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Description and working principle

When controlled feeding from or into silos and hoppers in a very confined space is required Rotary Valves are the ideal solution. The sealing of negative pressure cyclone and dust filter outlets is the other classic application.
Rotary Valves consist of a tubular casing, a horizontally mounted rotor with a certain number of V-shaped cross section compartments, a drive unit and a casing cover opposite the drive end.
Two compartments at a time of the continuously turning rotor are filled up with material through the infeed opening at the top of the Rotary Valve. After less than half a turn the material falls through the outlet port with the same cross section opposite the inlet.
TOREX®’ Rotary Valves can handle any kind of powder and granular material up to a particle size of eight millimetres.
The valves are either supplied with bare shaft, with fixed gear motor drive, with pre-torque gear motor drive, or with variable speed drive.

Performance and technical features

For handling of non-contaminating products casing and covers are made of cast iron, the rotor of grey iron or steel.
Abrasive products require chromium or nickel plated cast iron casings and covers and steel or cast iron rotors with scrapers from polymer.
Valves for corrosive products come with casings, covers and rotor made from chromium or nickel plated cast iron.
Additionally, versions with Teflon®-coated contact parts and food-grade versions entirely made of stainless steel are available on request.
According to the material handled rotors can be equipped with removable synthetic inserts to reduce the feed rate or to handle particularly sticky materials and with scrapers made from various types of polymer or spring steel.


FEED RATES PER REVOLUTION

RV 2 2.2 dm³ (0.08 cu.ft.)
RV 5 5.4 dm³ (0.19 cu.ft.)
RV 10 10.9 dm³ (0.38 cu.ft.)
RV 20 19.5 dm³ (0.69 cu.ft.)

DRIVE POWER WITH FIXED DIRECT DRIVE
0.55 kW (0.75 HP) to 1.5 kW (2.0 HP)

DRIVE POWER WITH PRE-TORQUE
0.37 kW (0.5 HP) to 0.75 kW (1.0 HP)

DRIVE POWER WITH VARIABLE SPEED DRIVE
0.37 kW (0.5 HP) to 0.75 kW (1.0 HP)

OPTIONS

- Scrapers made from different materials to improve sealing properties
- Compartment inserts for sticky materials or feed rate reduction
- Air-purged shaft seals at both ends
- Rotation sensors
- Electric motors according to NEMA standards
- Forced ventilation motors for cycle inverter control


ATEX VERSION AVAILABLE !

Advantages and innovative features

In comparison with other feeding devices, RV-type Rotary Valves boast a few substantial advantages:
- Space saving
- Sturdy
- Various materials and treatments available according to product handled
- Direct mounted drive without coupling
- Inlet and outlet flanges to WAM® standards

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