The Vortex® Roller Gate™ is the best choice for handling dry material in gravity flow or low-pressure applications. This gate is available in a wide variety of configurations including rectangular sizes and customer specific hole patterns. It has live-loaded seals that extend the service life by compensating for wear. These seals provide an excellent material seal across the gate and to atmosphere. They can also be replaced while the valve is in-line. Similar slide gates have seals made of soft packing, rubber or felt, which rapidly erode away allowing product leakage.
Key Industries Served: Agriculture, Chemicals, Foods, Minerals, Petrochemicals, Plastics, Textiles
Rated for ATEX Zone 20 internal and Zone 21 external
- Positive seal of dust and fine powders
- No pinch points or exposed moving parts for safe operation
- Wear compensating hard polymer seals
- Seal access ports for replacement while in-line
- Serviceable while in-line
- Material construction options available
- Food friendly options available
- Gravity flow
- Handles powder, granules and pellets
- Horizontal or vertical valve orientation
- Open / closed or volume metering of material
- Accurate metering of material with optional control
- Standard sizes: 4″- 30″ | 100mm – 750mm | Contact us for custom sizes
The bonnet seals can be replaced while in-line to decrease downtime.
A special service inlet can be added to deflect material away from seals and rollers to reduce wear.
Top blade seal & cam adjustable rollers supply smooth linear actuation and in-line adjustments.
Unlike on many other valves, the Roller Gate has no metal on metal causing metal galling. This results in the seizing and binding of the gate as well as the introduction of foreign metal into the product being handled.
Cleanliness by design: Traditional roller supported slide gates have ledges where materials build up. The ledges have been eliminated in the Vortex Roller Gate minimizing material cross-contamination and spoilage.
Vortex Roller Gates provides long-term and reliable service in applications where carbon steel slide gates corrode which leads to seizing and binding.
|Size/Bore Options||6” to 30” and Larger in Square or Rectangular sizes with Round Transition Options|
|Media||Powder, Pellets, Granulars|
|Connection Options||SVC Flange, CEMA Flange, and/or 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|
|Drive/Actuation||Double Acting Air Cylinder and Solenoid Operated Air Control Valve, Electric Actuator, Hand Crank, or Chain Wheel|
|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.
Hardened steel rollers replace standard nylon rollers.
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.
Bonnet is manufactured with solid, gasketed covers. (Allows the valve to accept air purge.)
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