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flinger

[fling-er] /ˈflɪŋ ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that flings.
2.
Also called slinger, thrower. a device, mounted on a rotating shaft, for throwing lubricant onto a bearing or for keeping grit out of a bearing by centrifugal force.
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; fling + -er1
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  • Inner bearing protection shall consist of an internal shaft flinger or inner bearing cap.
  • Include flinger on motor shaft between motor and seals to prevent liquid that leaks past pump seals from entering motor bearings.
  • The oil flinger, as its name suggests, flings oil to lubricate the inside of the machine.

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