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Clear Action Slide Gate is Self-Cleaning

Gate handles powders, granular, or pellets

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Vortex self-cleaning clear action gate Image courtesy of Vortex

The self-cleaning clear action gate handles powders, granular, or pellets in gravity flow or pneumatic conveying systems.

The sealing design is one of the primary features of the clear action gate. The slide gate valve seals against pressures below, making it beneficial in pneumatic conveying applications where a slide gate is installed above or below a rotary airlock valve.

Mounted horizontally, the lightweight slide gate seals off the differential pressure that is accumulated in the airlock between the conveying line and the hopper. When a rotary airlock is idle, the clear action gate is closed to prevent air loss into upstream equipment. This prevents line plugs and improves blower efficiency.

The clear action gate can also act as a maintenance device to isolate upstream equipment if maintenance is necessary.

Vortex, Salina, KS 785-825-7177 www.vortexglobal.com

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Established in 1983, Powder & Bulk Solids (PBS) serves industries that process, handle, and package dry particulate matter, including the food, chemical, and pharmaceutical markets.

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