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Position

A market commitment; the number of contracts bought or sold for which no offsetting transaction has been entered into. The buyer of a commodity is said to have a long position, and the seller of a commodity is said to have a short position. Related: Open contracts.
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Position

The state of owning or owing a security or other asset. One has a long position when one owns something, while one has a short position when something is sold, especially sold short. See also: Close a position.
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position

The ownership status of a person's or an institution's investments. For example, a person may own 500 shares of Sun Microsystems, 350 shares of Boeing, and a $10,000 principal amount of 9% bonds due in 2001. See also long position, short position.

position

To buy or sell securities in order to establish a net long or a net short position. Also called take a position.
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The single action of the control valve can be described as the action in which positioners deliver and exhaust air from a single side of the single-acting actuator.
John Lewis told worried customers on Twitter that both of these products are not considered sleep positioners and are therefore still on sale.
each of these categories having specific subdivisions according with robot's specific location, types / number of positioners / workstation number (Nicolescu, 2005).
Wolf Robotics discovered that not only was the actual cost of reconfiguring a new robot with existing positioners was substantially less than building a totally new system but the plan would create value added services such as new robotic technology, new software, new and longer warrantees, and new components.
Figure 11 is a schematic of an integrated cleaning operation, a self-contained, enclosed cutoff and grinding cell centered around a floor-mounted multiaxis casting positioner. Side by side in the cell are a swing frame cutoff machine and a swing frame grinder.
With regards to our knee and hip positioners, we follow the same development methodology to ensure the solutions we provide are responsive to user needs.
The positioners can be conveniently configured on-site, or by using HART communication, while the additional option of fully integrating EXPERT valve diagnostics into the positioner, provides all the necessary information for predictive maintenance.
20 -- W E Anderson Division of Dwyer Instruments has introduced Series 185 & 285 Smart Positioners.
In these situations the positioner is used to precisely position the valve by filling the actuator with the corresponding amount of air, or by venting from the actuator.
"This positioner is one of the latest innovative technologies from Flowserve that can help improve facilities' profitability."
Dresser Masoneilan along with joint venture partner DS Control Technologies in Novgorod, Russia, say they have demonstrated a new benchmark in large-valve positioner accuracy.
When the project began, the existing 2-axes positioner from the first cell was shipped to the Wolf Robotics facility where the system was completely integrated before installation at the customer site.