The Vortex® Pivoting Chute Diverter™ is designed to handle abrasive materials in gravity flow applications. The diverter body houses an internal chute that is constructed of abrasive-resistant metal or lined with optional material that offers superior wear resistance. Inspection, maintenance, or repairs to the diverter may be performed from the front access panel – without removing the diverter from service. The Pivoting Chute Diverter is dust-tight to atmosphere, may be shifted “on-the-fly”, and is available in 2-way and 3-way configurations.
Key Industries Served: Abrasive products – industrial sand, coal, limestone, gypsum, clinker, gravel, bauxite, whole grains, minerals/mining.
Non-abrasive products – chemicals, soda ash, potash, plastics, wood pellets (biomass).
Note: Very fine, fluidizable material may migrate to the off leg. For fine, abrasive material, consider the Vortex TLD Diverter.
- Dust tight to atmosphere
- Unobstructed opening
- Shift “on-the-fly”
- Serviceable while in-line
- Internal Abrasion Resistant Chute
- Material construction options available
- Gravity flow conveying
- Handles granules, pellets and larger abrasive materials
- Available in 2-way and 3-way configurations
- Standard sizes: 6″ – 24″ | 150mm – 600mm | Contact us for custom sizes
- Unrestricted material flow through the diverter
- Ability to shift “on-the-fly”
- Chute may be positioned to split flow to both directions (2-way)
- May be inspected or maintained without removing the diverter from service
|Size/Bore Options||6″ (150 mm) – 24″ (600 mm) square in 2″ increments|
|Media||Aggregates, Pellets, Granulars (Highly abrasive materials)|
|Connection Options||SVC Standard Flange, ANSI, DIN, JIS, or Custom Flanges|
|Media Temperature||Up to -20°F (-29°C) continuous to 400°F (121°C) intermittent to 450°F (232°C)|
|Media Pressure/Vacuum||Gravity Flow Only|
|Valve Construction Options||AR, Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel|
|Material Contact Options||AR steel, Hardox, Triton, Tri-Braze, chromium carbide, etc…|
|Drive/Actuation||Double Acting Air Cylinder with Solenoid Operated Air Control Valve, Electric Actuator, or Hydraulic|
|Position Confirmation||Visual Indication, Proximity Switch, Magnetic Reed Switch|
|Industry Use||Agriculture, Chemicals, Minerals, Petrochemicals, Plastics|
|*more modifications available based on application|
Modifications are made allowing 550° F (287 C) continuous to 600° F (315 C) intermittent service.
Please contact us to request dimensional info.