Square Inlet/Outlet Airlock is designed for sanitary processes.

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Available in 3 sizes and designed for high process rates, CMD Airlock suits applications where dry raw or finished products are being handled in process and where inspection or system clean-out is required. Seals and product contact surfaces meet food safety requirements, and wetted parts have max 32 Ra finish. Rail system and endplate/rotor assembly optimizes accessibility, while close clearance design that reduces overall leakage through valve and minimizes pneumatic system losses.

Original Press Release:

The New CMD Airlock is Designed for Sanitary Processes

The new CMD Airlock is ideal for applications where dry raw or finished products are being handled in the process and where inspection or system clean-out are required.   Because the CMD is designed for high process rates and possesses a number of features suited for sanitary processes, the airlock is perfect for food and pet food applications.  The CMD is also a direct replacement for traditional square inlet Schenck Process MD airlocks in plant applications where sanitary requirements have increased, but the existing system does not allow for the use of a round inlet airlock.

Three different sized models of the CMD each come equipped with a square inlet and square outlet, along with seals and product contact surfaces that meet food safety requirements.  The CMD is designed with a rail system consisting of externally mounted precision shafts, which are fixed to the tail side endplate on one end and are supported by special composite linear bearings pressed into the valve housing on the other. The endplate/rotor assembly can be unbolted from the housing, and the assembly can be pulled from the housing and drive coupling while still remaining rigid to the housing via the rail system.  These features simplify removal and provide access to the internal valve cavity, rotor pockets and all other product contact areas for quick and easy cleaning.

Other key features of the CMD Airlock include:

• Easy access to seals with rotor removed from endplate

• All stainless steel construction, with the exception of the endplate bearings

• Close clearance design reduces overall leakage through the valve and minimizes pneumatic system losses

• Maximum 32 Ra finish on all wetted (product contact) parts

For more information on the new CMD Airlock, contact Schenck Process at 816-891-9300 or by email at mktg@schenckprocess.com.

Schenck Process is a complete global source of highly accurate dry bulk solids pneumatic conveying, weighing and feeding systems with additional expertise in dust collection through a wide range of filter media.  For over 40 years our commitment to research and development has led to the creation of some of the industry’s most advanced products and technologies.

For more information regarding this press release, please contact Mike Karas at:

Schenck Process

746 E. Milwaukee Street

Whitewater, WI 53190

Phone: 800-558-0184

E-mail: mktg@schenckprocess.com

Web site: www.schenckprocess.com

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