January 5, 2011
SALINA, KS – Vortex Valves introduces a new gravity flow slide gate that is as robust as the Vortex® Aggregate Gate™, but has the superior dust-tight seal of the Vortex® Roller Gate. The Vortex® Titan Series Abrasion Resistant Slide Gate, made by Vortex® Valves, a division of the Salina Vortex® Corporation, is the perfect gate for abrasive materials such as whole grains, coal, metal powders or minerals up to 400° F (204° C). The slide gate is framed with carbon steel channel and is available in standard sizes from 6” to 30” (100mm to 750mm) with custom square or rectangular sizes up to 72” (1.8m) and larger. Additional features that enable the gate to close through a standing column of material are the beveled, abrasion resistant blade and a displacement pocket on the closing end of the valve.
The slide gate features “live loaded” wear compensating seals that prevent materials from escaping into the bonnet area of the gate. These seals are easily replaced without removing the valve from the processing line. The gate utilizes easily accessible, hardened steel cam-adjustable rollers instead of blade guides – a feature that is critical to maintaining a positive seal.
Adapting the slide gate to a system is made easy with a wide selection of gate positioning controls, position indication switches, and flanges. The gate also offers a wide variety of modifications to accommodate a range of temperatures, as well as corrosive, humid, and explosive environments.
Vortex slide gates offer a wide variety of actuation choices – including electric, hydraulic, pneumatic, chain wheel, and hand crank. Features include hardened steel cam-adjustable rollers, grease zerks, side mounted switches, carbon steel contact, inlet/outlet transitions, seal access ports, removable seals, and more. Contact the factory for application-specific information at 1-785-825-7177.
For more than 30 years, Vortex Valves has provided quality Slide Gates, Diverters, and Iris Valves designed specifically for handling dry bulk solids in gravity, vacuum, dilute, or dense phase applications. Vortex Valves are engineered for dependability, durability, easy maintenance, and offer proven solutions to material handling and process efficiency problems. With an in-house team of engineers, Vortex Valves can be completely customized for individual applications or special installations.