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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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  • Three Reasons You Should Use Dust-Tight Valves

    April 7, 2015

    When it comes to selecting the right valve for your dry process application, there are many slide gates and diverter valves to choose from. Process valves are used to control the material flow in powder/bulk material handling systems (bins, hoppers, silos, downspouts, etc.) in a variety of...

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  • New 30-Degree Diverter Valve Developed

    April 6, 2015

    Based on market demands, Pelletron developed a new diverter valve with a 30-degree diversion angle with a smooth pass-through design. The valve is designed for pellet and granular applications and is ideal to retrofit existing pneumatic conveying lines or for integration into new pneumatic...

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  • Heavy-Duty Rotary Feeders

    April 3, 2015

    ACS Valves offers the CI Series of rotary feeders for rugged applications. They provide continuous performance, reduced maintenance, and optimal energy efficiency. To provide long-term, heavy-duty feeder performance, CI Series valve housings are cast in North America to ensure superior strength in...

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  • Explosion-Proof Rotary Airlocks

    March 26, 2015

    DMN explosion-proof rotary airlocks are used in several metering and feeding applications involving powder bulk handling. Explosions due to dust are a potentially deadly and costly risk associated with any process operation that employs powders or bulk solids. Process systems and components often...

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