Slide Gates, Diverter Valves, Iris Valves…

Salina Vortex manufacturers a comprehensive line of slide gates, diverter valves and iris valves designed to address the problems associated with traditional valve products. Vortex slide gates, diverter valves and iris valves are applied based on 25 years of proven application experience.

Vortex Quantum Series Orifice Gate

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.

  • 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

Vortex Hand Slide Orifice Gate

The Vortex Hand Slide Orifice Gate valve offers a dust tight seal when handling dry bulk material in gravity flow applications.  This manually operated slide gate is an excellent choice for bins, and hoppers where the use of powered gates is not feasible or desirable.  The design of the Hand Slide Orifice Gate is particularly appreciated by companies that utilize ibcs and totes because it totally “blinds” the opening.

  • Self-cleaning
  • Easy Actuating
  • Wear Compensating Seals
  • Narrow Profile
  • 2” – 14” diameter sizes
  • Metric Sizes Available

Vortex Clear Action Gate

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.

  • 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

Vortex Quick Clean Orifice Gate

The Vortex Quick Clean Orifice Gate valve is ideal for industries handling dry products requiring a valve that needs to be cleaned often (pigments, sticky materials, dry foods, dry dairy products, and pharmaceuticals). It is an excellent choice for applications requiring daily sanitation of equipment to eliminate potential growth of bacteria and micro organisms.

  • USDA Approved
  • Self-cleaning
  • Quick disassemble and assemble
  • Positive material seal
  • 2” – 8” diameter sizes
  • Original Patented Vortex Design
  • Patent No. 5938175

Vortex Roller Gate

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.

  • 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.

Vortex Dual Cylinder Roller Gate

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.

  • 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.

Vortex “Keeper” Maintenance Gate

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.

  • 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

Vortex Aggregate Gate

The Vortex Aggregate Gate valve is designed to meet the demanding applications associated with handling materials such as sand, gravel, whole grains and coal.  Many options are available to accommodate abrasive material and harsh environments.

  • Heavy duty, carbon steel construction
  • For gravity applications
  • Narrow profile aids installation
  • 6” – 24” square or rectangular sizes
  • Designed specifically to handle abrasive material.

Vortex HDP Slide Gate

The Vortex HDP slide gate contains a patent pending, self-adjusting blade and clevis. This feature allows the blade to slide horizontally and 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.

  • 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

Vortex Iris Valve

The Vortex Iris Valve offers a reliable valve to control the gravity discharge of free-flowing dry bulk material from bins, bulk bags, chutes and hoppers. A form-fitted, fabric sleeve provides a dust tight seal and a product barrier so material does not leak to atmosphere or come in contact with the valve’s actuating parts. This is an excellent valve for handling delicate or “friable” products.

  • Durable yet lightweight
  • Low maintenance
  • Easy sleeve replacement
  • Aluminum or stainless steel
  • 4” – 18” sizes
  • Metric Sizes Available
  • Designed specifically to handle dry material.
  • Patent No. 7021604

Vortex 2-way Flex Tube Diverter or Vortex 3-way Flex Tube Diverter

The Vortex 2-way and 3-way Flex Tube Diverter’s unique designs eliminate material cross-contamination through a positive seal across the closed port and the elimination of internal ledges and pockets. Bi-directional.

  • Eliminates material cross contamination.
  • Positive material and air seal in pneumatic and vacuum conveying systems up to 15 psig.
  • 2” – 8” tube and pipe sizes
  • Designed specifically to handle dry material.
  • Original Patented Vortex Design

Vortex Fill Pass Diverter

The Vortex Fill Pass Diverter provides a versatile and reliable method for filling one or more “in line” use hoppers when material in conveyed pneumatically (up to 15 psig) through a closed loop system.

  • Positive material and air shut off for accurate scale weights.
  • Spread stack design provides better material and air separation for reduced fill times.
  • Stackable design allows easy installation of up to three diverter assemblies.
  • 2” – 8” tube and pipe sizes
  • Metric Sizes Available
  • Designed specifically to handle dry material.

Vortex Aggregate Diverter

The Vortex Aggregate Diverter handles abrasive material such as sand, gravel, whole grains, and coal. Optional modifications are available for extremely abrasive applications where cross-contamination or material spoilage is not an issue.

  • Designed for gravity applications of abrasive, dry material
  • Removable access door for inspection or maintenance — bucket, inlet, and special liners may be replaced without taking valve out of place.
  • 6” – 18” square sizes
  • Metric Sizes Available
  • “A” and “K” style available

Vortex Multi-Port Wye Line Diverter

The Vortex Multi-Port Wye Line Diverter operates under complete computer

  • Automates the pneumatic conveyance of dry material from multiple sources to multiple destinations.
  • Eliminates the errors and safety hazards associated with hose manifold systems.
  • 2” – 8” tube and pipe sizes
  • Metric Sizes Available
  • Designed specifically to handle dry material.

Vortex 2-way Wye Line Diverter

The Vortex 2-way Wye Line Diverter offers positive sealing in both vacuum and pressure conveying systems. The scissor material shearing action allows the valve to be reliably diverted on a stream of material when required. The Wye Line is bi-directional and may be used as a diverter or a converger.

  • Patented design — seal plates are shielded from blast abrasion
  • Self-cleaning on each actuation
  • Positive material and air seal in vacuum or pressure systems up to 15 psig
  • 2” – 12” tube and pipe sizes
  • Metric Sizes Available
  • Designed specifically to handle dry material.
  • Original Patented Vortex Design

Vortex 3-way Wye Line Diverter

The Vortex 3-way Wye Line Diverter offers positive sealing in both vacuum and pressure conveying systems. The scissor material shearing action allows the valve to be reliably diverted on a stream of material when required. The Wye Line is bi-directional and may be used as a diverter or a converger.

  • Patented design — seal plates are shielded from blast abrasion
  • Positive material and air seal in vacuum or pressure systems up to 15 psig
  • Self-cleaning on each actuation
  • 2” – 8” tube and pipe sizes
  • Metric Sizes Available
  • Designed specifically to handle dry material.
  • Original Patented Vortex Design

Vortex 4-way Wye Line Diverter

The Vortex 4-way Wye Line Diverter offers positive sealing in both vacuum and pressure conveying systems. The scissor material shearing action allows the valve to be reliably diverted on a stream of material when required. The Wye Line is bi-directional and may be used as a diverter or a converger.

  • Patented design — seal plates are shielded from blast abrasion
  • Positive material and air seal in vacuum or pressure systems up to 15 psig
  • Self-cleaning on each actuation
  • 2” – 8” tube and pipe sizes
  • Metric Sizes Available
  • Designed specifically to handle dry material.
  • Original Patented Vortex Design

Vortex Gravity “Vee” Diverter

The Vortex Gravity “Vee” Diverter valve provides a dust-tight material seal in gravity or low pressure applications. Internal ledges have been eliminated to minimize potential material cross contamination.  The Gravity “Vee” Diverter valve can be equipped with gate positioning controls for metering material flow in either direction.

  • Dual gate design permits material shut off to either outlet and allows diversion on flowing material.
  • Gravity and low pressure applications
  • Bonnet seals easily replaced while Diverter remains in place.
  • 5” – 18” square, round or rectangular sizes
  • Metric Sizes Available
  • Designed specifically to handle dry material.

Vortex 2-way Seal Tite Gravity Diverter or Vortex 3-way Seal Tite Gravity Diverter

The Vortex Seal Tite Gravity Diverter valve solves many of the material handling problems found with traditional flapper diverters.

  • Unique flow design protects leading edge seal.
  • For gravity applications of dry material
  • Removable access door for easy maintenance
  • 4” – 30” square and round sizes
  • Metric Sizes Available
  • “A” and “K” style available
  • Clean-in-place option available
  • 2-way and 3-way models available