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windup

[′wīn‚dəp]
(mechanical engineering)
The twisting of a shaft under a torsional load, usually resulting in vibration and other undesirable effects as the shaft relaxes.
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In order to form the transportation link between the tread windup machines and the palletizing area, each of the new conveyors is laid out at right-angles (see drawing).