Processing Magazine

Valves & Actuators

January 1, 2013

Gemu_P600MIntegrated Multi-port Valve Systems

For 20 years, GEMÜ has manufactured stainless steel, sterile multi-port valve blocks for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. For customized block designs, GEMÜ integrates a wide range of functions: blending, splitting, diverting, draining, feeding or cleaning. Double shutoffs, cross connections, safety and control functions as well as the integration of sensors, filters and check valves are also possible. GEMÜ can even integrate tanks, process containers and plant housing walls as well as mounting points.


Halogen_Gemini-SystemEmergency Gas Shutoff

Halogen’s Terminator emergency shutoff system sequentially closes 150 lb. cylinder valves containing toxic gas in less than three seconds when activated from remote sensors and switches. The operator would then be required to correct the condition, check the facility and manually reset the valve before restarting the gas system. The Gemini controller has a self-contained battery system that guarantees the operation of the motorized closing mechanism even during a power failure. This dual-torque microprocessor controlled system applies 40 foot-pounds of torque for emergency closures of the cylinder valve.

Halogen Valve Systems

KSB_ZTS_KW_TurowGate Valve
Modern sustainability demands require plants to increase efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. KSB’s ZTS Gate Valve has the performance and reliability to provide this  efficiency, helping plants meet zero-emission goals. With its hammer-forged steel body, the valve can handle water, steam, gas, oil, and other non-aggressive fluids, even at temperatures in excess of 1000 F. The valve’s efficiency and durability make it ideal for industrial settings, power stations and process-engineering systems.

KSB, Inc.

Parker_204-304IntegratedCoilSolenoid Valves with Two Coil Types
Parker Fluid Control Division, manufacturer of the Skinner and Gold Ring lines of solenoid valves and the Sinclair Collins line of process control valves, offers the choice of a tab or integrated coil as part of its Series 204 and 304 solenoid valve lines. The options feature flexible production possibilities for long-lasting valves that can operate under maximized pressure ratings. The 204 and 304 Series is a family of direct-acting solenoid valves for air and liquid (including light oil) applications. These small yet powerful valves meet virtually all of today’s commercial, industrial, mobile, instrumentation and medical market needs.

Parker Fluid Control Division

Val-Matic_ControlSystemsControl Systems
Val-Matic Control Systems provide low maintenance and reliable control of butterfly, plug and ball valves equipped with cylinder actuators. Hydraulic and electric panels operate pump control valves with air, oil or water power and include solenoid and flow control valves for slow open/close and emergency shutdown. Oil Accumulator Systems provide a clean and reliable oil supply to operate pump control valves even after power outages. Hand control valves are also available to provide open-close and manual position of a cylinder operated valve without electrical power.

Val-Matic Valve & Mfg. Corp.

Vortex-ValvesSlide Gate Valve for Heavy Duty and Abrasive Material Handling

The Vortex Titan Series TSG Valve is designed to meet the most demanding applications when handling heavy-duty abrasive materials such as sand, gravel, coal, whole grains, metal powders or minerals. The TSG Valve handles dry material in gravity flow applications where positive material shut-off and dust tight sealing are required. This slide gate is available in a wide variety of configurations with rectangular sizes and customer specific hole patterns. The TSG Valve has “live loaded” nylon seals that extend service life by compensating for wear and provide an exceptional material seal across the gate and to atmosphere. The TSG Valve has replaceable liners that can be swapped while the valve is still in-service vastly reducing downtime.

Vortex Valves

ACS.Run-Clean.SS.UpdatedRotary Airlock Valves
Ideal for sanitary applications such as food processing, pharmaceutical processing and chemical or plastics applications, the Run-Clean™ Series of rotary airlock valves are designed with multiple features that reduce the material buildup inside the valve housing that can occur during operation. These features include: angled surfaces and rounded edges inside the housing to eliminate dead zones and ensure optimal material flow; factory-applied internal surface coatings, such as tungsten, to prevent surface wear imperfections where material can buildup; glandless, sleeve-style shaft seals that prevent contaminant migration into the housing; and stainless steel housings cast in North America to ensure superior strength in the composition and solidification of the housing’s metallurgy.

ACS Valves