 7, 2008
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Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: tallarina
From the operating manual for an extrusion machine that recycles plastic into pellets (a pelletiser):

Dado que el sistema está desarrollado para una importante producción, el nivel de aire que entra en la *tallarína*(sic) es importante.

I don't suppose "noodler" will work ;-)

This word only appears once in the 15,000 word manual, and there is no more context than that I have copied above.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
Elizabeth Joy Pitt de Morales
Local time: 23:37

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3carving machine

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carving machine

At first I thought such a (rarely mentioned) term must refer to some extremely specialized part of the machine. However, web searches turn up machinery catalogs with 'tallarina' listed as a category heading....


So it seems they are using a more 'generic' reference to the entire machine at this point... i.e. 'tallarina' is a type of machine...

some research:
Taller is workshop. Tallar is to carve. A tallarina must be some sort of carving or cutting machine, in general. In this case it is a machine that "carves" plastic into little pellets I gather.

    Reference: http://www.todomaquinaria.com/1158/Silos,_Tallarinas,_Motore...
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