A US company that specializes in producing dough in the food industry recently contact Aerodyne for a custom order. The company mixes all of its ingredients in a massive tank. They were looking for a valve that would allow them to have control of the flow of ingredients into the tank, but the valve needed to made up of food grade materials. Looking for suggestions, the company contacted Aerodyne.
Aerodyne suggested the facility use the StopTight Knife Gate Valve. This material handling valve is used as a flow control valve. It can be used either in the line of flow or at the point of discharge. Using a linear motion, a blade advances until the passage is closed or it withdraws until the passage is open. In the closed position, the knife gate valve is designed to seal tightly and prevent the loss of positive or negative pressure of the system. Aerodyne has a large selection of knife gate valves which can be used to handle a variety of materials and operating conditions.
There are very strict rules and regulations in the food industry that companies must follow. All of the equipment used in processing or handling the dough must be made of good grade materials. Aerodyne was able to fabricate a knife gate valve made of aluminum, stainless steel, and nylon to effectively control the introduction of contents into the mixing tanks as well as stay with in the regulations.
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