Rotary Airlock Valves
Rotary Airlock Valves are a type of rotary feeder and are often referred to simply as a Rotary Airlock or Rotary Valve. They provide feeding and metering functionality of a standard rotary feeder but their primary duty is to maintain pressure and provide an optimal airlock seal between different product conveying transitions, such as gravity to pneumatic conveying lines. An optimal airlock condition is essential to prevent air pressure loss in high pressure and high temperature conveying systems.
Rotary Airlocks are used worldwide throughout a large variety of industrial and agricultural bulk and specialty material handling systems. We specialize in the design and manufacture of custom built rotary airlock products that can immediately improve the safety, reliability and efficiency of your feeding and metering operations compared to other rotary valve brands.
Why choose a Rotary Airlock?
After years of engineering and manufacturing rotary airlocks, we consider ourselves proven experts on the various rotary airlock and valve designs available to our customers. We understand that temperature, pressure, size and construction plays a very significant role in processing various materials which is why all of our rotary airlock valves are carefully machined for those unique specifications. Each of our rotary airlocks can be individually customized to your exact processing specifications to ensure optimal, reliable and worry-free operation that meets your precise needs.
Our airlocks have an innovative larger vane pocket design that allows up to 50% more volume which enables the rotor to run at lower speeds than other manufacturers’ rotary airlock and valve feeders. Pair this with our exclusive self-adjusting packing glands and you have a rotary airlock valve that provides minimum air leakage, a longer life, less maintenance and a higher return on your investment.
Other standard features such as our precision casting, CNC machining, compact design and universal mounting flanges allow for a versatile material handling rotary airlock valve product that can fit virtually every existing bolt hole pattern and replace any existing rotary valve.
If you have a need for a rotary feeder, please consider the added “airlock” benefit of a Rotary Airlock Valve. We are confident that we can help improve your bulk material handling and conveying efficiency.
Contact Imado Engineering today and discuss your airlock application with one of our rotary airlock account managers. They can quickly help you select the best rotary airlock for your application and recommend specific options to meet your processing requirements.
Keep up the pressure on your processing systems and competition with the help of a rotary airlock. We are dedicated to offering the highest-quality rotary airlock product and options to ensure the appropriate feeding, metering and control of materials.
Abrasion Resistant Rotary Airlock:
Our Abrasion Resistant Rotary Airlock is considered our most durable rotary valve as it is most frequently chosen to handle highly abrasive products.
Blow-Thru Rotary Airlock:
Our Blow-Thru Rotary Airlock Valves are designed and manufactured specifically for applications that require discharging into a pneumatic conveying line.
Dust Collector Rotary Airlock:
Our Dust Collector Series Rotary Airlock is a budget-friendly, economical rotary airlock feeder; choice for general use under dust collectors, cyclones and hoppers.
Heavy Duty PAV Rotary Airlock:
Our Heavy-Duty (PAV) Series Rotary Airlock is an ideal rotary valve choice for handling many dry, free-flowing powders where a pressure differential exists.