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  • Ball Diverter Valves Features Three-Way Vortex Design

    October 23, 2014

    Cyclonaire’s ball-style diverter valves are built for multiple source convergence and multiple destination divergence of dry materials in either pressure or vacuum modes. The three-way vortex design is available in seven configurations to accommodate a wide range of piping layouts, and the...

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  • KSU Bulk Solids Innovation Center Progressing

    October 9, 2014

    The Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center, which broke ground in July, is already creating momentum toward its project goals. The innovation center has garnered $2.4 million in equipment donations, the facility's foundation is currently being poured, and the job description for...

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  • Plattco Awarded Patent for Pneumatic Conveying Valve Seal

    September 17, 2014

    Plattco Corp., producer of advanced material handling valves for industrial applications, has been awarded a patent for a high-pressure mechanical shaft seal that improves the performance and maintenance-free operation of industrial valves in high-velocity, high-pressure conveying systems. The...

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  • Passive Isolation Valve

    September 8, 2014

    The ATEX passive isolation valve is fully passive device and does not require active dust management or low Pred values to function properly. A metal-to-metal seal eliminates temperature considerations and gasket failures. Through the use of standard frangible vents, re-settable explosion doors,...

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  • Torque Limiting Device Prevents Valve Damage

    September 8, 2014

    Smith Flow Control’s TorkDrive prevents manual valves from being damaged due to excessive torque application during valve operation. It can be customized to suit most manufacturer’s handwheel operated valves where valves require a torque monitoring of over 59 ft/lb. The device is set to...

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  • Plattco Announces Industrial Valve Mobile Showroom Schedule

    July 28, 2014

    Plattco Corp., producer of advanced material handling valves for industrial applications, announced the schedule for the “Meet me at the truck” tour of its mobile showroom. Between August and December, the mobile showroom will visit companies in 15 states to provide free...

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  • Vortex Announces Rep Agent in Poland

    July 14, 2014

    Vortex announces the appointment of Fenix Systems as the company’s exclusive representative in Poland. Fenix supplies machine baggers, weighers, metal detectors, palletizers, and packers for the food industry.   Fenix President Julian Krupski founded the company in 1989 and renamed...

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  • Double Flap Valve Discount Program

    July 2, 2014

    Plattco Corp., a producer advanced material handling valves for industrial applications, announces a new program designed to give current users of Plattco Double Flap Airlock valves discounts on parts and labor for onsite valve maintenance performed before October 31. U.S. and Canadian...

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  • USDA-Approved Rotary Airlock Feeder

    July 1, 2014

    The USDA-Approved Klean-In-Place rotary airlock feeder is a special-purpose valve suited for dairy, pharmaceutical, food, baking, chemical, paint, and powder coating applications. The redesigned two slide bar offers stability, using linear bearings, and provides maximum support of the rotor while...

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  • Abrasion-Resistant Rotary Airlocks

    July 1, 2014

    Prater-Sterling offers a line of abrasion-resistant rotary airlocks. The AR 400 features Prehard 4140 shafting, an entire rotor vane made of AR 400, and a 3/8-in. wear plate made of AR 400 installed on cast-iron end cap. The AR 500 features Prehard 4140 shafting, an entire rotor vane made of AR 500...

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