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How to Clean Rotary Valves in 4 Minutes

How to Clean Rotary Valves in 4 Minutes
Minimal Down TimeBetter Quality ControlIncreased ProductivitySafer & EasierRota Val’s Fast Clean rotary valves have transformed production efficiency for many customers. With a simple, ergonomically efficient mechanism for cleaning the valve at product changeover with only a single tool required, Rota Val Modular Fast Clean valves require only minutes per changeover…

Ask our Expert

Ask our Expert
Have a Question about Rotary Valves?At Rota Val we have our resident expert, Paul Bailey who is available to answer questions about the use of rotary valves.Paul has worked for Rota Val for 24 years and was trained and mentored by Ian Blackmore who not only founded Rota Val in…

Farewell to John Cuthbertson

Farewell to John Cuthbertson
On Friday 30th June, Rota Val said a fond farewell and happy retirement to their long-standing Systems Manager John Cuthbertson. 

Avoid Product Contamination

Avoid Product Contamination
Foreign Body Detection SystemsAvoiding product contamination in your process is very important.  At Rota Val, we have two options:- Rotasafe™Rotasafe™ is designed to instantly detect any contact between the rotor and valve housing while at the same time sending a signal to the panel to isolate power to the drive motor. It…

International Women in Engineering Day 23rd June

International Women in Engineering Day 23rd June
International Women in Engineering Day takes place on 23 June annually. To help celebrate this day, we asked our own Managing Director, Beverley Ford some interesting questions.What is your favourite thing about engineering? The thing that continues to amaze me about engineering are the historical achievements (eg. Stonehenge, Clifton Suspension Bridge –…

Understand 'Low Lifetime Costs'

Understand 'Low Lifetime Costs'
At Rota Val we realise the importance of not just the purchase price but also the lifetime cost of rotary valves.When making a decision to buy a rotary valve it is also important to consider other costs such as operating downtime, cleaning schedule, maintenance (preventative and unplanned), spares and length…

Testimonials Required

Testimonials Required
We are really keen to receive photographs and testimonials from customers that have installed our rotary valves.  Please email sales@rotaval.co.uk

Extending the Life of Rotary Valves

Extending the Life of Rotary Valves
Are you paying too much for refurbishment of your Rotary Valves?As well as supplying new rotary, diverter and special application valves, Rota Val is an experienced spares and refurbishment provider, we will also refurbish valves not manufactured by us.With over 45 years of experience, our technical knowledge and expertise surpasses…

A Practical Guide to Rotary Valves

A Practical Guide to Rotary Valves
Read our Practical Guide to Rotary Valves - Click HereWhere you can get some inisight intoWhat is a Rotary ValveHow to select and what to considerLegislationTypical design featuresIndustry applicationsDealing with abrasive productsMinimising damage to the valveATEX & Rotary Valves

The Effect of Abrasive Powders on Rotary Valves

The Effect of Abrasive Powders on Rotary Valves
The Effect of Abrasive Powders on Rotary ValvesAbrasion occurs when two materials rub against each other, if one product is harder than the other, the hard product wears away the softer product.Generally these type of products tend to flow well because they are heavy which can be an advantage in…

A Heavy Duty Rotary Valve for all Industries

A Heavy Duty Rotary Valve for all Industries
The HDM rotary valve has been designed using finite element analysis to make the housing more robust.  A new casting pouring method has been used to improve external finish and casting integrity.Typical ApplicationsMetering device, airlock, explosion containment, flame barrier and system isolationSuitable for gravity, positive pressure and vacuum conveying systemsPowders,…

Fast Clean Rotary Valves for Animal Feed

Fast Clean Rotary Valves for Animal Feed
Rota Val’s Fast Clean rotary valves have transformed production efficiency for many animal feed and nutrition customers. With a simple, ergonomically efficient mechanism for cleaning the valve at product changeover with only a single tool required, Rota Val Modular Fast Clean valves require only minutes per changeover which can save…