Slide Gates are manufactured in two basic forms Manually operated and pneumatic cylinder operated. Laser profiling results in a light but robust knife gate. The inlet ports are generously sized with a protective cover shroud insert. This shroud ensures that contact of material with the sealing strips above the gate blade is minimized reducing wear and maintenance.
The design of the stuffing box is such that the packing can be changed with the gate blade in position and only the cover plate removed for access. The Hand Wheel operated gate uses a conventional hand wheel while the Chain Wheel operated version is available for hand operation where the gate is at an elevated position. Limit or proximity switches can be fitted as optional extras.
Pneumatic cut off gate is used where the flow of material is to be stopped in automatic PLC controlled process. Slide Gates can also be supplied in stainless steel.