Clear Action Gate
The Vortex® Clear Action Gate™ is designed for use in gravity flow or pneumatic conveying systems up to 15 psig (1 barg) depending on size. Mounted horizontally, the machined square-edged blade of this gate mechanically clears the material from the sealing surfaces on each closing cycle allowing it to discharge beneath the valve. Open cavities where material collects in traditional gate valves have been eliminated with the square blade and seal design.
Traditional knife gates or butterfly valves are designed to handle gases and liquids, not dry materials. These valves rely on soft rubber seals, which erode or tear away during use, allowing leakage of air and material through the valve or into the plant’s atmosphere. This causes the frequent need for valve maintenance, production inefficiencies, and unsanitary plant environments. The Clear Action Gate is designed to eliminate these problems, increasing production, while decreasing labor and equipment costs.
Key Industries Served: Agriculture, Chemicals, Foods, Minerals, Petrochemicals, Plastics, Textiles
Rated for ATEX Zone 0/20 internal and Zone 1/21 external