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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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Caption: Metso says its Energy Saving Idler system reduces the load typically carried by conventional roller systems by 50%, in addition to cutting belt power consumption by up to 35%.
This HNLF represents the gain medium where the processes of parametric amplification and idler generation takes place.
The married patients had a more positive outlook going into the surgery, compared with the single patients," Idler said.
The additional labor for the idler roller is minimal (about $10), and the labor for the tensioner usually runs about $50.
Created base plate was then placed into the frame of idler (Fig.
Rose's edited volume, Flaneurs & Idlers, reverses the trend of new contexts, and instead traces the figure of the flaneur back through the nineteenth century to its earliest days.
Russell reforms the aesthetic Wildean idler into an ethical idler, judging work against itself, but only at the cost of undermining the overall project-an outcome Kierkegaard had himself anticipated with the sly juxtapositions of aesthetic and ethical that mark Either/Or with the stamp of genius.
Whether English and German texts adopt the French term or resort to expressions such as idler or Bummler, the occupation of the type as a reader of the city's sign systems emerges as a new professional category in its own right.
The BBC commentator Raymond Glendenning called Idler the winner, to the delight of those, including myself, who had backed him.
Idler now works as a government affairs consultant.
Superior Industries has introduced a new idler design engineered for maximum performance, longer wear life and easy adaptability to cost-efficient use of replacement rolls.
Definitive mold release and anti-stick technology is presented in this four-page, four-color brochure, including information on mold release coatings, mandrel lubricants, die lubricants, protective coatings, filament winding, antistick coatings for conveyor belts, dry cans, idler rolls and other process equipment, and dry film lubrication of gears, fasteners, shafts, bushings, etc.