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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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Most stationary platens of an injection molding machine have an alignment hole with an inside diameter of 4 in.
Super-finish platens work exactly the same as a regular platen head but they use a Chevron belt between the platen and the sanding belt.
The Information Sheet specifically addresses the risks associated with whole-body access between the platens of larger machines and use of the dwell mode.
Compression molding presses are offered with upper tilting platens for easy mold access.
The first, the OEM Rotary Platens, was developed with the cooperation of manufacturers of new injection molding machines.
The mat is loaded into a press cavity formed between two press platens.
Here, I'll focus on the problem of keeping the mold at the correct processing temperature without too much heat transfer to the platens of the molding machine.
The company had also installed a handling and conveying system for sequencing the same cockpit platens at the Magna Intier Redditch plant.
This press design allows the lower heating platens to exit from the mold carrier to an operator-friendly location.
Called Tandem, the system uses an additional, machine-mounted center platen and scissors-style linkage arms to keep all three platens aligned.
The platens ride on linear bearings for "outstanding" platen parallelism and an oil-free molding area.
Fully guided, heated and insulated platens are 19" x 19" with operating temperature to 500[degrees].