Vortex marks 40 years of doing business

21 November 2017

Vortex, which offers a wide range of valve and loading solutions for handling dry solids, with US headquarters located in Kansas, has announced that the company is celebrating 40 years of designing and manufacturing slide gates, diverter valves, iris diaphragms and loading spouts for use in gravity flow, dilute phase and dense phase pneumatic conveying applications.

Vortex was founded in 1977 by Loren Neil Peterson and his son-in-law, Lee Young. The company was established with its patented Vortex Orifice Gate — the first valve designed specifically for handling dry bulk solid materials. Since then, Vortex has established more than 20 valve designs that are being used by more than 20,000 factories in 80 countries to handle thousands of material types.