overtravel


Also found in: Acronyms.

overtravel

[¦ō·vər¦trav·əl]
(ordnance)
In machine guns, the distance the firing notch overrides the sear notch in cocking, to ensure positive engagement of the two notches.
References in periodicals archive ?
The simplest overtravel stop I've found (and my favorite) is the Ghost Rocket from Ghost Inc.
A semi-auto trigger, in order to be safe and reliable, needs a bit of take-up and overtravel, as well as a good margin of sear engagement.
It broke crisply at a surprising 3 pounds, with just a bit of overtravel.
Coaxial probes typically have problems with such thin layers because force and overtravel needed to make contact with this type of probe often lead to substrate and tip damage and unreliable contact.
A redesigned trigger system is crisper and has less overtravel, resulting in a perceived lighter trigger pull.
According to a company spokesman, this is especially important for complex machining operations where NC programming errors can cause overtravel, tool and fixture or workpiece collisions, and collisions involving the spindle head or other machine tool features.
And any slight wear that may occur on the upstream end of the piston will not affect its ability to close promptly, since there is ample overtravel of the piston.
The Nitron-coated, aluminum alloy, skeletonized trigger has a vertically serrated face and can be adjusted for overtravel and take-up.
Trigger pull was crisp and clean with minimal overtravel, with weight of pull at 3-1/2 pounds.
It breaks sharply at slightly less than 2 pounds with no perceived drag or overtravel.
Other tip designs are very fragile to handle and need a significant overtravel to contact the device under test (DUT), which increases the risk of costly breakage.
The Model 82C has a single-stage trigger that is adjustable for pressure and overtravel.