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plat·en

 (plăt′n)
n.
1. The roller in a typewriter that serves as the backing for the paper against which the type bars strike.
2. The roller in a printer against which the print head strikes.
3. A flat plate or rolling cylinder in a printing press that positions the paper and holds it against the inked type.
4. The glass surface of a flatbed scanner.

[Middle English plateine, paten, from Old French platine, metal plate, from plat, flat; see plate.]

platen

(ˈplætən)
n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a flat plate in a printing press that presses the paper against the type
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the roller on a typewriter, against which the keys strike
3. (Mechanical Engineering) the worktable of a machine tool, esp one that is slotted to enable T-bolts to be used
[C15: from Old French platine, from plat flat; see plate]

plat•en

(ˈplæt n)

n.
1. a cylinder or flat plate in a printing press for pressing the paper against an inked surface to produce an impression.
2. the roller of a typewriter or impact printer used for guiding paper through the device.
[1400–50; earlier platyne, late Middle English plateyne chalice cover < Middle French platine. See plate, -ine3]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.platen - work table of a machine toolplaten - work table of a machine tool  
table - a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs; "it was a sturdy table"
2.platen - the flat plate of a printing press that presses the paper against the type
plate - a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
3.platen - the roller on a typewriter against which the keys strike
roller - a cylinder that revolves
Translations

platen

[ˈplætən] Nrodillo m

platen

n (of typewriter, printer)Walze f

platen

[ˈplætn] n (of typewriter, printer) → rullo
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After the mixing cycle, the vessel is simply rolled over to the Discharge System which is programmed to maintain a desired platen pressure.
The platens ride on linear bearings for "outstanding" platen parallelism and an oil-free molding area.
The tilting platen allows for the mold to be cleaned as needed, in some cases between each cycle, depending upon the application.
Canadian thermoforming equipment supplier GN Thermoforming Equipment of Nova Scotia has introduced a tool-specific heater platen which it says provides higher output, better product clarity, and quicker tool change-overs for large-volume applications.
The cold-chamber machine, available in 360-5000 tons, offers several features, including a retractable tie bar system, four short-stroke load cells, dual traversing cylinders that move the platen at high speeds for clamp opening and closing and a superior locking mechanism for long machine life.
Called Tandem, the system uses an additional, machine-mounted center platen and scissors-style linkage arms to keep all three platens aligned.
Pertinent Data: The clamp is a five-point toggle design that allows for more even distribution of pressure across the platen and reduced platen deflection.
The first press platen is a conventional hot press platen free of ports.
With a unique curved platen design, the ID 2500(TM) can capture a full hand print in one image, including the difficult to capture palm pocket without having to prepare or manipulate the subject's hand.
With push-button simplicity, the system automatically discharges a batch by lowering a precisely-machined platen into the vessel.
Autoplas in Bellevue, Ohio, has started up multiple 2200-ton twin-platen combi M duo presses (the exact number is proprietary), each with rotating cores and three injection units--one on the stationary platen and two piggy-backed on the moving platen.
The firm has also expanded its machining capabilities to provide fast turnaround of custom fabricated platen insulation.