New Cast Iron Rotary Airlock Valves Increase Process Optimization; Reduce Maintenance Cycle Times

ACS Valves introduces a new line of cast iron rotary airlock valves designed to provide to general industry the same primary process optimization benefits typically associated with high-end, specialty-application valve designs.
By: Tim Wiersma
 
 
ACS Cast Iron Rotary Valve has Quick-Clean Feature
ACS Cast Iron Rotary Valve has Quick-Clean Feature
 
May 9, 2011 - PRLog -- ACS Valves introduces a new line of cast iron rotary airlock valves designed to provide to general industry the same primary process optimization benefits typically associated with high-end, specialty-application valve designs. This new line of ACS cast iron rotary airlock valves features the ACS RotorRail™ that enables tool-less access to the rotor and all internal surfaces of the housing without time-consuming disassembly of the rotor, or the removal from service of upstream or downstream equipment commonly associated with standard valve configurations. The ASC cast iron rotary airlock valve with RotorRail™ has shown, when compared to bolt-together housing designs, to reduce rotor service cycle times by 78%; and, as a result, increase total process uptime by 18% during a typical 8-hour operating shift. The ACS RotorRail™ feature of these cast iron valves also ensures accurate rotor re-alignment during re-assembly; thus, eliminating axial shaft movement, bearing wear and seal leakage, and premature, uneven rotor vane wear.

The cast iron housings of these ACS Valves (http://www.acsvalves.com) rotary valves are cast in North America, and are CNC-machined to precise tolerances. The optimal inlet/outlet seal produced by these ACS rotary airlock valves is achieved using the standard, ACS Valves, 8-vane rotor design. The ACS Valves 8-vane rotor design eliminates excess pressure loss through the system, ensures cost-efficient upstream and downstream material management, and reduces process energy consumption. These ACS rotary airlock valves are available in sizes from 6 inches to 16 inches, with pressure differentials up to 15 PSIG, and temperature tolerance up to 500ºF. Rotor configurations include: closed-end, metering, shallow-pocket, Teflon®-coated, and adjustable-tip. Adjustable rotor tips are available in stainless steel, hardened steel, or bronze. Interior surface coating options include: hard chrome and Teflon®.

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ACS Valves is a manufacturer of industrial rotary valves, rotary airlocks, and rotary feeders for applications in processing, packaging, and manufacturing operations. ACS valves are designed, engineered, precision-cast, and CNC-machined in North America.
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