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  • Kice Industries Introduces Larger Airlock

    June 24, 2019

    Kice Industries introduces new, larger sizes for its VJX airlock. The new sizes available include: 18x12x12, 18x14x14, 20x12x12, 20x15x15, 24x15x15, and 24x20x20. The VJX airlock gives users less maintenance, reduced downtime, and lower overall operating costs. It is designed to comply with NFPA...

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  • Hygienic Gericke RotaVal Valves Earn USDA Certification

    May 30, 2019

    Hygienic valves in the RotaVal line from process equipment manufacturer Gericke USA, Somerset, NJ, have earned USDA certification for use in dairy processing. Issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Dairy Grading Branch, Equipment Design Review Section, the certification documents the...

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  • Vac-U-Max Celebrates 65-Year Anniversary

    May 28, 2019

    Vac-U-Max has reached a proud milestone celebrating 65 years of business providing bulk material handling and industrial vacuum cleaning solutions to industries worldwide. The company has grown from the dreams of its founder Frank Pendleton, who designed the world’s first industrial vacuum...

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  • Choosing a Rotary Valve for Your Sanitary Application

    April 25, 2019

    In a sanitary application, a rotary valve’s design and construction materials must meet hygienic standards to ensure that the product reaches the customer without contamination. This article explains how you can select a rotary valve that matches your application’s hygiene requirements...

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  • The Ultimate Guide to NFPA Rotary Valve Compliance

    April 22, 2019

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) provides regulations to protect your manufacturing plant from fires, deflagrations, explosions, and other safety risks. According to NFPA reports, the risk is very real: more than 37,000 fires in U.S. industrial and manufacturing properties were...

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  • Vortex Clear Action Gates Handle Limestone Powder

    April 22, 2019

    Limestone is one of the most common natural forms of calcium carbonate (CaCO3). Calcium carbonate comprises more than four percent of the Earth’s crust and is found worldwide. Limestone is the sedimentation produced from millions of years of fossilization, consisting mostly of shells from...

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  • Gericke Unveils New Line of Rotary Valves

    April 18, 2019

    Gericke USA unveils its new line of rotary valves. Encompassing the hygienic series, heavy-duty series and extra heavy-duty series, the RotaVal line of rotary valves offers a choice of more than 15,000 different configurations to suit virtually any powder handling process, along with custom valves...

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  • Flap Valve Pump

    April 17, 2019

    The TC-X500 2-in. metallic flap valve AODD pump is fitted with a heavy-duty, mechanically-actuated shifting mechanism and non-centering, coil spring assisted air motor, and resists stalling and freezing in almost all operating conditions. It achieves high flow rates and discharge heads. It is...

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  • Twin-Piston Slide Gates

    April 9, 2019

    SBT twin piston slide gates are designed for a wide range of gravity flow applications. The one-piece cast bodies and heavy-duty components ensure reliable low-maintenance operation for many years. The twin piston design decreases the overall length of the gate and assures reliable actuation of the...

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  • Certified Rotary Valves

    March 28, 2019

    The EcoMAXX EM-RVEX line of NFPA 69-compliant ATEX explosion tested and certified rotary valves provide effective explosion isolation for industrial filtration, pneumatic conveying, and bulk handling processes. Standard, medium and heavy-duty designs with multiple rotor tip options are available....

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