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Swedish term or phrase:skrotrulle
English translation:scrap reel
Entered by: Sven Petersson
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16:20 Mar 20, 2018
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Medical - Manufacturing / Standard Operating Procedure for pharmaceutical manufacture of plastic ampules
Swedish term or phrase: skrotrulle
The context is a printing/labeling machine on a manufacturing line of ampules.
When installing a new label reel in the printing/labeling machine the following sentence is used
Ta bort ca 30 st etiketter i början på bärremsan för underlätta uppmontering på skrotrullen.

It should similar to the collecting wheel in the old tape recorders. What is the best term?
Scrap reel? Empty reel/ Collecting reel?
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scrap reel
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5scrap reel
Sven Petersson
4waste reel
Michael Ellis



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scrap reel


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waste reel

This sounds nicer!
See reference.

Some systems refer to the rewind reel or rewind mandrel (see http://www.northfieldcorp.com/pdfs/360-Series-Manual.pdf)
but I think waste reel or scrap reel is the better translation.

    Reference: http://www.impresstik.com/downloads/webmaster_2100.pdf
Michael Ellis
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Asker: Thanks a lot for the references. In the end I used scrap reel since I had to submit before I got your input. I think it is good enough since it is for an internal SOP.

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