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Iowa State University Kent Feed Mill and Grain Science Complex Features Vortex Equipment

December 4, 2023

Vortex Global and Todd & Sargent join forces to provide cutting-edge equipment for Iowa State University's Kent Feed Mill

The Kent Feed Mill and Grain Science Complex at Iowa State University is a state-of-the-art facility that significantly contributes to the advancement of agricultural science. This leading-edge institution provides students and researchers unparalleled opportunities to gain hands-on experience with feed processing operations and to conduct critical research in the field. The mill, equipped with donated cutting-edge equipment from Vortex Global, provides an immersive learning environment where students can implement theoretical knowledge into practice, thus bridging the gap between academia and industry. The facility also serves as a springboard for innovative research, fostering breakthroughs in feed processing technology and techniques.

As part of Todd & Sargent's project for the Kent Feed Mill, Vortex Global donated a range of essential equipment, further enhancing the facility's operational efficiency and research scope. This donation includes slide gates and diverters, integral to managing the flow of feed materials with precision and maintaining the integrity of the feed during processing. With their robust design and high-quality construction, these components ensure reliable and efficient operations, reducing maintenance needs and downtime. Moreover, Vortex Global's loading equipment, designed for high-capacity and dust-free loading of feed materials, streamlines the process of preparing feed for transportation or storage. This contribution underscores Vortex Global's commitment to advancing agricultural science and education, and their dedication to supporting the next generation of industry professionals.

Control Room and Gravity Vee in Background
Seal Tite Diverter
Gravity Vee Diverter
Titan Slide Gates (Angle 1)
Titan Slide Gates (Angle 2)
Lone Titan Gate with Discharge
Vortex Inline Filtration unit with an Enclosed Model Loading Spout

About the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University:

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University is a premier institution dedicated to shaping the future of agriculture through research, education, and extension. The college offers diverse programs that equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to address the world's critical needs related to food, agricultural, environmental and social sciences. Its faculty and students are at the forefront of cutting-edge research, driving innovations in areas such as sustainable agriculture, biotechnology, and environmental stewardship. The college's extension and outreach programs extend its impact beyond the campus, sharing knowledge and fostering partnerships to solve challenges in Iowa and beyond. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is committed to fostering a culture of inclusion, where all members can thrive and contribute to the mission of improving the quality of life for all.

About Vortex Global:

Vortex Global is a market leader in the design and manufacture of innovative dry bulk material handling solutions. With a rich history spanning several decades, the company delivers high-quality components, including slide gates, diverters, and loading spouts, that are engineered for dependability and longevity, solving a wide range of process system challenges. Vortex Global's solutions are highly valued across diverse industries for their precision, efficiency, and durability, reducing maintenance requirements and enhancing operational productivity. Committed to customer success, Vortex Global provides tailored solutions based on individual project needs, leveraging their deep industry expertise and commitment to innovation. Vortex demonstrates its commitment to advancing industry practices through active participation in education and research initiatives. This is achieved by providing universities with state-of-the-art equipment, ensuring that they have the necessary tools to excel. With a global reach and a reputation for quality and reliability, Vortex Global is a trusted partner for any business handling dry bulk materials.

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