Challenge: Locate a new blending system that incorporates gates and diverters that will seal material to atmosphere.
When this national company was considering a new blending and mixing station, much of the emphasis for the project was placed on increasing output with additional production efficiency.
Previously, the company had experienced issues with valves and diverters within an old system. The diverters caused cross-contamination among the product recipes and the slide gates leaked to atmosphere. In both cases, the expensive chili powder had to be trashed. Chili powder leaking to atmosphere creates an airborne health hazard to the eyes and skin, and also a "slippery floor" safety hazard for company employees.
The new system incorporated a Vortex Flex Tube Diverter to eliminate material cross-contamination and Vortex Roller Gates to shut off and seal material at the bottom of dry blenders and mixers.
Production was impressed with the performance of the Vortex valves, as well as the maintenance friendly features each one has to offer.
"These valves truly seal our material." – Members of the production team