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What is a Rotary Airlock Feeder?

Posted on 9/18/20 2:51 PM

A rotary airlock feeder is a type of industrial valve used in material handling systems to process and transfer dry bulk materials for production. Though referred to by more than one name—rotary valves, rotary feeders, rotary airlocks, or simply airlocks—it is typically used to transfer solid bulk material from hoppers, bins or cyclones, into vacuum and pressurized pneumatic conveying systems. Its main components are the outer housing, rotor and shaft, end plates, a drive, shaft packing seals and bearings.

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Rotary Airlock Valve Specifications & Design

Posted on 6/25/20 3:08 PM

In bulk and specialty material handling systems, rotary airlock valve specifications and designs are influenced by such factors as pressure, size, temperature, and construction. Rotary airlock valves can be custom machined for processing various materials. Optimal, worry-free performance of a system, however, relies in large part on knowing the exact processing specifications of that system. 

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Prater Introduces New Blow-Thru Rotary Airlock Valve

Posted on 3/18/16 10:16 AM

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Prater Rotary Airlock Valves Are NPFA-69 Compliant

Posted on 4/20/15 3:46 PM

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Fly Ash Application Story

Posted on 4/11/14 5:24 PM

Background: Coal provides more than half of the nation's electricity and considering that the United States controls an estimated quarter of the world's coal reserves, it makes coal a cheap and abundant energy source for the foreseeable future. As coal demand grows, so does the amount of byproducts from burning it. Millions of tons of "fly ash", a powdery substance laced with heavy metals such as arsenic, mercury and lead, have piled up leading to costly disposal for coal power companies.

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Extend The Life Of Your Rotary Airlock

Posted on 1/20/14 4:16 PM

Rotary feeders, also known as rotary airlocks or rotary valves, are commonly used in industrial and agricultural applications as a component in a bulk or specialty material handling system. Rotary airlock feeders have wide application in industry wherever dry free-flowing powders, granules, crystals, or pellets are used including pollution control applications in wood, grain, food, textile, paper, tobacco, rubber, paint and other industries. Due to the vast amount of uses for rotary airlocks, manufacturers regularly seek to maximize ...

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Real Vinyl Powder Solutions For The Flooring Industry

Posted on 1/10/14 4:05 PM

Business Overview: A large flooring manufacturer in Southern Illinois processes many powders including limestone and vinyl to make laminate, vinyl sheet, vinyl tile and linoleum.

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Real Abrasion / Corrosion Solutions For The Charcoal Industry

Posted on 1/9/14 9:01 PM

Business Overview: A very large charcoal-producing manufacturer with locations nationwide is part of a mega-conglomerate with sales in the billions of dollars annually.

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