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Vortex specializes in the design and manufacture of components used to transport and control flow of dry bulk solid materials.
Vortex handles a wide range of materials & has over 150 years of combined experience handling dry bulk solids.
Vortex holds memberships to numerous industry organizations and partners with various publications and online partners.
Questions that we frequently receive regarding our slide gates, diverters, loading spouts & other dry bulk handling applications.
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Vortex will display dry bulk solids handling components used in the production of pet food at the 2021 Petfood Forum set to take place September 22-24, 2021, in Kansas City, Missouri.
Vortex Companies is proud to be a sponsor of the 2021 Smoky Hill River Festival set to take place at Oakdale Park in Salina, Kansas September 2-5, 2021.
As COVID-19 restrictions ease, Vortex Asia-Pacific, a solids and bulk handling components company, is pleased to announce it has reopened a physical office location in Shanghai, China.
Vortex is pleased to announce it will be showcasing its products at the International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition (iPBS). The event will take place August 24-26, 2021.
The Bulk Solid Innovation Center at Kansas State University and the Wolfson Centre at the University of Greenwich have announced their fall 2021 course schedules for bulk solids material handling.
Vortex will exhibit at the 125th Annual IAOM Conference and Expo. Hosted by the International Association of Operative Millers, IAOM will take place August 29 – September 2, 2021, in Little Rock, AR.
Vortex will exhibit at the 2021 GEAPS Exchange Expo. Hosted by the Grain Elevator and Processing Society, Exchange 2021 will take place August 6-9, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio.
Vortex Global, a solids and bulk handling components company, is pleased to celebrate a decade of partnership with Enge Plas Malaysia, its representative exclusive to Malaysia.
Vortex will exhibit at World of Concrete, Booth #N454, June 8-10, 2021 in Las Vegas, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Vortex reps will be available to demonstrate products for the cement industry.
Vortex Global is pleased to showcase their latest advancements in dry bulk solids handling technologies through an updated version of its website, www.vortexglobal.com.
Vortex will exhibit at Hillhead Digital 2021, 30-31 March. Vortex representatives will be available to discuss products from its Titan Series of slide gates and diverter valves and Loading Solutions.
Vortex Global announces the retirement of Kevin R Peterson on January 29, 2021. During his 25 years with Vortex, Kevin held many titles, most recently Director of Business Development.
Vortex is pleased to announce executive management changes to set the stage for its next generation of corporate leadership. These changes will go into effect January 1st, 2021.
Vortex is pleased to announce the rebranding of its metal fabrication and manufacturing company from Vortex Fab to Spectrum Metalcraft, a Vortex company.
Vortex Global is pleased to announce a donation of slide gates and diverters that will optimize operations within the new Feed Technology Center at the University of Illinois.
Vortex Global, a solids and bulk handling components company, is pleased to announce the expansion of Mespo, its representative in Denmark.
In the most challenging of times, Vortex Global remains committed to your success. As we adapt to a changing world, we’re taking steps to make ourselves available for you.
Vortex Global, a solids and bulk handling components company, is pleased to announce the appointment of TSP (Total Solution Provider) Korea as its new representative exclusive to South Korea.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, employees at Vortex designed and produced cleanable, and reusable, face shields for the local hospital, Salina Regional Health Center.
For the third time in six years, Vortex Global was recognized by Cope Plastics for its commitment to sustainability, environmental responsibility and making the world a better place.
Vortex is pleased to announce it will be showcasing its products at the International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition (iPBS) April 27-29, 2021, in Rosemont, Illinois, USA.
With spring right around the corner, Vortex Global will once again hit the road to bring our quality lines of slide gates, diverter valves and loading solutions directly to the customers.
Vortex Valves and Loading Solutions announces that Terry Maholland will retire as Vice President of Sales & Business Development, effective May 29, 2015.
Vortex is opening their new expansion to the Salina Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, October 23rd. Their global headquarters has expanded by 64,000 square feet.
Vortex announces a change in its European sales management structure in order to support its continued growth as a solution provider in components for bulk material handling.
Vortex’s patented HDP Slide Gate has been a proven solution for a wide variety of applications for handling sticky and/or abrasive powders in systems with positive pressures up to 75 psig (5 bar).
Vortex will attend the 2020 MineXchange SME Annual Conference and Expo. Hosted by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, MineXchange will take place Feb. 23-26, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona.
The Bulk Solids Innovation Center at Kansas State University & the Wolfson Centre at the University of Greenwich have both announced their 2020 course schedules for the bulk solids handling industry.
Vortex will display select products from its Quantum Series of slide gates and diverters at the 2020 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE), January 28-30 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Leadership at Vortex kicked off the holiday season by building bicycles for local “Littles” from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Salina.
For the first time in its 38-year history, the International Cement Seminar and Exhibition will feature Vortex Solids and Bulk Handling Components.
Vortex will display a dustless retractable loading spout, along with products from the Vortex Quantum Series at PPMA 2019, NEC Hall 5, Stand G84, 1-3 October, in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
In 2013, the world-class O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center was opened on the campus of Kansas State University.
When it comes to flour and feed operations, Kansas State University doesn’t mill around.
oin us on 6 June, 2019, as Vortex Latinoamérica welcomes customers, house accounts, end users, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), distributors and the general public into its new office space.
Vortex Global Ltd., a solids and bulk handling components company, has been recognised by Solids Handling and Processing Association (SHAPA) with the 2019 Solids Handling Industry Export Award.
DARLINGTON, UK – Vortex Global Limited, a solids and bulk handling components company, announces the appointment of MillTech CZ s.r.o. as its representative agent in Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Darlington, UK – Vortex Global Limited, a solids and bulk handling components company, has been shortlisted for a 2019 MRW National Recycling Award (NRA).
DARLINGTON, UK – Vortex Global Limited, a solids and bulk handling components company, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Solids Handling and Processing Association (SHAPA) Export Award.
Vortex was founded in 1977 by Travis Young's grandfather, Neil Peterson, and his father, Lee Young. Travis grew up in the material handling and engineering industry.
SALINA, KS, USA – Vortex is pleased to announce the release of its new Grain Ship Loading Spout.
“Over the past 10 years, Vortex has experienced strong growth – with more on the horizon,” explained Jeff Thompson, president at Vortex.
Of all the lines Allen/Davis represents, we are most proud of our relationship with Vortex. Over the years, it has been a joy to cultivate that relationship and co-share customer information.
For nearly 25 years, Allen/Davis Technology Representatives has strived to provide the industry’s best equipment in process instrumentation, storage, and dry bulk material handling.
QUERÉTARO CITY, QUERÉTARO, MÉXICO – Vortex Latinoamérica, a solids and bulk handling components company, is pleased to announce it has relocated.
Vortex is pleased to announce the appointment of Efrén Shayd Carmona Loya as Regional Sales Manager for Mexico.
Vortex Global Limited, a solids and bulk handling components company, is pleased to announce the appointment of ALRIAD International Agencies & Trading as its new representative agent for Egypt.
Vortex is pleased to announce the acquisition of Kasa Fab, a leading custom metal fabrication and manufacturing company.
Vortex Global is pleased to announce the appointment of Renene CPE Service (FZE) as its new representative agent for the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar.
In Northeast USA, Flo-Dynamics Components, Inc. is among the industry’s leading technical sales representatives in dry bulk solids sales volume.
Q&A with Vortex Representative Mark Parisi of Flo-Dynamics Components, Inc. - What is your opinion of the products and services offered through Vortex Global?
In recognition of Vortex’s commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility, the company was recently presented with the Silver Level Milestone Award by Cope Plastics.
Vortex Global Limited, a solids and bulk handling components company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Eurotech International FZ, LLC as its new representative agent for Saudi Arabia.
For nearly 40 years, Adams Industrievertretungen has served as an agent for process equipment for the pharmaceutical, chemical and food industries.
What makes Vortex special, in comparison to the other lines Adams Industrievertretungen represents?
Starting as an employee at HSS and now as president of HTS, you mentioned you have represented Vortex products for nearly 30 years. In that time, what has it been like to work with Vortex?
For 20 years, Hareza Technical Sales, Inc. (HTS) has specialized in the application and sale of process equipment and process controls for industrial applications.
Vortex® announces the release of its new FastTrack™ program, an order fulfillment program designed to deliver small quantity orders on select product designs and sizes in two weeks.
Vortex Global Limited, a solids and bulk handling components company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Enge Plas Automation (S) Pte Ltd as its new representative agent in India.
Vortex Global Limited, a solids and bulk handling components company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Industri-Textil Job AB as its new representative agent in Finland.
Lee Young and his father-in-law, Loren Neil Peterson, founded Vortex just over forty years ago. In this interview with World Cement, Young describes the history of the company.
Vortex is pleased to announce the appointment of Lyndon Flower as Business Development Manager. In this role, Flower will be an added resource to Vortex’s USA & Canada division.
DARLINGTON, UK – As of December 2017, Vortex Global Limited has been certified to the ISO 9001:2015 standard.
Vortex received a Most Outstanding Risk Control Performance Award from Archway Insurance Ltd. The most prestigious of Archway awards, Vortex scored highest among Archway’s 240 membership companies.
In November 2017, Vortex was certified to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. Previously, Vortex was certified under the ISO 9001:2008 standard, and has been ISO-certified for nearly 10 years.
Vortex celebrates 40 years of designing and manufacturing slide gates, diverter valves, iris diaphragms and loading spouts.
Vortex Global Limited, a solids and bulk handling components company, has been recognised with the Materials Handling Engineers’ Association (MHEA) Excellence Award for Supplier of the Year.
On October 6, 2017, hundreds of manufacturers throughout the United States will participate in Manufacturing Day™ (MFG Day) to showcase modern manufacturing technologies & inspire the next generation.
Vortex Global Limited, a solids and bulk handling components company, announces the appointment of Alpha Engenharia as its representative agent in Portugal.
Vortex has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Materials Handling Engineers' Association (MHEA) Excellence Award for Supplier of the Year.
Vortex, a solids and bulk handling components company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chupin Pack as its exclusive representative agent in France.
Vortex taps Capack Pty, Ltd. as its exclusive agent in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Swaziland, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Mauritius, and Seychelles.
Vortex introduces its new, patent-pending Vortex Three-Way Wye Line Diverter, specifically designed to handle dry bulk solid materials in pneumatic conveying systems.
The Vortex Roller Gate is an economical and versatile solution for handling dry bulk materials in gravity flow applications where positive material shut-off and dust-tight sealing are required.
The patent-pending Vortex Iris Valve offers many key benefits over traditional iris valves.
The Vortex Aggregate Diverter is used in gravity flow applications to divert heavy-duty and/or abrasive dry materials from one source toward two destinations.
The Vortex Seal Tite Diverter is used to divert material from one source toward two or three destinations in gravity flow applications requiring a dust-tight seal and/or minimal cross-contamination.
Per the demands of companies handling especially abrasive dry materials, Vortex designed the Pivoting Chute Diverter to improve processing speeds and provide a diverter valve with longevity.
Vortex, a solids and bulk handling components company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Pladot as its exclusive representative agent in Israel.
What does Fourth of July have in common with other celebrations in cultures worldwide? – Fireworks. So...just how are those explosive wonders made?
Vortex Loading Spouts have received ATEX certification in the European Union (EU). Vortex spouts are now rated for Zone 20 (internal) & Zone 21 (external) environments.
Unfortunately, Cinco de Mayo has become commercialized in America with faulty reasons for celebration, and the importance of the holiday to Mexican culture has been misconstrued.
Vortex, a solids and bulk handling components company, has been recognized by Solids Handling & Processing Association (SHAPA) as the 2017 Solids Handling Industry Company of the Year.
Realizing the success of holiday-themed candies, major chocolate brands have chocolatiered holiday renditions of many confectionery classics.
Vortex, a solids and bulk handling components company, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Solids Handling & Processing Association (SHAPA) Company of the Year Award.
As Vortex does its part in recycling chemicals and raw materials used in production, Vortex equipment is being used in recycling operations throughout the world.
As part of Vortex’s unwavering commitment to sustainability & environmental responsibility, the company continues its previously established recycling initiatives, while also having several new plans.
Vortex Global Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Laurence Millington as Managing Director.
Vortex, a solids and bulk handling components company, is pleased to announce the appointment of LM Bulk & Materialhantering AB (LMB) as its exclusive representative agent in Sweden.
Loren Neil Peterson, founder, Vortex (1929-2017)
The Vortex Pivoting Chute Diverter has been named one of Processing Magazine's Breakthrough Products for 2016.
The North East England Chamber of Commerce has named Vortex EMEA as a finalist for the North East Exporters' Awards 2016, in the category: Export Team of the Year.
Vortex was founded 40 years ago in the USA. The company's United Kingdom-based operation, Vortex Global Limited, is celebrating its ten-year anniversary.
Kevin R. Peterson, business development director – Titan Series, Vortex, is recognized for his outstanding service to Kansas State University.
Vortex achieved Cope Plastics’ Green Level Milestone Award in March 2016 by diverting 50,000 pounds of industrial plastic from landfills.
Vortex, a solids and bulk handling components company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brolton Group Pty Ltd. as its exclusive representative agent in Australia.
Vortex, a solids and bulk handling components company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Adams Industrievertretungen as its exclusive representative agent in Germany.
Saving money by purchasing low-end tooling seems like a simple solution to reduce manufacturing costs. However, that tactic did not work for Vortex, a valve and loading spout supplier.
Vortex is pleased to announce the appointment of Mespo ApS as its exclusive representative agent in Denmark. Mespo sells high quality components, machines and customized solutions for powder handling.
Vortex is pleased to announce the appointment of Envisolid S.L. as its exclusive representative in Spain. Based in Barcelona, Envisolid specializes in the handling of bulk solids and powders.