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Aerodyne Releases New Animation of GatorGate(TM) Dry Material Handling Valve

Watch Unique Material Handling Valve Provide Jam-Free Operation With Chunky and Abrasive Materials

CLEVELAND, OH -- (Marketwire) -- 08/10/11 -- Aerodyne (, a specialist in material handling valves, introduces its new animated demonstration of the GatorGate? Double-Dump Valve which is used to discharge chunky, fibrous, and abrasive material efficiently from dust collections systems.

This vivid demo, which is accessible online at, illustrates the effectiveness of the GatorGate which works with low pressure air or gravity fed systems where standard rotary valves are prone to failure. Unlike other double-dump gate valves, the GatorGate has a cam-operated drive mechanism and spring-loaded gates which open and close alternately, thereby preventing air seepage and maintaining proper pressure. The detailed demo provides plant engineers and maintenance managers with an accurate look at the normal operation of the GatorGate.

Typical applications for the GatorGate are dry material handling and bulk material handling in wood, scrap metal, plastics, cement, and is a great alternative for applications not suited to a rotary airlock valve.

Available in three standard sizes of 8', 10', and 12' inlet diameters, the GatorGate can handle flow rates from 85 cu-ft/hr. up to 320 cu-ft/hr. Their design provides low maintenance in dust collection, mixing, batch feeding, drying, material recovery, and gravity fed hopper operations where rotary valves fail.

All gate valves are made with heavy duty carbon steel, cam mechanisms, and easy access cleanout doors that don't require tools. Optional features include stainless steel construction, an explosion proof motor, and high temperature options.

To request a brochure of the Aerodyne GatorGate Double Dump 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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