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  • U.S.-Manufactured Rotary Valve Will Reduce Delivery Times

    February 15, 2018

    To shorten delivery times for customers of the Americas market, Coperion K-Tron, located in Salina, KS, is starting the U.S. production of Coperion Germany rotary valves type ZRD in Salina. The Coperion brand rotary valves are being added to the full line of Aerolock rotary valves that Coperion K-...

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  • Vortex Global Earns ISO 9001:2015 Certification

    January 17, 2018

    As of December 2017, Vortex Global Limited has been certified to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. Vortex Global’s parent company, Salina Vortex Corporation, made a recent announcement that it too had obtained ISO 9001:2015 certification. Previously, Vortex Global was certified under the ISO 9001:...

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  • Newly Designed Plug Single Tunnel Diverter Valve

    December 12, 2017

    The Schenck Process PST30 diverter valve offers new features such as internally shim-able positive stops, inflatable pneumatic seals at each port, position indication from the tunnel itself, and external tunnel position indication. Additional features include 145° port-to-port rotation, a two-...

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  • Vortex Celebrates 40 Years of Business

    November 14, 2017

    Vortex is celebrating 40 years of designing and manufacturing slide gates, diverter valves, iris diaphragms, and loading spouts for use in gravity flow, dilute phase, and dense phase pneumatic conveying applications. Vortex was founded in 1977 by Loren Neil Peterson and his son-in-law, Lee Young....

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  • Vortex Wins MHEA Excellence Award

    October 23, 2017

    Vortex Global Ltd, a solids and bulk handling components company, has been recognized with the Materials Handling Engineers’ Association (MHEA) Excellence Award for Supplier of the Year. The award recognizes companies who have made significant impact on customer successes through outstanding...

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  • High-Pressure Rotary Valve Beats Air Leakage

    October 2, 2017

    The DMN HP high-pressure rotary airlock valve has a specially designed inlet, suitable for applications in the metering and pneumatic conveying of granular products under a maximum pressure of 50.75 psi. The configuration of the body and rotor not only protects product against degradation, but also...

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  • Oscillating Rotary Valves

    September 6, 2017

    When at rest oscillating rotary valve or star valve provides a pressure-and vacuum-tight seal like a butterfly valve, then delivers a fully variable metered feed when powered. The timed oscillation make the valve ideal for high-accuracy weigh batch control requirements, where space and money are...

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  • Rotary Airlock Handles Fish Guts

    September 6, 2017

    Smoot rotary airlock valves handle a wide range of materials from food ingredients to abrasive chemicals. Ryco manufactures a vacuum cleaning system that utilizes a Smoot FT-7 Type 1 rotary valve for cleaning the body cavities of salmon and other fish. The system allows...

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  • Sanitary Airlock

    September 6, 2017

    The Prater sanitary rotary valve contains cutting-edge design features that include a split packing gland for easy packing seal changeovers without rotor dismantling, and the addition of a proprietary shaft seal indicator that eliminates seal replacement guesswork. Additionally, the new and easy...

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  • RotorCheck 5.0 Improves Safety, Convenience Operating Rotary Valves

    August 29, 2017

    Coperion offers Version 5.0 of its RotorCheck contact monitoring system for rotary valves. In production and processing operations, this system registers, evaluates, and reports unwanted contact between the rotor and housing in order to be able to prevent metallic abrasion, and thus potential...

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