The prime function of a Rotary Valve is to regulate the flow of dust, powder and granular products from one chamber to another whilst maintaining a good airlock.
It is popularly used in pneumatic conveying systems, both vacuum and pressure, together with cyclone and filter applications.
However, the Kleanlok is a more specialist valve. Its modular design makes it an easy-clean valve, aimed specifically at the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, where cleanliness, both internally and externally, must be to a high standard.
Rotolok manufactures a complete range of Rotary Valves and in the past, for hygienic applications, the standard range has been used, resulting in large costs being
incurred to meet the food standards with regards to polishing etc.
The Kleanlok is, by design, a different concept as it has been styled to ensure that all internal and external surfaces can be fully machined, creating a smooth surface with no lodgement points. This minimises and simplifies polishing and enables the user to clean or wash the valve quickly and easily.
The drive is normally direct coupled, making the complete assembly more compact and eliminating the need for motor mounting plates and bosses, which significantly complicate the external cleaning operation.
The Kleanlok has a compact and modular design to reduce the time spent on disassembly when cleaning.
All valves of this model have the quick release rotor feature as standard.
All Kleanloks are constructed from cast stainless steel with stainless steel rotors, to meet hygiene requirements.
Standard range sizes, 75mm to 250mm diameter, but this will be extended to suit customer needs.
Our Kleanloks are, like our standard Rotary Valve, very adaptable. In the past we have made many special versions to suit
different applications and to handle various difficult products. Some of these adaptations include:
- Special Rotor designs, including reduced capacity
- Reduced Rotor speed
- Dropout boxes/Blowing Seal addition
- Specialised components
- Non-standard assembly methods
- ATEX category 1 certified for use in all DSEAR Zones
All dimensions are in mm unless otherwise stated