off-line unit

off-line unit

[′ȯf¦līn ′yü·nət]
(computer science)
Any operation device which is not attached to the main computer.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The digital front end is an off-line unit, which handles all the job preparations and separations.This means the press operator does not do any repro-technical changes.
In fact, a third off-line unit from Allens is to be installed shortly for another speciality bread range for the same customer.
Both the MCU and other critical assemblies have redundant backups, with the off-line unit being automatically switched in when a subassembly malfunctions.
The HaloSource product line includes off-line units that attach permanently to machining centers.
The new models are off-line units that attach permanently to machining centers allowing the use of Coolant Xtender technology to eliminate odors that often force disposal of metalworking coolants before the end of useful life.