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platen

the worktable of a machine tool, esp one that is slotted to enable T-bolts to be used

platen

[′plat·ən]
(engineering)
A flat plate against which something rests or is pressed.
The rubber-covered roller of a typewriter against which paper is pressed when struck by the typebars.
(mechanical engineering)
A flat surface for exchanging heat in a boiler or heat exchanger which may have extended heat transfer surfaces.

platen

A long, thin cylinder in a typewriter or printer that guides the paper through it and serves as a backstop for the printing mechanism to bang into. It is typically made of a hard rubber or rubber-like material. See carriage and typewriter.
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It is nearly impossible to perfectly center the locating ring in the alignment hole in the platen with a crane, A-frame, or forklift.
Platen heads are the workhorse of the segmented platen machine.
The risk is particularly high when the platen is being used in dwell [semi-automatic] mode.
Each dedicated heater platen has a specific cut plate that matches the design of the tool cutting die layout.
The company says that both the OEM and Econoline rotary platens are available in either servo or hydraulic versions, and both are under patent-application review.
Though Platen was at first influenced as a dramatist by Romanticism, he attacked its extravagances, particularly the Schicksalstragodie , or fate tragedy, in his witty comedies written in the manner of Aristophanes: Die verhangnisvolle Gabel (1826; "The Fateful Prong") and Der romantische Oedipus (1829; "The Romantic Oedipus").
Heated platen eliminates a halo effect that can generate from
As the platen is lowered hydraulically into the vessel, finished product is forced out within seconds.
At the same time as the platen was delivered to the Cockpit fit station, an operator lifted the cockpit using a specially designed manipulator, directly from the platen and introduced it into the vehicle.
For the upper heating platen, a tilting platen can provide access to the difficult-to-reach corners of the tool.
A new gate design and reorganization of services has enabled an overall width reduction of 8 inches without affecting tiebar spacing or platen width.