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  • Vortex Celebrates 40 Years of Business

    November 14, 2017

    Vortex is celebrating 40 years of designing and manufacturing slide gates, diverter valves, iris diaphragms, and loading spouts for use in gravity flow, dilute phase, and dense phase pneumatic conveying applications. Vortex was founded in 1977 by Loren Neil Peterson and his son-in-law, Lee Young....

  • Vortex Wins MHEA Excellence Award

    October 23, 2017

    Vortex Global Ltd, a solids and bulk handling components company, has been recognized with the Materials Handling Engineers’ Association (MHEA) Excellence Award for Supplier of the Year. The award recognizes companies who have made significant impact on customer successes through outstanding...

  • High-Pressure Rotary Valve Beats Air Leakage

    October 2, 2017

    The DMN HP high-pressure rotary airlock valve has a specially designed inlet, suitable for applications in the metering and pneumatic conveying of granular products under a maximum pressure of 50.75 psi. The configuration of the body and rotor not only protects product against degradation, but also...

  • Oscillating Rotary Valves

    September 6, 2017

    When at rest oscillating rotary valve or star valve provides a pressure-and vacuum-tight seal like a butterfly valve, then delivers a fully variable metered feed when powered. The timed oscillation make the valve ideal for high-accuracy weigh batch control requirements, where space and money are...

  • Rotary Airlock Handles Fish Guts

    September 6, 2017

    Smoot rotary airlock valves handle a wide range of materials from food ingredients to abrasive chemicals. Ryco manufactures a vacuum cleaning system that utilizes a Smoot FT-7 Type 1 rotary valve for cleaning the body cavities of salmon and other fish. The system allows...

  • Sanitary Airlock

    September 6, 2017

    The Prater sanitary rotary valve contains cutting-edge design features that include a split packing gland for easy packing seal changeovers without rotor dismantling, and the addition of a proprietary shaft seal indicator that eliminates seal replacement guesswork. Additionally, the new and easy...

  • RotorCheck 5.0 Improves Safety, Convenience Operating Rotary Valves

    August 29, 2017

    Coperion offers Version 5.0 of its RotorCheck contact monitoring system for rotary valves. In production and processing operations, this system registers, evaluates, and reports unwanted contact between the rotor and housing in order to be able to prevent metallic abrasion, and thus potential...

  • Vortex Appoints Pladot as Israel Representative

    August 8, 2017

    Vortex Global Ltd, a dry solids and bulk handling components company, announces the appointment of Pladot as its new representative agent in Israel. Since 1945, Pladot has engaged in the design and production of mechanical and hydraulic systems. The company specializes in the construction of...

  • Eastick Rejoins Vortex Global Team

    June 28, 2017

    Vortex Global announces the appointment of Stephen Eastick as European sales manager. In this role, Eastick will be responsible for the oversight of sales and rep groups throughout Europe, doing so through customer site visits and rep network relations to ensure all necessary tools are...

  • Heavy-Duty Rotary Valve for Powders

    June 21, 2017

    Efficient and reliable conveying of all kinds of powders needs high-quality rotary valves. Pelletron’s PRM and PRH series powder valves are available for various differential pressure applications from 22 to 50 psi. Depending on the pressure, the closed-end rotor is equipped with 12 or 14...