The Vortex® Hand Slide Orifice Gate™ is designed specifically to handle dry bulk solids in gravity flow conveying. A full flow orifice provides unrestricted conveying of material with no disk or ledges to impede flow or cause material bridging. The gate seat and live-loaded seals are protected from material flow by a metal insert. By design, the valve “self cleans” material from the seat on each stroke of the valve blade improving overall seat life.
Key Industries Served: Agriculture, Chemicals, Foods, Minerals, Petrochemicals, Plastics, Textiles
Rated for ATEX Zone 0/20 internal and Zone 1/21 external
- Mechanically self cleans on open stroke
- Wear compensating hard polymer seals
- Unobstructed opening
- Seals protected from material flow stream
- Narrow profile
- Food friendly options available
- Gravity flow
- Handles non abrasive powders, granulose and pellets
- Horizontal or vertical valve orientation
- Material construction options available
- Standard sizes: 2″ – 14″ | 50mm – 350mm | Contact us for custom sizes
|Size/Bore Options||2″ to 12″ Diameters|
|Media||Powder, Pellets, Granulars|
|Connection Options||SVC Standard Stud Pattern, Flange, ANSI, DIN, JIS, Custom Flanges|
|Media Temperature||Up to 180°F (82°C) continuous to 250°F (121°C) intermittent service, modifications allow up to 400°F (204°C) continuous to 450°F (232°C) intermittent service|
|Media Pressure/Vacuum||0 psig, Gravity Flow Only|
|Valve Construction Options||Aluminum, 304 or 316L Stainless Steel, and Carbon Steel.|
|Material Contact Options||304 or 316L Stainless Steel|
|Seal/Seat Material||Nylon, PET, UHMW, Glass Filled Teflon, Natural Rubber, and/or Silicone Rubber|
|Position Confirmation||Magnetic Reed, Proximity, or Mechanical Limit Switches|
|Compliance Approvals||CE, ATEX, FDA|
|Industry Use||Agriculture, Chemicals, Foods, Minerals, Petrochemicals, Plastics, Textiles|
|*more modifications available based on application|
Material/ Metal contact is 316L stainless steel.
Mounting studs are removed and special mounting holes matching an ANSI pattern are provided for bolting through the gate flange. Not all holes are able to be used.
Modifications are made allowing 250 F (121 C) continuous to 300 F (149 C) intermittent service.
Modifications are made allowing 400 F (204 C) continuous to 450 F (232 C) intermittent service.
Gate blade is electropolished. Polyethylene (PET or UHMW) pressure plate seals are used to replace nylon.
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