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  • Pneumatic Pressure and Vacuum Conveying Systems

    February 14, 2019

    Pneumatic conveying systems via positive and negative displacement enable a flexible transportation of a wide variety of bulk solids. Custom-designed solutions provide a clean and reliable operation by using high-end, proven components.  The material is either pushed or sucked through the...

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  • Ceramic-Coated Elbow

    February 11, 2019

    The ceramic-coated “SilverBack” elbow is used in many applications, including gravity feed. In this case, the bottom of the exterior side of normally straight pipe is coated, in which abrasive material is flowing down. There are also instances where the entire surface around the pipe or...

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  • Blower Packages for Pneumatic Conveying Systems

    February 7, 2019

    Coperion K-Tron supplies a wide range of positive displacement (PD) continuous vacuum, pressure, and vacuum/pressure system blower packages for conveying bulk materials. Packages are available for 2- to 10-in. conveying systems. Each blower package includes silencer and is supported on a heavy-...

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  • Air Flow Amplifiers for Air Conveying

    February 6, 2019

    Vortec offers its family of air flow amplifiers that quickly and efficiently convey powders, plastic pellets, capsules, small parts, and components, as well as remove dust and convey waste trimmings from manufacturing operations, extract sawdust from cutting and sawing operations, and remove chips...

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  • Vortex Announces Senior Management Reassignments

    December 13, 2018

    “Over the past 10 years, Vortex has experienced strong growth – with more on the horizon,” said Jeff Thompson, president at Vortex. “As our entire organization grows in size and complexity, managing the company will require more specialized focus and coordination, going...

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  • Supply Meets Demand with Continuous Powder Processing System

    December 4, 2018

    With global focus on health, the aging population, and overall worldwide population increases, the pharmaceutical industry focuses not only on results but also on production utilizing the most advanced process technologies. Over the past century the industry has realized unprecedented advances in...

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  • Pneumatic Conveying through Inclined Pipe

    December 3, 2018

    As with many technologies related to bulk materials handling, pneumatic conveying can be a mixture of art and science. Along with many tangible physical relationships (i.e. pressure, airflow, and velocity) there are also several “rules-of-thumb” that drive industry know-how. A few such...

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  • Why Pneumatic Conveying Best Satisfies the 6 Additive Manufacture Powder Handling Requirements

    November 8, 2018

    As additive manufacture (AM) matures as a production process, it requires some serious considerations to enable clean, safe, and efficient handling of these dense metal powders through the complicated process of loading for use, re-use and screening. These include: 1. Loading new, virgin material...

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  • Discharge Valves

    November 7, 2018

    Lorenz discharge valves are manufactured for use above a rotary airlock to prevent pressure from returning to the hopper above. They are ideal for applications requiring higher cycle frequencies. Heavy-duty 3/16-in. stainless blades with built-in material scrapers aid in minimizing packing,...

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  • Vortex Latin America Office Relocates

    November 6, 2018

    Vortex Latinoamérica, a solids and bulk handling components company, has relocated from Pachuca, México to Querétaro, where it is now situated in a comfortable, newly renovated industrial facility. The new location spans more than 600 square meters and includes a reception...

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