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    fixed when bolted

    Hello again!

    This thread is connected with the one I started a few minutes ago.

    The full sentence I would like you to help me unravel reads as follows:

    The secondary cable support rails is an assembly of consoles that must be able to slide along horizontal rails in order to increase flexibility during installation and fixed when bolted.

    The way I see it is as follows:

    The secondary cable support rails is an assembly of consoles that must be able to slide along horizontal rails in order to increase flexibility during installation and must be fixed when (rails/consoles are) bolted.

    I do not know which "must be" fixed and which is bolted?

    Thank you.

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    Re: fixed when bolted

    This English is not clear. I suggest the "assembly of consoles" must slide on the rails to allow installation. Then it or something else is bolted which causes the "assembly of consoles" to be "fixed". I take "fixed" to mean "fixed in one position" i.e. unable to be moved.

    This is opinion only - no responsibility accepted.

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    Re: fixed when bolted

    It isn't very clear because it suggest at the start that the rails and consoles are the same thing, but then suggests that they are different. I would guess that it means that the rails must be fixed when the consoles are bolted. I could very easily be wrong, though.

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    Re: fixed when bolted

    The cable support rails can move back and forth when the cables that go within are being installed. After everything is done being installed, they will be bolted in one fixed position.

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    Re: fixed when bolted

    My interpretation is that the cable rails are fixed but the console cover panels slide (and probably pivots too) on the rails when they are not fixed in position, thus allowing cables to be pulled though and laid within.
    After the cables are laid, the consoles are fixed by bolting to the rails.

    I think a picture is worth more than a thousand words dealing with things like this.

    not a teacher

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