mechanical scanning

Electronics. a technique for varying the sector covered by a transmitting or receiving antenna by rotating it.
Television. a technique, formerly used in televising, for scanning by means of a scanning disk. Unabridged
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These microscopes make use of tiny but exact movements to enable precise mechanical scanning.
Cable sensors can be used for mechanical scanning of the side plates attached to the cutting drum.
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