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- n. Plural form of thumbwheel.
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Important mail got stamped with a 1970s vintage "received" stamp, that had a nifty set of thumbwheels to set the date, and was then handed to a staff member for appropriate routing.
After using the T2/COLBERT treadmill for an exercise session, Soichi removed the device's safety wire and tie wraps to re-align (center) the T2 with its snubber pins within the snubber cups (to isolate T2 dynamics from station structure), then re-applied wire and wraps around the X-axis jam nuts and thumbwheels.
Chief among them is the versatility of slitting all the products on one type of machine where the change over / setting time has been reduced to simply calling up a new computer program (recipe) or resetting the required widths by turning thumbwheels.
The saddle section fell off and the thumbwheels moved and it took me forever to reset the intonation and bridge height.
On medical device components in particular, it is essential that any graduations marked on thumbwheels, control knobs or dials are accurate in their positioning and radial pitch.
Then recently talking to a technician who had served his apprenticeship in Germany and the company had presented each worker with a full toolkit, he said "Yeah all the shifting spanners had reverse thread direction thumbwheels to the normal spanners he is now used to.