Flexicon Corporation is now offering its FLEXI-DISC™ line of Tubular Cable Conveyors for fragile materials, integrated with upstream and/or downstream equipment that sources material from single or multiple locations and delivers it selectively to storage vessels, filling machines or other processing equipment. All equipment is factory-tested for seamless integration with the conveyor and the user's process.The FLEXI-DISC™ conveyor moves material using high-strength polymer discs in 4 in. (10 cm) and 6 in. (15 cm) diameters that are affixed to a stainless steel or galvanized cable. The discs glide within smooth stainless steel tubing, moving fragile products gently, quietly and dust-free, horizontally, vertically or at any angle, through small holes in walls or ceilings. The system can have single or multiple inlets and outlets, and convey over short distances or hundreds of feet/meters. Modular system components of 304 or 316 stainless steel include tubing, drive wheel housings, tension wheel housings, metered and non-metered inlets, and discharges with and without valves, as well as accessories for wet or dry cleaning, including CIP sanitizing.
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.