metering rod

metering rod

[′mēd·ə·riŋ ‚räd]
(engineering)
A device consisting of a long metallic pin of graduated diameters fitted to the main nozzle of a carburetor (on an internal combustion engine) or passage leading thereto in such a way that it measures or meters the amount of gasoline permitted to flow by it at various speeds. Also known as metering pin.
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The use of the new UniFilm T applicator roll cover, which is very wear-resistant, ensures good metering rod service life and more efficient production.
Spray the port and metering rod until they're clean (wear eye protection and gloves).
After the sheet is pre-calendered, it is film-coated in a metering rod size press.
BASF Plastics' Ultraform acetal copolymer is used to mold the ball valve and two components--the metering rod and sensor disk.
The design in the patented Model 1230 design divides the valves into two parts: a wetted module that contains the metering chamber, and a power head module that pneumatically drives the metering rod. The Model 1230 valve offers the same reliable volumetric shot consistency of other valves from the company but offers a number of additional benefits.
Hubble's mirror makers used laser light and the precision measuring tool -- called a metering rod -- to determine how far apart to space two components of the grinding guide, a device known as the reflective null corrector (SN: 7/21/90, p.39).
The new UniFilm cover for applicator rolls impresses with its high abrasion resistance and longer metering rod service life thanks to micro-lubrication.
The components are then forced by metering rods directly into a disposable static mixer.
Depending on the metering rods selected, the valve is capable of dispensing 5 cc of material down to 0.0005 cc.
The Direct Mount Posimeter system from Liquid Control Corp., North Canton, Ohio, uses positive-displacement metering rods and balanced inlet/outlet spool valves, which are said to provide [+ or -]1% ratio and shot-size control.