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Slide Gate Engineering Guide

KWS Slide Gates are used to control the discharge of bulk materials from hoppers, bins, silos or conveyors. Slide Gates consist of a rigid frame with a slide plate located inside that opens and closes against the flow of material. The slide plate can be actuated by manual, pneumatic, electric or hydraulic means.

The slide plate is supported by frictionless rollers to allow for easy actuation. The slide gate assembly utilizes bolted covers on both the top and bottom to create a dust-tight enclosure while allowing easy access for maintenance. KWS Slide Gates are a great complement to our bulk material handling and processing equipment.

Slide Gates Engineering Guide – Index

Typical Applications for Slide Gates

Slide Gate Engineering Guide - KWS Manufacturing
  • Located at intermediate discharge points on conveyors for evenly loading trucks
  • Located at the discharge of a silo to cut-off the flow of bulk materials to a feeder
  • Located below a centrifuge to divert liquids to a drain and solids to downstream shaftless crew conveyors

KWS Slide Gates make plant layout much more efficient. Intermediate discharge points with slide gates can be added to a conveyor so several different process lines can be fed with bulk materials by opening and closing KWS Slide Gates as required.

KWS Slide Gates are custom designed for your application based on proven design standards. Bulk materials ranging from free-flowing cement to sluggish dewatered biosolids can be controlled using KWS Slide Gates.

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