If you are processing a dense, free-flowing material at your facility, you may be unaware of a low-cost solution for dust collection—the trickle valve. This type of valve uses a light vacuum to handle the continuous dispensing of materials such as wood chips, pharmaceutical pills, coffee, rocks and cereal. Unlike a motorized rotary valve, a low-maintenance trickle valve consists of a simple valve sleeve that requires no lubrication or power source, and has no controls or moving parts. With the trickle valve, you will not experience the hassle caused by dense materials getting stuck between the vane and walls of a rotary valve, which results in premature wear to the valve as well as an interruption of operations. Trickle valve sleeves are available in a variety of materials to fit the needs of your application—whether it’s operating at high temperatures or handling highly abrasive components. View our animated demo to learn more about trickle valve technology.