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Increasing Material Throughput

posted Aug 18, 2012, 6:01 PM by Jonny Arkin
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

ACS Valves’ new SD Series rotary valves are designed to provide increased bulk material throughput efficiency in feeding and metering applications, when compared to standard 8-vane rotary valves. According to the company, the new valves offer:

  • A larger pocket area between the vanes of the rotor; enabling greater pocket-fill capacity.
  • The ability to move over 5 percent more cubic feet/revolution (CFR) of bulk material.
  • Improved complete release of materials from the rotor pocket.
  • Superior strength in the composition and solidification of the housing’s metallurgy, without dimples, crevices, and pits on the housing’s product contact areas and other surfaces (cast in North America).
  • CNC-machined to precise tolerances, they help eliminate axial shaft movement, seal leakage and shortened bearing life.
  • A standard 6-vane rotor design, which provides sufficient inlet and outlet sealing, maintains proper pressure differentials upstream and downstream of the SD Series valve, and reduces compressed air requirements.
  • Availability in cast iron or 304 or 316 stainless steel; four square-flange sizes from 6 inches to 12 inches; and four heights from 10 inches to 18 inches.
  • Excellent performance in temperature applications up to 250ºF.
Read More: http://www.chem.info/Products/2012/08/Material-Handling-Increasing-Material-Throughput/