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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.
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Through an extensive history of working with the coffee industry, Vortex has identified key issues with slide gates & diverter valves and developed proprietary technologies to handle coffee products.
Being able to meter material to a precise amount is important to those in the powder and bulk solids industry, especially when dealing with critical minor ingredients or expensive ingredients.
Companies continue to focus on the health and safety risks created by fugitive dust, writes Kevin R. Peterson, Business Development Director, Vortex Global.
Installation and maintenance support are core to how Vortex Global does business. Adam Schrage, Vortex Global, explains how Vortex will continue offering these services throughout COVID-19.
When handling fine powders like flour, there are many factors that must be taken into consideration. Dust control, ease of maintenance and service life are all factors that need to be examined.
The Vortex® Aero-Slide™ Conveyor provides an efficient way to transport dry, light-weight, easily fluidized powders. Kevin R. Peterson and Adam Schrage explore the benefits.
The self-sealing discharge effectively closes off the discharge end of the loading spout. The mechanism only opens within the confines of the vehicle to be loaded after the spout seats into the hatch.
Transporting clinker from the clinker cooler into storage silos can be an interesting proposition, writes Kevin R. Peterson – Vortex. Clinker is small in size, usually 3 to 25 millimeters in diameter.
Loading dry bulk solids can be a quick and effective solution for transporting product, but while the process provides many benefits, there are considerations that must be taken into account.
When handling pet food and the ingredients used in its production, several key issues should be taken into consideration.
The loading of dry bulk materials into trucks & rail cars for transport is known to create dust. As many of these airborne particles are potentially hazardous, they are regulated by various agencies.
A look at slag handling case studies with Vortex. Original slag can be categorized as ferrous or non-ferrous. Ferrous slag, accounting for around 90% of all slag, comes from iron and steel production.
Many industries rely heavily on one another for certain raw materials and by-products. Kevin Peterson explains how this is apparent in West Virginia’s coal-fired energy, cement and oil/gas industries.
When designing valves used to handle cement, engineers need to take into account several factors, including type of material handled, conveying method, conveying line pressures, temperature...
For more than 40 years, Vortex Global has provided quality slide gates, diverters, iris valves and loading spouts designed specifically for handling dry bulk solids.
With a growing global population expected to reach nearly 10 billion by the year 2050, our highly populated planet will need to be fed.
Some factories temporarily shut down each year for scheduled plant maintenance shut-down. Within that period of time, equipment is inspected, processes are improved, and/or production lines are added.
By working with a valve manufacturer, a Texas chemical company automated their pneumatic conveying system so the operator can direct powder to several destinations — simply by sitting at a computer.
Fly ash is a fine powder composed mostly of silica. It is a byproduct created when ground coal is burned by coal-fired energy plants.
The bulk handling of flour as we know it today did not just happen. A few pioneers made it happen. There was a lot of hard work involved; some successes and a large number of failures.
Aerated bin bottoms are used to move lighter weight dry bulk material that is capable of being fluidised. Fluidisation is the process in which air is passed through static, dry material.