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Idle

Describing a project or asset that is not being used and therefore is not generating revenue. An idle asset usually has a maintenance cost associated with it. Companies therefore attempt not to have idle assets unless demand drops below a certain level.
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When materials build up on idlers and pulleys, it throws the rollers off, causing the belt to wander.
Remedy: Consumers with the recalled window shades should immediately contact the place of purchase for instructions on how to schedule a service call for free replacement idlers.
Start your dozer and back it up until the idler backs up V4 inch or more.
No pinch point or idler junction area--utilizing 17.
The idler wheel has two tracks and a string terminal that permits you to use standard-length strings to minimize the effects of stretch.
There are two lube points for the idler arm and housing.
Under the Settlement Agreement, Conner has agreed to take a royalty-bearing license from Iomega under Iomega's capstan idler patent.
A new catalog from Stock Drive Products / Sterling Instrument (an ISO 9001 manufacturer) features over 190 feed & idler rollers with multiple applications.
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In addition to longevity, the patented Elite design allows the re-use of the axle assembly, yielding a significant savings over replacing entire idler assemblies.
Crewmen, it's out-of-sight, out-of-mind when it comes to lubing the idler wheel support arms on your M113-series carrier.
Webex's emergency roll service delivers precision idler rolls in record time, helping OEMs to complete converting machinery orders or converters and printers to get process lines up and running again.