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feed

1. Engineering the process of supplying a machine or furnace with a material or fuel
2. Engineering the quantity of material or fuel so supplied
3. Engineering the rate of advance of a cutting tool in a lathe, drill, etc.
4. Engineering a mechanism that supplies material or fuel or controls the rate of advance of a cutting tool
5. Theatre informal a performer, esp a straight man, who provides cues

feed

The electrical element at the focus of a radio dish that collects the radio waves and feeds them to the receivers. The element may be a dipole connected to a transmission line, or a horn (called a feedhorn) connected to a waveguide. In both cases the physical size of the feed must be chosen to match the wavelength of the signal. A telescope capable of observing at a number of wavelengths may therefore possess a selection of feedhorns, any one of which may be moved to the focal point.

Feed

 

the relative motion of a cutting tool and workpiece on a machine tool; one of the main parameters that characterize the cutting mode during the working of articles on machine tools. Feed makes possible sequential extension of the cutting process to the entire surface being worked.

A distinction is made among continuous feed (for example, in lathes, drilling, and milling machines) and periodic feed (in planers and slotters) and between rectilinear feed (in lathes, drilling, and milling machines, and planers) and circular feed (during rotation of parts in certain grinding machines). Feed is measured in millimeters per revolution of the workpiece or tool (machine tools of the lathe group); in millimeters per double pass of the table or slide (planers); or in millimeters per minute, which is called time feed (milling machines).

feed

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(agriculture)
Any crops or other food substances for livestock.
(computer science)
To supply the material to be operated upon to a machine.
A device capable of so feeding.
(electronics)
To supply a signal to the input of a circuit, transmission line, or antenna.
(electromagnetism)
The part of a radar antenna that is connected to or mounted on the end of the transmission line and serves to radiate radio-frequency electromagnetic energy to the reflector or receive energy therefrom.
(engineering)
Process or act of supplying material to a processing unit for treatment.
The material supplied to a processing unit for treatment.
A device that moves stock or workpieces to, in, or from a die.
(food engineering)
The fermenting wort that is removed from the yeast troughs during brewing processes.
(mechanical engineering)
Forward motion imparted to the cutters or drills of cutting or drilling machinery.

feed

i. The means of supplying ammunition to a gun or providing chaff to a dispenser.
ii. The point at which a signal enters a circuit or a device, such as an antenna feed.
iii. To provide a signal.

feed

A general term for the electronic distribution of information, whether text, audio or video. It may refer to a syndicated radio or TV program that is transmitted on a regular basis, or to a syndication feed that is available on a website or blog (see syndication format).
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Caption: FIG 3: Optimized Layout of Feeder and Vent on the Extruder Feed Hopper: One way to reduce the amount of entrained air is to place the powder feeder on the same vertical level as the extruder, as close to the feed hopper as possible.
In addition to the standard feed hopper, an optional extended feed is available.
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Contract notice: Dismantling works the line of bulky items and recovery of its feed hopper for integration into the sorting process of selective collection.
It features a two-ton capacity, a low profile pick-up and a patent pending dust-tight connector to the feed hopper. This discharge chute connector keeps product flow contained and also prevents dirt and other waste material that has collected on the underside of the bulk bag from entering and contaminating the product flow.
In order to make sure recyclers select the correct baler, they should look at the specifications of the balers and consider the cycle time, the total hydraulic force on the press head and the feed hopper size.
APV Baker's technology is a cut-sheet laminator fitted with a three-compartment feed hopper.
The mixer has a batch size of 1.5 liters, incorporating tangential rotors and an AC invertor drive control system to provide variable rotor speeds, plus a high pressure feed hopper. Tangential or interlocking type rotors are available to suit the process and compounds being tested.
An alternative to mechanical stirring is the ActiFlow system, which works through an intelligent vibratory drive attached to the outside of the feed hopper. It continuously optimizes frequency and amplitude based on changing material flow conditions and provides feedback to the feeder controller to remove the vibratory noise from the load-cell signal.
With their durable frame, large direct feed hopper and base production capacity of 500 tph with optional upgrades to 800 tph, these McCloskey conveyors stack up well above the competition, according to the company.
Tender are invited for Supply & Installation of Machinery and Equipment for Project-Primary Processing Centre (PPC) in NIFTEM At KUNDLI, Haryana-Inspection Conveyor with feed hopper,Fruits & Vegetables Washer,Feed Elevator with Hopper, Inspection/Manual Sorting Conveyor,Bye Pass Conveyor, Dry Brusher