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  • Vortex Announces FastTrack Program

    June 5, 2018

    Vortex announces the release of its new FastTrack program, an order fulfillment program designed to deliver small quantity orders on select product designs and sizes in two weeks. This program accelerates the delivery of common Quantum Series products, including the Vortex Roller Gate, Vortex...

  • Powder & Bulk Solids Releases Equipment Market Outlook

    May 31, 2018

    Manufacturing activity is expected to expand in the early 2020s in North America and several other regions. The food and beverage, chemicals, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, building materials, and automotive/aerospace industries are all predicted to post gains in the first half of...

  • Powder & Bulk Solids Equipment Market Outlook

    In the U.S. and Canada, as well as many other parts of the world, manufacturing activity is expected to expand in the coming years. The food and beverage, chemicals, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, building materials, and automotive/aerospace industries are all expected to post gains...

  • NFPA Guidelines: Replacing Your Uncompliant Parts

    May 1, 2018

    Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. When your valves are compliant, they’ll never combust. Alright, so we might not win any poetry awards — but when it comes to valve compliance, we’re at the top of our game. Here’s what you need to know to ensure your rotary valves are compliant...

  • Vortex Announces New Representative Agent in India

    May 1, 2018

    Vortex Global Ltd announces the appointment of Enge Plas Automation (S) Pte Ltd as its new representative agent in India. Since 1984, Enge Plas Automation (S) Pte Ltd has delivered system components to bulk solids handling industries throughout Southeast Asia. Based in Singapore, Enge Plas...

  • USDA Rotary Airlock Debuts at the Powder Show

    April 20, 2018

    In February 2018, Rotolok acquired approval and certification from the USDA to supply rotary airlocks for use in the dairy, food, and chemical industries in the U.S. The USDA Dairy-accepted line of rotary airlocks is designed for use in sanitary applications in the food, dairy, pharmaceutical...

  • Gemco Valve Receives ISO 9001:2015 Certification

    April 10, 2018

    Gemco Valve recently announced the company’s certification to conform with the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system standard for the design and manufacture of industrial valves. A few years ago, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), an independent, non-governmental...

  • Rotary Airlock Valve Principles and Rotor Design

    April 3, 2018

    Rotary airlock valves are a critical component in many material handling systems. From dust collectors to pneumatic conveying systems, rotary airlocks not only control the feed rate but also minimize air leakage between equipment above and below the valve with differing levels of pressure or vacuum...

  • How to Properly Select Slide Gates

    March 29, 2018

    At the most basic level, a gate is an object which permits passage into or through an enclosure. Gates as they apply to pneumatic conveying/material handling are no different. At the most basic level, gates open and close a path of material flow. The most effective means of accomplishing this task...