Coperion K-Tron Announces U.S. Production of Rotary Valves

The company has begun U.S. production of rotary valves type ZRD at its facility in Salina, Kan.

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To significantly shorten delivery times for American customers, Coperion K-Tron is starting the U.S. production of rotary valves type ZRD at its facility in Salina, Kan. The Coperion brand rotary valves are being added to the full line of Aerolock rotary valves that Coperion K-Tron has manufactured in Salina for 60 years. 

The company stated that this joint effort will ensure that the American-made valves will perform to the highest technological and performance standards. In addition, this move and efforts to boost stocked inventory, will allow Coperion to deliver and repair valves in the Americas with significantly shorter delivery times. As an example, the company stated that standard gray cast-iron and stainless steel ZRD rotary valves will be available to customers within four to six weeks.

The Coperion ZRD rotary valve is specially designed for food, mineral, plastics and chemical applications. The ZRD is often used as a discharging and metering valve for conveying products in powder and granular form. An extensive range is available, with throughputs ranging from 500 to 400,000-plus lb/hr, depending on bulk density and application. Coperion and Coperion K-Tron will debut the U.S.-manufactured ZRD rotary valve at NPE2018 in Booth W729.