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escapement

1. any similar mechanism that regulates movement, usually consisting of toothed wheels engaged by rocking levers
2. (in a piano) the mechanism that allows the hammer to clear the string after striking, so that the string can vibrate
3. an overflow channel

escapement

[ə′skāp·mənt]
(horology)
A device in a timepiece consisting of a toothed wheel which engages alternate pallets attached to an oscillating member.
(mechanical engineering)
A ratchet device that permits motion in one direction slowly.
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There is an escapement plate fastened to the base plate.
Linderman said it's likely Fish and Game will shift back to a more conservative approach to management in the area, to ensure treaty obligations and escapement on both sides of the border are being satisfied.
A scallop is a type of escapement which utilises the centre of gravity of the parts (which need to be oriented) to orient them.
A Bayesian meta-analysis of the available food habits data was performed to estimate the number of salmon that striped bass eat per day, and the number of juvenile salmon passing through the Sacramento River system was estimated from ocean catches, spawning escapements, and considerations of smolt-to-adult survival rates.
The Management system has a very high success rate in achieving target escapements, and conducting orderly harvests of surplus stocks;
Robohand Inc, whuch supplies sophisticated grippers, lifts, slides and thrusters, rotary actuators, feed escapements, robotic tool-changers, and end effectors.
Early-timing Skeena coho escapements plunged from over 80,000 in the 1960s to under 20,000 in the late 1980s [Taylor 1993].
Recent authors, mentioned above, distinguish between Stein's German action and Walter's Viennese action because in detail their escapements do not function in quite the same way.
Crafted from titanium, the unique timepiece features a transparent sapphire disk revealing the skeletonized four tourbillon escapements and four time zone apertures.
In instances in which space or access around the assembly machine is limited, vacuum-operated escapements can be supplied to deliver the parts to the assembly machine while maintaining the required pitch.
Using high-speed robotics and vision guidance, the TrueFlex(TM) system allows parts to be fed into the assembly process without relying on dedicated bowl feeders and part-specific escapements.
The Robohand product line includes the world's most diverse and complete line of robotic grippers, slides, rotary actuators, mounting modules, feed escapements, end-effectors, and tooling solutions.