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  • Vortex Appoints Regional Sales Manager for Mexico

    November 20, 2018

    Vortex announces the appointment of Efrén Shayd Carmona Loya as regional sales manager for Mexico. Shayd has joined the team at Vortex Latinoamérica, a division of Salina Vortex Corp., located in Querétaro. In this role, Shayd is responsible for working directly with original...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • Coperion, Coperion K-Tron Launch Traveling Equipment Display

    October 16, 2018

    Coperion and Coperion K-Tron announce the launch of the new Traveling Equipment Display (TED). The mobile display began traveling directly to bulk material handling facilities throughout the U.S. in early October and will bring the latest solutions for feeding, pneumatic conveying, complete systems...

  • Optimized Rotary Valve for Fragile Food Materials

    September 19, 2018

    In response to the high demand for gentle handling of food and pet food products, Coperion has optimized its ZVB rotary valve design. The modifications have been engineered to provide the gentlest mode of material handling, while maintaining the strict sanitary standards of the food and pet food...

  • Vortex Appoints New Rep Agent for Egypt

    September 18, 2018

    Vortex Global Ltd, a solids and bulk handling components company, announces the appointment of ALRIAD International Agencies & Trading as its new representative agent for Egypt. Founded in 1982, ALRIAD International Agencies & Trading is an Egyptian Ltd headquartered in Cairo, Egypt. The...

  • 6 Useful Rotary Airlock Tips

    September 12, 2018

    Rotary valves are built to take lots of punishment, but there are certain things you shouldn’t do with them. For example, you shouldn’t take your valve skydiving. You shouldn’t feed your valve a margarita. And you shouldn’t make your valve the star of a romantic film because...

  • Lorenz Conveying Products Acquires Flow Valves International

    September 10, 2018

    Lorenz Conveying Products, Cobourg, Ontario, Canada, manufacturers of pneumatic conveying products, announces the acquisition of Flow Valves International, Evanston, IL, manufacturer of Syntron and SMS Iris flow control valves. The Flow Valves International plant, located in Normal, IL, will...

  • Vortex Acquires Kasa Fab

    September 6, 2018

    Vortex announces the acquisition of Kasa Fab, a leading custom metal fabrication and manufacturing company. Located in Salina, KS, Kasa Fab was a division of Kasa Companies, which includes Kasa Controls & Automation, IntelliFinishing, and Kasa Anlagen. “This acquisition allows...

  • USDA Rotary Airlock

    September 5, 2018

    The USDA Dairy-accepted line of rotary airlocks is designed for use in sanitary applications in the food, dairy, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries where regular cleaning is required to prevent product contamination. The product contact surfaces of the airlock are manufactured in 316 stainless...