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Extrusion Pump Life

Modified on Monday, 02 February 2015 12:51 PM by mpieler Categorized as Extrusion Hints
Extrusion pump life Vol. 26 #1, March 1999

The life of many extrusion pumps and polymer pumps can be extended by periodically cleaning the lubrication passages and removing the additive build up. This buildup collects in the V-Groove and the return port. As this material builds, it will reduce the area in which the process material is used for lubrication, which will cause increased wear in the bearings and gear shafts.

- Mark Sewak, LCI Corp.

See also:
  • Gear pump lubrication
  • Gear pump wear
  • Protect the pump

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