Dual Cylinder Roller Gate to Handle Sorbitol

Dual Cylinder Roller Gate to Handle Sorbitol
A client who manufactures chocolate, candy, and chewing gum in the United Kingdom had a special application for a roller gate.

In this application, the dual cylinder Vortex Roller Gate would be used to stop the material flow of sorbitol in the client’s process. Sorbitol is a sweetener used in foods, oral care products, and pharmaceuticals.

This Vortex Roller Gate was designed with double-acting air cylinder actuators and was constructed with a 150mm (6”) special service inlet to match the customer’s pattern.

  • The valve body is 6061-T6 aluminum with a 304 stainless steel blade and seal retainers. Material contact is 304 stainless steel and polymer.
  • The valve blade is electropolished to address the stickiness of the product being handled.
  • The air cylinders are equipped with magno-pistons for use with magnetic reed position indication switches.
  • Milled access slots in the side frame allows removal and replacement of bonnet seals while the gate remains in service.
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