Aerodyne - A Division of Abanaki Corporation

Aerodyne Announces the Vacu-Valve(R) Platypus Trickle Valve as Low-Cost Alternative to Rotary Airlocks

Vacu-Valve(R) Trickle Valve Economical Solution for Powder Handling

CLEVELAND, OH -- (Marketwire) -- 05/25/11 -- Aerodyne®, a division of Abanaki Corporation, announces the Vacu-Valve® Platypus Trickle Valve, one of the lowest-cost, lowest-maintenance dust collector valves available. The Vacu-Valve Platypus is a trickle valve that operates as a constant discharge valve for dust collectors, hoppers, cyclones and other equipment operating under negative pressure. Its unique duck bill design allows it to dispense free-flowing material continuously.

This low-maintenance trickle valve is self-actuating, does not require lubrication, and has no controls or power requirements. This unit is perfect for 'keep empty' dust collection units and is offered in carbon steel or stainless steel versions. The replaceable duck bill sleeves are available in a variety of options including neoprene, high-temp or the new and improved white nitrile, making the trickle valve suitable for general use, high-temperature or abrasive material applications.

The Vacu-Valve Platypus trickle valves are typically utilized in industries such as foundries, mining, cement, pharmaceutical, dry foods, plastics, chemical and manufacturing.

Aerodyne Vacu-Valves have been efficiently and economically emptying particulate from dust collectors and bag houses. These low-cost trickle valves are an economical alternative to expensive rotary airlock valves. Aerodyne also offers a range of valves, including rotary, double dump, slide gate, and knife gate valves. The Aerodyne line of material-handling valves is one of the longest lasting and most durable in the powder and bulk handling industry. Aerodyne dust collection systems and valves have been used in a wide range of industries since 1949.

To request a brochure outlining the specifics on the Aerodyne Vacu-Valve, please visit For more information regarding the full line of Aerodyne dust collection products and bulk material handling valves, contact Bart Eggert at (440) 543-7400, ext. 130 or toll-free at (800) 358-7546, ext. 130, or by e-mail:

About Aerodyne -- Aerodyne has been specializing in solving dry material handling problems for more than 60 years through such products as large dust collection systems and low-cost, low-maintenance material-handling valves. Like its parent-owner, Abanaki Corporation, Aerodyne operates under the corporate motto 'Clean Our World,'? addressing material-handling challenges through innovation, customer commitment and environmental stewardship.

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