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Aerodyne Debuts New Animation of StopTight(R) Slide Gate Material Handling Valve


View Dust-Tight Component Controlling Flow in a Bulk Material Handling System

CLEVELAND, OH -- (Marketwire) -- 09/20/11 -- Aerodyne® (, a division of Abanaki Corporation, recently launched the new animated demo of their StopTight® Slide Gate material handling valve, a dependable, dust-tight component for controlling flow in a bulk material system. The unique slide gate drive action eliminates the need for racks, pinions, cams, or other internal mechanisms that tend to interfere with valve operation. Large clearances avoid jamming during operation and material flow is unimpeded by any restriction or obstruction when the Slide Gate Valve is open. The moving parts are self-cleaning.

The low-maintenance Slide Gate Valve is available in either manual or pneumatic operation. In the manual version, minimal turning of the handwheel compresses or relaxes the leaf spring assembly allowing the slide plate to rise or drop from the inlet collar. The valve is then opened or closed by pulling or pushing on the handwheel. The pneumatic valve operates by an air cylinder closing the valve by forcing the leaf spring assembly to compress against internal stoppers. The slide plate rises to seal against the inlet collar. As the air cylinder withdraws, the leaf springs relax, allowing the slide plate to drop and slide clear of the inlet.

This unit also comes in a wide range of sizes, is offered in carbon or stainless steel versions and is perfect for high temperatures and severe-duty applications. The Slide Gate Valve lends itself perfectly to a wide range of free-flowing materials such as chemicals, minerals, foodstuffs, and plastics.

To request a brochure outlining the specifics on the Aerodyne Slide Gate 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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