Salina Vortex

Vortex provides solids and bulk components and material handling solutions to a global network of Original Equipment Manufacturers, Fortune 500 companies, and process engineering firms. Throughout the world, more than 12,000 companies have chosen Vortex as their supplier for high-performance slide gates, diverter valves, iris valves, and custom engineered products to improve their process efficiency.

The Vortex philosophy is simple:

  • Manufacture components that exceed our customer’s expectations
  • Engineer components for longevity by identifying key wear points
  • Modify components specific to application parameters
  • Design components that can be serviced while remaining in-line

The characteristics of dry bulk materials are endless meaning there is no such thing as an off-the-shelf solution. By listening to our customer’s needs, our engineers can modify standard products so their maximum potential can be reached in the application they are designed for. The result is a Vortex component that will out-perform and out-last the competition.

Vortex serves it’s customers with several different product series:


Vortex Quantum Series slide gates and diverters are the valves our customers have been using for decades to shut off, meter, and divert their dry bulk material. It’s our traditional line of valves for dry bulk processing and conveying through gravity flow, pneumatic conveying (pressure or vacuum), and dense phase conveying.

Some of the industries that use Quantum valves include but not limited to: Chemical, Coffee, Dairy, Foods, Milling, Pet Food, Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical, Plastics, Rubber, Textiles, Tobacco, and Wood.


Vortex Titan Series slide gates and diverters are engineered for HEAVY-DUTY material handling applications. These applications include materials that pose excessive abrasion or wear issues, situations that call for extremely large sized valves / diverters, and conditions that warrant additional considerations that will allow these valves to be as successful as possible in extremely harsh environments.

Some of the materials handled with Vortex Titan valves include but not limited to: Alumina, Bauxite, Cement, Clinker, Coal, Fly Ash, Frac Sand, Gravel, Glass Cullet, Lime/Limestone, Metal Powders, Potash, Rock and Sand.


Engineered Solutions for handling dry bulk material have always been a part of Vortex. Our Application Engineers listen to the customer’s needs and match the right valve to the application parameters. Material characteristics, environment, and valve requirements all must be considered to properly modify the valve to fit the application.

Because the combinations are nearly endless, a commodity valve or off-the-shelf valve will usually not be enough. Vortex offers over 800 million variations of slide gates and diverters to meet almost any dry bulk processing application. Sometimes, the modifications to our standard products are minor. Other times, the only thing standard on the final component is the black and silver Vortex sticker.