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  • High-Containment Split Valves

    January 27, 2015

    These stainless steel high containment split butterfly valves ensure that toxic or highly potent products flow safely from one processing step to another. When both halves are locked together the system is closed to the atmosphere. The OEB/OEL level/classification that this split valve can handle...

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  • Aerodyne Launches StopTight Knife Gate Material Handling Valve

    January 15, 2015

    The StopTight knife gate dry material handling valve is an easy way to control flow in a bulk material handling system. The knife gate can manage the flow of gravity-fed solids, powders, and granules from hoppers, silos, screw conveyors, mixers, and gravity chutes. It is ideal as a manual shut-off...

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  • Rail Valves Handle Sanitary Applications

    January 12, 2015

    DMN rail valves are proven in a broad range of sanitary and many other applications in the powder bulk solids industry. The easy detachable rotor can be removed from the housing in a few short minutes to facilitate thorough inspection and cleaning. The stability of the cast metal extraction...

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  • Twin Piston Slide Gates

    January 8, 2015

    The SBT twin piston slide gates are designed for a wide range of gravity flow applications. The one-piece cast bodies and heavy-duty components ensure low-maintenance operation for years. The twin piston design decreases the overall length of the gate and assures actuation of the slide even with...

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  • Quick Take Apart Series Airlock on Rails

    December 11, 2014

    Benefits of the Prater Quick Take Apart (QTA) series airlock on rails include: tool-less access; CNC-machined components; self-adjusting packing glands; fewer moving parts and no pinch points; rail offers 3X load capacity of competitive models; rail design protects against dropping; self-centering...

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  • Severe Application Rotary Airlock

    December 11, 2014

    The Type 8 rotary airlock is the latest addition to the Smoot airlock line. It has been designed for use in severe applications and starts with a heavy-duty cast airlock casting. Ceramic tiles are bonded to the internal surfaces. A closed-end rotor with tungsten carbide tips and shroud insures the...

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  • Iris Diaphragm Valve for Big Bag Discharge Stations

    December 9, 2014

    The Mucon JS iris diaphragm valve is specifically designed for fitting to big bag discharge stations for the controlled emptying of product. Available in three sizes – 12-, 15-, and 18-in.-diam – the valve is suitable for dry powder materials up to 62 lb/cu ft. The single diaphragm and...

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  • Blow Through Rotary Valves for Powders

    December 8, 2014

    Conveying of sticky powders was the underlying factor for the development of these blow through rotary valves. The valves are available for various differential pressure applications for 22 to 50psi. Depending on the pressure, the open-end rotor is equipped with 12 or 14 vanes with beveled rotor...

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  • Prater-Sterling's "Airlock Express" Van Now Includes IMI’s Separation Products

    December 1, 2014

    Designed to demonstrate its equipment for the powder and bulk solids industry, Prater-Sterling's "Airlock Express" van has been updated with magnetic separation products from parent company Industrial Magnetics Inc., which acquired Prater-Sterling in May, 2014.   The vehicle...

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  • New High-Capacity Trickle Valve for Dust Collection

    December 1, 2014

    The 10-in. Vacu-Valve trickle valve system is a low-cost, low-maintenance dust collector valve that operates as a constant discharge valve for dust collectors, hoppers, cyclones, and other equipment operating under negative pressure. The new 10-in. size option offers a much larger capacity. Its...

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