Vortex Valves’ new gravity flow slide gate is claimed to be 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 is suited for abrasive materials up to 400°F (204°C). The slide gate is framed with carbon steel channel and is available in standard sizes from 6–30 in. (100 mm to 750 mm) with custom square or rectangular sizes up to 72 in. (1.8 m) and larger.
Additional features that enable the gate to close through a standing column of material are a 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 claimed to be critical to maintaining a positive seal. 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 and removable seals.