Handling

English translation: handling (by manipulators, grippers) and handling devices

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German term or phrase:Handling
English translation:handling (by manipulators, grippers) and handling devices
Entered by: Juchi Pratt

03:46 Jul 28, 2019
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering / automated QA testing
German term or phrase: Handling
"Handling zum Kontaktierung"

Context: Operating instructions of a test bench used for testing automotive steering pumps. The word [[Handling]] is used in the source to refer to the part of the test bench that makes contact with the pump. It is clearly a loanword, but I am not familiar enough with the field to say whether [[handling]] is used is the English.

Image: https://imgur.com/qPzpAQZ - the purple element is the component receptacle.

The pump to be tested is seated in a receptacle, then, from what I gather, the test bench automatically establishes electrical and hydraulic connections with the pump using this "Handling". If [[handling]] is not used as an English equivalent, would an accurate translation be "contact(ing) head"?

Examples from the text:

*Wie bei dem XXX auch ist das Teilehandling zum Zustellen und Kontaktieren an einer Schweißkonsole montiert.

*Im vorderen Bereich befindet sich Handlings die die Kontaktierung, und Prüfung ermöglichen.

*Beim Handling mit den geprüften Bauteilen kann es zu Ölverschleppung kommen.
Juchi Pratt
Local time: 11:43
handling (by manipulators, grippers) and handling devices
Explanation:
"handling" wird im Englischen in automatisierten/robotisierten Fertigungs- und Prüflinien ein gebräuchlicher Begriff. Aber die Zusammensetzung mit deutschen Wörtern ist meist unglücklich. Ursache ist das Bestreben mancher Hersteller, möglichst "modern" zu wirken, ohne damit wirklich vernünftig umgehen zu können. Deutsche Fachbegriffe dazu sind z. B. "Handhabung" und "Manipulieren". Deshalb erst mal eine Quelltextüberarbeitung in richtiges Deutsch:

*Genauso wie beim XXX sind die Manipulatoren zum Platzieren und Kontaktieren an einer Schweißkonsole montiert.
*Zum Prüfen sind im vorderen Bereich Handhabungseinrichtungen für die elektrischen und pneumatischen Verbindungen angebracht.
*Beim Handhaben der geprüften Baugruppen kann der Prüfstand mit Öl verschmutzt werden.

Eine von vielen möglichen Kontextübersetzungen:

* The manipulators/positioners are attached to the welding console for placement and making contact just like the XXX.
* The arrangement of handling devices for the electrical and pneumatic connections in the front area facilitates the testing.
*The test bench is exposed to oil contamination during handling of tested assemblies.

Greifer m / gripper
:
Handhaberoboter m (der Werkstücke mittels Greifern bewegt) (Masch) / handling robot
Handhabung f / handling n | sichere ~ (um Gesundheits- und Sachschäden zu verhindern) / safe handling, safe practice
Handhabungsautomat m / handling automaton, automatic handling device | ~gerät n (Masch) / handling equipment, handling plant
:
Manipulator m (eine Vorrichtung, mit deren Hilfe mechanische Arbeiten an außerhalb der normalen Reichweite liegender Gegenständen oder hintr Stahlenschutz ausgeführt werden können) (Masch, Nukl) / manipulator n | ~ (Schw) / welding manipulator, welding positioner, positioner
(Kučera, Dictionary of Exact Science and Technology)

Thus a manipulator with six moving links and as many revolute pairs is called a 6-axis manipulator. Note that the actuator used to power the gripper (open and close fingers etc) is not counted as an “axis” – since the function of the actuator on the gripper is solely to open and close the fingers. Also, the actuator for the gripper does not contribute to the positioning and orienting capability of the end-effector.
https://de.scribd.com/document/313009574/lecture-5

2.5
For a given robot the only parameters necessary to completely locate the end effectors (gripper, welding torch, etc.) of the robot are the angles of each of the joints or displacements of the linear axes …
:
The manipulator end-effect (labelled E) has two gripper jaws having one coupler displacement to hold the workpiece, see Figure 5.1 and also shown clearly in explode drawing Figure 5.2. …
Fig. 5.1 Modeling manipulator assembly with its slides (A, B, C, D and E)
https://www.google.de/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd...

Welding Positioner Grippers with Wide Clamping Range
Versatile Gripper Chucks (Choose Size From Drop Down Menu Above)
3-Jaw welding chucks with extremely broad clamping range and reversible jaws, designed for use with the WP-Series Welding Positioners.
https://www.arc-zone.com/Positioner-Gripper-Chuck-WPG

With our wide range of pneumatically and electrically driven linear, rotary and gripper standard components and many products for robots, SCHUNK offers perfect prerequisites for individual handling solutions.
https://schunk.com/de_en/gripping-systems/category/gripping-...

This paper presents the first results in the development of a method for designing gripper systems for handling non-rigid flat parts such as textiles.
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-662-56714-2_...

Grippers have always been an important topic within (production) research, being the technical analogy for human grasping. Together with the handling device they are attached to, grippers handle, move and sometimes even manipulate goods within automated industrial processes using different principles to transfer the force of the handling device.
https://www.google.de/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd...
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Johannes Gleim
Local time: 20:43
Grading comment
It appears, then, that the device that automatically makes contact with the pumps does not have a canonical translation, although it can be called "handling device", "positioner" or manipulator. I am not as sure about "gripper", which does have a more specific pincer or jaw form not present on this "Handling".

Ich schätze Ihren Beitrag und stimme Ihnen zu, es wird nämlich ziemlich oft auf englische Wortbildungen gegriffen um klüger aufzutreten, wobei das meist nur zur Unklarheit führt. In technischen Fällen ist richtiges Schreiben eindeutiges Schreiben, egal welche Sprache.
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handling (by manipulators, grippers) and handling devices


Explanation:
"handling" wird im Englischen in automatisierten/robotisierten Fertigungs- und Prüflinien ein gebräuchlicher Begriff. Aber die Zusammensetzung mit deutschen Wörtern ist meist unglücklich. Ursache ist das Bestreben mancher Hersteller, möglichst "modern" zu wirken, ohne damit wirklich vernünftig umgehen zu können. Deutsche Fachbegriffe dazu sind z. B. "Handhabung" und "Manipulieren". Deshalb erst mal eine Quelltextüberarbeitung in richtiges Deutsch:

*Genauso wie beim XXX sind die Manipulatoren zum Platzieren und Kontaktieren an einer Schweißkonsole montiert.
*Zum Prüfen sind im vorderen Bereich Handhabungseinrichtungen für die elektrischen und pneumatischen Verbindungen angebracht.
*Beim Handhaben der geprüften Baugruppen kann der Prüfstand mit Öl verschmutzt werden.

Eine von vielen möglichen Kontextübersetzungen:

* The manipulators/positioners are attached to the welding console for placement and making contact just like the XXX.
* The arrangement of handling devices for the electrical and pneumatic connections in the front area facilitates the testing.
*The test bench is exposed to oil contamination during handling of tested assemblies.

Greifer m / gripper
:
Handhaberoboter m (der Werkstücke mittels Greifern bewegt) (Masch) / handling robot
Handhabung f / handling n | sichere ~ (um Gesundheits- und Sachschäden zu verhindern) / safe handling, safe practice
Handhabungsautomat m / handling automaton, automatic handling device | ~gerät n (Masch) / handling equipment, handling plant
:
Manipulator m (eine Vorrichtung, mit deren Hilfe mechanische Arbeiten an außerhalb der normalen Reichweite liegender Gegenständen oder hintr Stahlenschutz ausgeführt werden können) (Masch, Nukl) / manipulator n | ~ (Schw) / welding manipulator, welding positioner, positioner
(Kučera, Dictionary of Exact Science and Technology)

Thus a manipulator with six moving links and as many revolute pairs is called a 6-axis manipulator. Note that the actuator used to power the gripper (open and close fingers etc) is not counted as an “axis” – since the function of the actuator on the gripper is solely to open and close the fingers. Also, the actuator for the gripper does not contribute to the positioning and orienting capability of the end-effector.
https://de.scribd.com/document/313009574/lecture-5

2.5
For a given robot the only parameters necessary to completely locate the end effectors (gripper, welding torch, etc.) of the robot are the angles of each of the joints or displacements of the linear axes …
:
The manipulator end-effect (labelled E) has two gripper jaws having one coupler displacement to hold the workpiece, see Figure 5.1 and also shown clearly in explode drawing Figure 5.2. …
Fig. 5.1 Modeling manipulator assembly with its slides (A, B, C, D and E)
https://www.google.de/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd...

Welding Positioner Grippers with Wide Clamping Range
Versatile Gripper Chucks (Choose Size From Drop Down Menu Above)
3-Jaw welding chucks with extremely broad clamping range and reversible jaws, designed for use with the WP-Series Welding Positioners.
https://www.arc-zone.com/Positioner-Gripper-Chuck-WPG

With our wide range of pneumatically and electrically driven linear, rotary and gripper standard components and many products for robots, SCHUNK offers perfect prerequisites for individual handling solutions.
https://schunk.com/de_en/gripping-systems/category/gripping-...

This paper presents the first results in the development of a method for designing gripper systems for handling non-rigid flat parts such as textiles.
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-662-56714-2_...

Grippers have always been an important topic within (production) research, being the technical analogy for human grasping. Together with the handling device they are attached to, grippers handle, move and sometimes even manipulate goods within automated industrial processes using different principles to transfer the force of the handling device.
https://www.google.de/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd...

Johannes Gleim
Local time: 20:43
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 378
Grading comment
It appears, then, that the device that automatically makes contact with the pumps does not have a canonical translation, although it can be called "handling device", "positioner" or manipulator. I am not as sure about "gripper", which does have a more specific pincer or jaw form not present on this "Handling".

Ich schätze Ihren Beitrag und stimme Ihnen zu, es wird nämlich ziemlich oft auf englische Wortbildungen gegriffen um klüger aufzutreten, wobei das meist nur zur Unklarheit führt. In technischen Fällen ist richtiges Schreiben eindeutiges Schreiben, egal welche Sprache.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  philgoddard: I think your answer is a bit long and confusing, but I agree with manipulators/handling devices. The translation may also sometimes be "handling", as in Juchi's last example.
4 hrs
  -> Yes, that's why I offered several options to avoid repetitions and or to specify details.
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