In metering technology, flow rate refers to the amount of dispensed material or liquid that exits a dispensing nozzle, valve, or device per unit of time. This term is critical to describe and control the precision and accuracy of the dispensing process.
In dispensing technology, the flow rate is often measured in units such as milliliters per second (ml/s) or liters per minute (L/min).
With an accurate measurement, it is ensured that the correct amount of material to be dispensed is delivered in a process or application. Accurate control of the discharge rate is especially important in industries such as pharmaceutical production, food processing, chemical, automotive, etc. - wherever accurate metering is critical to the quality and safety of the end products.
To control and monitor the flow rate in metering technology, dosing pumps, flow meters and other precision instruments are often used. These make it possible to precisely set the desired dosing quantities and ensure that they remain constant during the dosing process.
Flow rate is highly relevant in a variety of dispensing markets and industries, especially those where precise dispensing of liquids or other materials is critical.
Accurate control of the flow rate is a critical factor for product quality, process efficiency and safety. Therefore, dispensing systems and technologies that can precisely control the outflow rate are of great importance.