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faceplate

[′fās‚plāt]
(electronics)
The transparent or semitransparent glass front of a cathode-ray tube, through which the image is viewed or projected; the inner surface of the face is coated with fluorescent chemicals that emit light when hit by an electron beam. Also known as face.
(engineering)
A disk fixed perpendicularly to the spindle of a lathe and used for attachment of the workpiece.
A protective plate used to cover holes in machines or other devices.
In scuba or skin diving, a glass or plastic window positioned over the face to provide an air space between the diver's eyes and the water.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Faceplate

 

a device used in lathes, boring machine tools, and other metal-cutting machines for holding the blank or the cutting tool so that the blank or tool can be rotated. Faceplates are generally used for fastening blanks that have either irregular shapes or large diameters but are of moderate length. The blanks are attached by clamps, angles, cover plates, or bolts.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

faceplate

Any protective plate, such as an escutcheon or the plate over a mortised lock.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

faceplate

faceplate
The transparent front of a portion of the pressure helmet. It can be detachable or fixed.
factor of safety
i. A design factor used to provide for the possibility of loads greater than those assumed, and for uncertainties in design and fabrication. (ICAO). In aircraft design, the margin of strength against loads greater than the limit load—normally 1.5 to 1.7 times for most parts.
ii. The ratio of the breaking strength of a structure to the maximum load that it will ever be exposed to in normal usage. This is always greater than unity.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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Front faceplate installation offers fast, easy deployment without faceplate removal, while the flat or angled mount position allows for easy access.
When fuel is not filtered properly, particulate matter traveling in the fuel stream can lodge between the gear and the faceplate. Excessive friction between the mating surfaces can cause adhesion and surface deterioration.
Since the DeltaV system within PlantWeb conforms to IEC1131-3, the several different application software development contractors have been able to do their programming in one common platform, and access the modules, faceplates and standard programmes provided.
Larger models, custom faceplates, and hydraulic rotary joints are also available.
The Delta 2 will feature Wildseed's "Smart Skin" intelligent faceplates and "Smart Screen" software.
The latest hearth innovations include gas log sets that are capable of producing a natural-looking and remote-controllable fire, as well as whimsical plug-and-play electric fireplace suites with interchangeable, magnetized faceplates and optional flame effects.
The DAQStation CX features include a variety of screens, such as faceplates and tuning screens, for system operation and monitoring.
Effective in bonding foams, felts, and fabrics, for example, the IF-2070 family of tapes is designed for mounting nameplates, faceplates, die-cut parts, and decorative trim in auto interiors.
Laser etching, or more accurately, paint engraving, has been used since the mid-1980s for day/night backlit components such as faceplates, and switches or knobs on car stereos, environmental controls, and mirror housings.
The ilserver Web server auto-builds standard faceplates for various Procidia loops including controllers, sequencers, analog displays, pushbuttons and discrete inputs.
To complete the optical cabling systems, Ortronics offers attractive and flexible workstation products, including faceplates, surface mount boxes and modular furniture outlets that accommodate a wide array of snap-in fiber modules.
Other features include 14 new colourful faceplates in addition to the original five colours launched with the Palm m100 handheld and an ability to add hardware accessories to the handheld such as Kodak's PalmPix camera and a collapsible keyboard with a full-size QWERTY key layout.