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LOADING SOLUTIONS

Spout Positioners

Vortex Loading Positioners are used in conjunction with standard volume loading spouts to facilitate and speed up the loading of open or enclosed trucks and railcars at loadout stations. They allow for the fast and accurate single-axis or double-axis placement of the loading spout, which eliminates the need to reposition vehicles once they have entered the loading station. Loading spout positioners are made out of steel and can be designed and manufactured to meet your individual project specifications to handle almost any flow rate and travel distance.

Ideal application: Vortex® Spout Positioners are designed so that materials pass through a fixed inlet. Below, a traversing hopper slides across a fixed support pan. A loading spout is attached beneath the traversing hopper to allow exact positioning of the spout above a truck or railcar waiting below

Single-Axis Positioner

The Vortex Single-Axis Positioner allows spout movement along either an X-axis or a Y-axis. Depending on orientation, a Single-Axis Positioner can either be moved from front-to-back or side-to-side above a loading vessel.

Dual-Axis Positioner

The Vortex Dual-Axis Positioner allows spout movement along both an X- and Y-axis, allowing it to traverse from front-to-back and side-to-side above a loading vessel.

Tech Specs

Materials of Construction

The inlet cone and traversing hopper are constructed from the same metal material(s) as specified for the loading spout's material contact areas (i.e. stacking cones). The fixed support pan is constructed from A36 mild steel.

Options:
· 235 BHN abrasion-resistant steel
· 400 BHN abrasion-resistant steel
· 304 stainless steel
· 316L stainless steel

Standard Sizes

Single-Axis Positioners:
2 – 10 ft | 0.6 – 3 m

Dual-Axis Positioners:
2x2 – 6x4 ft | 0.6x0.6 – 1.8x1.2 m

Motor Specifications

Single-Axis Positioner: (qty. 1)
1 HP motor with 80: 1 gear reducer

Dual-Axis Positioner: (qty. 2)
1 HP motors with 80: 1 gear reducers

Vortex® Spout Positioner motors are three-phase motor/reducer drive units which feature an integral braking system. Single-phase motors are available.

Fixed Support Pan

The support pan stays stationary, allowing the hopper to easily slide and find its destination.

Traversing Hopper

The traversing hopper connects to the spout and allows for exact positioning.

Materials of Construction

The inlet cone and traversing hopper are constructed from the same metal material(s) as specified for the loading spout's material contact areas (i.e. stacking cones). The fixed support pan is constructed from A36 mild steel.

Options:
· 235 BHN abrasion-resistant steel
· 400 BHN abrasion-resistant steel
· 304 stainless steel
· 316L stainless steel

Motor Specifications

· Single-Axis Positioner: (qty. 1) 1 HP motor with 80:1 gear reducer
· Dual-Axis Positioner: (qty. 2) 1 HP motors with 80:1 gear reducersVortex® Spout Positioner motors are three-phase motor/reducer drive units which feature an integral braking system. Single-phase motors are available.

 
Standard Sizes· Single-Axis Positioners: 2 – 10 ft | 0.6 – 3 m
· Dual-Axis Positioners: 2x2 – 6x4 ft | 0.6x0.6 – 1.8x1.2 m

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