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  • Vortex Valves Wins Exporter Award

    November 25, 2008

    Vortex Valves has been awarded the 2008 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award by Kansas Governor, Kathleen Sebelius. The award is presented annually to a single Kansas company that has demonstrated excellence in export sales and international marketing. The award recognizes Vortex as a...

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  • Quick-Clean Rotary Valve

    November 4, 2008

    The QC Aerolock rotary valve is designed for contamination-sensitive applications where frequent disassembly and cleaning is required. It is also excellent for use with abrasive materials. Without disengaging the airlock from the system, it can be easily disassembled and cleaned by one person using...

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  • Valves, Gates, Airlocks Spotlight - November 08

    October 27, 2008

    Electric Control-Valve Actuators Electric, nonintrusive CVA control-valve actuators provide a technological advance in precise operation, HMI capabilities, and fail-to-position protection, as well as energy savings. They are available in linear and...

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  • Pneumatic Slide Gates

    October 7, 2008

    These pneumatic slide gates are used to control air flow and conserve energy. Operating by using a compressed air cylinder, they deliver a positive shut-off to service machinery or to divert air. Innovative safety guards reduce the risk of injury. Standard slide gates are constructed from heavy-...

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  • Parallel Bore Rotary Airlock

    September 2, 2008

    The MSRP Series parallel bore rotary airlock is designed so that the maximum number of blades remain in contact with the body at one time without affecting throughput. A substantial throat opening at valve entry allows high pocket-filling efficiency. The unit features minimum clearance at the rotor...

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  • Stainless-Steel Couplings

    July 8, 2008

    These couplings help cut maintenance costs on bulk handling, vacuum, or pneumatic conveying lines that require frequent access. One-piece 100% stainless-steel construction prevents loss of parts, and a neoprene rubber gasket provides a secure seal. The clamp works by contraction rather than...

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  • Slide Gates

    July 8, 2008

    Isolate source material from bins, hoppers, and silos for periodic maintenance or for emergency shutoff with manual maintenance slide gates. They deliver a convenient positive-material shutoff for downstream equipment servicing or repair, such as rotary valve replacement, without requiring that the...

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  • Piping, Tubing, & Couplings Spotlight - July 08

    June 18, 2008

    Flexible Hose AHPLUS flexible hose has been designed for durability through reinforced construction. A replacement for older polyester neoprene hoses, this hose combines the best qualities of the company’s top-selling hoses with improved puncture, moisture, and tear resistance. Strong and...

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  • Valves, Gates, & Airlocks Focus - June 08

    May 30, 2008

    Pinch Diverter Valves These pinch diverter valves are built for obstruction-free flow of dry materials conveyed under pressure in dilute-, semidense, and dense-phase pneumatic systems. They can direct material to two different destinations or be set up to combine material flows from two...

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  • Selection Criteria for Material-Handling Valves

    May 30, 2008

    Shawn Werner Selecting the correct slide gate or diverter valve for a conveying application is critical. Getting it wrong can mean the difference between system success and failure,...

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