suction plate

suc·tion plate

in dentistry, a plate held in place by atmospheric pressure.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

suc·tion plate

(sŭkshŭn plāt)
In dentistry, a plate held in place by atmospheric pressure.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The automaker stated that the recall is due to the possibility that 'a crack may develop on the fuel suction plate assembled to the fuel tank.'
Most J-Series pumps can quickly be converted from High Volume to High Head (or vice-versa) by merely changing the impeller and the suction plate. Motor casings, hardware and impeller shafts are made from 304 stainless steel, with all other exposed parts made of cast iron.
Schubert has also added an extra function to these Transmodules by incorporating a special suction plate that can tilt the boxes into position in preparation for the filling process.
The chocolates are handled by a suction plate which ensures they are not tipped out during transfer or marked by robotic tools.
Capable of horizontal and vertical handling, the unit attaches to a crane and secures loads with four or eight suction plates. Multiple vacuum reservoirs and manometers for displaying the vacuum levels of the unit are included.
Typical applications include pump casings, impeller blades, gate and butterfly valves, water boxes, suction plates, heat exchangers, tube sheets and other water-circulating equipment.
It is suited for use with such applications as pump casings, impeller blades, gate and butterfly valves, water boxes, suction plates, heat exchangers, tube sheets, and other water-circulating equipment.
Typical applications include pump casings, impeller blades, suction plates, gate and butterfly valves, water boxes, tube sheets, heat exchangers, and other circulating water equipment.