KWS Manufacturing

Slide Gates

KWS Slide Gates are used to control the discharge of bulk materials from hoppers, bins, silos or conveyors. A slide gate consists of a rigid frame with a slide plate located inside the frame that opens and closes against the flow of the bulk material. The slide plate can be actuated manually, pneumatically, electrically or hydraulically. KWS slide gates can be provided as a stand-alone component or as part of a complete bulk material handling system.

Engineering Guide Industry Solutions Diverter Gates

37-Inch by 37-Inch Electrically Operated Slide Gate – Stainless Steel Construction

Slide Gates - KWS Manufacturing

Typical Applications for Slide Gates

  • Located at intermediate discharge points on screw conveyors for evenly loading trucks
  • Located at the discharge of a larger silo to cut-off the flow of bulk materials to a screw feeder
  • Located below a centrifuge to divert liquids to a drain and solids to downstream shaftless screw conveyors

KWS Slide Gates make plant layout much more efficient. Intermediate discharge points with slide gates can be added to a screw 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.

13-Inch by 13-Inch Pneumatically Operated Carbon Steel Slide Gate – Carbon Steel Construction

Slide Gates - KWS Manufacturing

Available Features / Options

  • Wide Range Of Construction Materials – Carbon and Stainless Steel For Every Application
  • Heavy-Duty Rollers With Anti-Friction Bearings For Withstanding Head Loads
  • Heavy-Duty Structural Frames For Greater Rigidity
  • High Force Actuators To Cut Through Upset Conditions
  • Dust-Tight Construction To Eliminate Dust Emissions
  • Standard CEMA slide gates
  • Heavy-duty maintenance gates
  • Dewatering gates
  • Shut-off gates for hoppers

Available Configurations

KWS slide gates are used to control the flow of bulk materials in thousands of conveying and processing applications. KWS is an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturer. Every component and assembly is manufactured in the USA by highly skilled craftsmen. All KWS welders are certified in accordance with American Welding Society (AWS) Codes. KWS Slide Gates are manufactured to rigid quality standards.

Slide Gates Design Worksheets

Resources for Slide Gates

Filter Resources:

Get Connected

CEMA Standard Components and Complete Engineered Systems

Contact Us Online Resources