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    Vortex

    Vortex


    Vortex supplies material handling valves to a global network of Original Equipment Manufacturers, Fortune 500 companies, and process engineering firms. Throughout the world, you can find Vortex Valves handling the world’s dry bulk solids. It took the company three short decades to reach the level of success it enjoys today. The company originated from humble beginnings in the late 70s.

    Neil Peterson, a mechanical engineer experienced in pneumatic conveying, and Lee Young, Neil’s son-in-law, started Salina Vortex in an early Cold War era military building in 1977. Salina Vortex was named after Salina, Kansas (the city of which the company was founded) and ‘Vortex” after Neil’s initial valve concept that created a vortex to direct material flow. His purpose and dream was to design and manufacture innovative and problem-solving valves for handling dry materials in pneumatic conveying systems.

    Neil knew that traditional butterfly valves and knife gates were suitable for handling gases and liquids, however they had deficiencies in handling dry solids. A new design was needed to eliminate the problems associated with these types of valves, specifically material flow obstruction, self - cleaning, and seal abrasion. His perseverance paid off with a valve design he deemed the Orifice Gate.

    In 1980, the company was awarded a patent on the Orifice Gate. This new valve design surpassed the industry’s expectations for handling dry materials in pneumatic conveying. Chemical Processing Magazine awarded the Orifice Gate its “Vaaler Award”--judging it a major contributor toward more efficient and effective operation of plants in the chemical processing industry. This achievement changed the way process engineers selected valves for handling dry solids.


    Between 1980 and 1989 additional products were developed. The unique Wye Line Diverter, which applied the same design concepts of the Orifice Gate, dramatically improved process efficiencies when compared to traditional flapper or tunnel style diverters. The Salina Roller Gate and Clear Action Gate were also conceived during this decade. Each new product added more dimension to the material handling capabilities of the Vortex line of gates and valves. To address increasing demand of these new product lines,
    additions were made in 1987 and 1989 to the original building. In 1989, Lee Young became CEO of the company in preparation for Neil’s retirement.


    Under Lee’s direction Vortex continued to increase its market presence and expand its manufacturing facilities throughout the 1990’s. The company received many industry accolades for new product development and achievement. These awards include: two Innovation in Powder / Bulk Technology Awards (the only repeat winner for this award), Kansas Society of Professional Engineer’s Governor’s New Product Award, Kansas Department of Commerce’s Breakthrough Product of the Year Award, and Kansas Exporter of the
    Year Award. In 1999, Lee earned Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award.


    Since 2000, Vortex has continued to increase its market share and develop new products. Additional Industry recognition followed throughout the world:

    • Vaaler Award for the Seal Tite Gravity Diverter
    • Processing Magazine’s Breakthrough Product of the Year
    • American Institute of Chemical Engineer’s Best in Show Award for the 2001 International Powder Show,
    • Powder and Bulk Engineering’s Reader’s Choice Award
    • Chemical Equipment Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Award.

    In addition to these honors, many national and international publications have featured stories and case histories relating to Vortex slide gates and diverter valves.

    In June of 2006, Salina Vortex expanded once more by moving into a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and office complex that spans over a 15-arce campus. This new facility will allow enough space for Vortex to introduce lean manufacturing methods supported by leading-edge fabrication equipment and laser cutting technology, as well as, provide additional offices for its corporate staff. This new complex will be located at 1725 Vortex Avenue in Salina, Kansas.

    Vortex’s success comes from a philosophy, which includes willingness to work with special customer needs, focus on quality, and timely customer service.


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    Salina Vortex Corporation (Continued)

    Products


    Pneumatic Conveying Slide Gates

    Gravity Flow Slide Gates

    Iris Valves

    Pneumatic Conveying Converters

    Gravity Flow Diverters

    Butterfly Valves

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    Salina Vortex Corporation (Continued)

    Pneumatic Conveying Slide Gates


    Quantum Series Orifice Gate

    Clear action Slide Gate

    HDP Slie Gate

    Keeper Maintenance Gate

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    Salina Vortex Corporation (Continued)

    Vortex ® Quantum ™ Series Orifice Gate ™


    • Fewer parts than the original Vortex Orifice Gate
    • Weather Resistant
    • Superior Sealing Capabilities
    • Fast and Easy Maintenance
    • Self-cleaning
    • Wear Compensating Seals
    • Narrow Profile
    • 2" - 14" sizes (tube or pipe construction)
    • Designed specifically to handle dry material
    • Original Patented Vortex Design
    • Metric Sizes Available

    The Vortex Quantum Series Orifice Gate valve offers significant advantages over traditional knife gates and butterfly valves. Other gate valves, knife gates, slide gates, and butterfly valves rely on soft rubber seals that erode away or tear when handling dry bulk material. The Vortex Quantum Series Orifice Gate valve eliminates these problems by using “live loaded,” hard polymer seals.
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    Salina Vortex Corporation (Continued)

    Vortex ® Clear Action Gate ™


    • Mechanically self-cleaning
    • Positive material seal
    • Bonnet seals easily replaced while gate is in service.
    • 6” – 16” sizes
    • Metric Sizes Available
    • Designed specifically to handle dry material.
    • Original Patented Vortex Design
    • Patent No. 4938250


    The Vortex Clear Action Gate valve is well-suited for installation above a rotary air lock that is feeding into a pneumatic conveying line. It will seal conveying air loss above the rotary feeder. With its stainless steel internals, this valve is it an excellent choice for food applications.
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    Salina Vortex Corporation (Continued)

    Vortex ® HDP ® Slide Gate


    • Isolates pressures up to 5 bars (75 psig)
    • Will not leak to atmosphere or across valve
    • Reduces / eliminates material packing
    • Can handle abrasive applications
    • Is easy to maintain
    • Designed specifically to handle dry material.
    • Patent No. 7163191
    • Metric Sizes Available

    The Vortex HDP slide gate contains a patent pending, self-adjusting blade and clevis. This feature allows the blade to slide horizontally, then rise vertically into the closed / sealed position. Seal contact and associated seal wear is greatly minimized. Wedging and packing of material into a valve seat is eliminated.
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    Salina Vortex Corporation (Continued)

    Vortex ® “Keeper” ™ Maintenance Gate


    • Positive material and air seal up to 15 psig to atmosphere in a closed system
    • Spring loaded, wear compensating seals
    • Narrow profile
    • 6” – 16” round, square or rectangular sizes
    • Metric Sizes Available
    • Stainless steel metal material contact points

    The Vortex “Keeper” Maintenance Gate valve provides a positive material and air seal to atmosphere when installed in a closed system. This makes it an excellent choice for handling products such as fine powders in dilute phase (up to 15 psig) pneumatic conveying systems. The narrow profile makes it easily adaptable to existing installations. Overall, it is an economical and reliable means to shut off material flow for system maintenance. The Vortex Maintenance Gate is designed for low cycle applications.
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    Salina Vortex Corporation (Continued)

    Gravity Flow Slide Gates


    Salina Roller Gate

    Dual Cylinder Roller Gate

    Aggregate Gate

    Keeper Maintencance Gate (see above)

    Quantum Series Orifice Gate (see above)

    Hand Slide Orifice Gate

    Quick Clean Orifice Gate

    Clear Action Orifice Gate (see above)

    HDP Slide Gate (see above)

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    Salina Vortex Corporation (Continued)

    Vortex ® Roller Gate ™


    • Dust tight material seal
    • Gravity flow applications
    • Bonnet seals easily replaced while gate is in service.
    • 4” – 72” square or rectangular sizes
    • Metric Sizes Available
    • Designed specifically to handle dry material.

    With the Vortex Roller Gate valve, there is no metal on metal contact between the blade and the valve body. This feature eliminates the associated gate seizing and binding seen with other slide gate valves. The Vortex Roller Gate is an excellent choice for handling sticky material.
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    Salina Vortex Corporation (Continued)

    Vortex ® Dual Cylinder Roller Gate ™


    • Excellent for limited space requirements
    • Dust tight material seal
    • Gravity and low pressure applications
    • 6” – 30” square or rectangular sizes
    • Metric Sizes Available
    • Designed specifically to handle dry material.

    Dual cylinder design reduces overall length by one third. With the Vortex Dual Cylinder Roller Gate valve, there is no metal on metal contact between the blade and the valve body. This feature eliminates the associated gate seizing and binding seen with other slide gate valves.
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