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  • Roller Gates with Wear-Compensating Seals

    April 27, 2015

    Versatile Vortex roller gates handle dry bulk material in gravity flow applications where positive material shut off and dust-tight sealing are required. They are ideal for many dry material applications, such as mixing and blending. The roller gates can be applied to shut off or meter the flow of...

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  • Processing Equipment Manufacturers See Continued Growth, Dollar Worries

    April 24, 2015

    By Joe Florkowski The rest of 2015, as well as 2016, are expected to be strong years for the members of the Process Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (PEMA), but concerns about the labor force and the strengthening American dollar are reasons for pause, according to Charlie Ingram,...

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  • Maintenance Gates

    April 22, 2015

    Lorenz Series A maintenance gates are used for mounting above airlocks or below bins and hoppers that require periodic shut downs for maintenance of dry material. These maintenance gates can be used in dilute phase, vacuum, and gravity applications. They are constructed with fully lined polymer...

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  • PEBCO Launches New SBDX Diverter

    April 22, 2015

    The SBDX diverter was developed with high sealing performance and easy seal replacement. It provides the ability to perform seal replacement without removing the diverter from the process installation. The SBDX diverter is built with long-wearing, polymer seals that provide edge of blade...

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  • Re-Engineered Airlock Breathes New Life into Operations & Budget

    April 21, 2015

    There is little more frustrating than having to pour time and resources into an Achilles’ heel of a pneumatic system that does not improve over time. Imagine having to replace two airlocks every 30 days just to avoid substantial losses in production.     This was the case...

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  • Compact Micro-Ingredient Valve

    April 20, 2015

    The new micro-ingredient valve from ACS Valves is small but offers numerous features. Designed to make testing and metering small batch ingredients easier, more accurate, and more cost-effective, this micro valve is ideal for any industry that uses specific doses, such as food, pharmaceutical,...

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  • Prater Receives NPFA-69 Certification for Rotary Airlock Valve

    April 17, 2015

    In February of 2015, Prater rotary airlock valves were tested at the Fike remote testing facility according to guidance found in NFPA 69. Fike concluded that Prater rotary airlock valves “were structurally sound, exhibiting no visually observable plastic deformation in any test....

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  • Rotary Airlock Rail Valves Simplify Maintenance

    April 16, 2015

    Applications requiring regular valve cleaning and maintenance can be simplified with the DMN MZC rotary airlock rail valve. The MZC valve series is highly engineered to provide a cost-effective solution for quick, easy, and efficient valve maintenance. The valve has an easy detachable rotor...

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  • Rotary Cutoff Metering Valve

    April 9, 2015

    Designed for accurate flow control of pulverized material, FLSmidth’s rotary cutoff metering valve has a v–notch rotor opening and a continuously modulating actuator. Applications include: •    Silo loadout to trucks or railcars within total tonnage goals...

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  • Gravity Pant-Leg Diverter Valves

    April 9, 2015

    Available in various sizes and outlet configurations, the Vac-U-Max gravity diverter valve features state-of-the-art pneumatic actuators and adjustable operating speeds. The unit allows for unrestricted material flow through open gates, with split-body design allowing for ease of cleaning and...

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