manual operation

manual operation

[′man·yə·wəl ‚äp·ə′rā·shən]
(computer science)
Any processing operation performed by hand.

manual operation

Said of functioning of equipment or devices that are capable of being operated directly by hand without any other source of power.
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training operation, maintenance and control of the vehicle handbook manual operation,
It has, as standard, a loop sensing system with either automatic or manual operation and an un-wind speed of up to 35m per minute.
The drive plates do not interfere with normal manual operation.
Current production is achieved with manual operation of the materials preparation and mixing process and is not intended to produce marketable quantities of devulcanized rubber.
The system provides many benefits including reduced chemical, water and energy use; decreased downtime; and minimal manual operation.
The coupling rods match those of the manual Z168/ system, simplifying conversion from manual operation.
Designed for external manual operation, the saw can cut up to 2-1/2" diameter solids and 3" shapes.
Both Chipmunk systems allow for simple changeover from one chip material to another, along programmable controls to allow automated or manual operation.
Remember, during manual operation, be extra careful lowering the launcher and boom.
It also features a built-in hand crank that allows for manual operation when power is unavailable.
For example, if a casting facility has a 10% scrap rate on a manual operation, that means for every 1,000 castings made, 100 are scrapped.
Since the system was shut down, the DWP has reverted to a manual operation of soliciting and awarding bids.

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