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Case Study

Dual Cylinder Roller Gate to Handle Sorbitol

Chocolate, candy and chewing gum manufacturer, United Kingdom

1 Dual Cylinder Vortex Roller Gate

6" (150 mm)
In this application, the dual cylinder Vortex Roller Gate will be used to stop the material flow of sorbitol in the client’s process. Sorbitol is a sweetener used in foods, oral care products and pharmaceuticals.

This Vortex Roller Gate was designed with double-acting air cylinder actuators and was constructed with a6” (150mm) special service inlet to match the customer’s pattern (the inlet and outlet feature 1/2” adaptor plates).

•The valve body is 6061-T6 aluminum with a 304 stainless steel blade and seal retainers.Material contact is 304 stainless steel and polymer.
•The valve blade is electropolished to address the stickiness of the product being handled.
•The air cylinders are equipped with magno-pistons for use with magnetic reed position indication switches.
•Milled access slots in the side frame allows removal and replacement of bonnet seals while the gate remains in service.

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