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  • Video Demonstrates Aerodyne's Duck-Bill Valve for Dust Collection

    October 27, 2009

    Aerodyne, a specialist in solving dry material-handling problems, has introduced an animated demonstration of the Vacu-Valve dust valve, a low-cost, low-maintenance dust collector valve at www.AerodyneUS.com/013. This brief demo illustrates the effectiveness of the Platypus Vacu-Valve as an...

  • ACS Valves Launches New Web Site

    October 16, 2009

    ACS Valves has announced the launch of its new Web site, www.acsvalves.com. The site was designed for ease of use and is updated daily with videos, newsletters, new products, and options. The company’s 16 lines of valves and feeders are featured, with specifications available with a single...

  • Zhang Named Sales and Marketing Manager; Vortex Valves Asia-Pacific Opens in Shanghai

    June 22, 2009

    Vortex Valves International is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Zhang as the new sales and marketing manager for Vortex’s Asia-Pacific operations. Tony will oversee Vortex’s new office based in Pudong, Shanghai. Zhang’s experience, education, and core values stood out...

  • Rotary Valves

    June 2, 2009

    This completely redesigned rotary valve family for granular products consists of valves for various pressure applications, as well as a quick-clean version. The valves are available for discharge applications as a low-pressure version for 3 psi, a medium-pressure conveying valve for 22 psi...

  • Bulk Material Valve

    June 2, 2009

    The patented bulk material valve was designed for dense- and dilute-phase pneumatic conveying systems for transporter fill valve, discharge, vent applications, transfer lines, under baghouses, silos, and dust collectors. The valve is designed to operate in process temperatures up to 550ºF and...

  • Valves, Gates, & Airlocks Focus - June 09

    May 27, 2009

    High-Speed Abort Gate Standard features of this abort gate include heavy-duty fully welded steel construction, painted OSHA safety yellow, 110-V control panel, manual gate reset by a hand-crank actuator, gate accelerating springs, fail-safe electromagnets, steel gate seals, and limit switches for...

  • Choosing a Solids Processing Spherical Disk Valve

    May 26, 2009

    By Jim Lenihan Solids and slurries have completely different flow characteristics than liquids and gases, so it pays to take a little extra time when choosing a valve for powder applications. This article will review the design principles of the spherical disk valve...

  • Rotary Airlock Valve Increases Efficiency, Reduces Costs

    May 26, 2009

    Side front view of PAV-12 showing customer-applied accessories Specialty Minerals operates a small facility in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. The plant processes 100 tn/day of minus...

  • Rotary Valve

    May 5, 2009

    The UltraValve complements the tough severe-duty PMV rotary valve line. It uses a unique case-hardening process that increases abrasion- and corrosion-resistance while exhibiting high fatigue strength. Like other PMV rotary valves, this valve can be quickly rebuilt from off-the-shelf parts. It has...

  • Vortex Valves Europe Moves to Larger Facility

    April 16, 2009

    A recent move to larger headquarters has followed another year of growth for Vortex Valves Europe. The dry bulk solids handling company retains its UK presence in Darlington but now operates from a new facility with twice the capacity.   Since launching its European hub in 2006, U.S.-based...