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Glossary Term

Definition and Purpose

Feedability refers to the characteristic of lubricating grease that allows it to flow under suction in a dispensing pump at a rate that matches or exceeds the pump's delivery capacity. It is a critical property for the efficient operation of automated lubrication systems. Inadequate feedability can lead to cavitation at the pump inlet, disrupting the lubrication process and potentially causing equipment damage. The use of follower plates is a common solution to improve feedability by ensuring a consistent supply of grease to the pump.


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