Pneumatic Gate Valve

Can anyone explain what this is?
I found a food grade, stainless pneumatic gate valve on ebay. It may be just
what I'm looking for. I am trying to build a device that allows a powdered
candy product to fill plastic tubes. I want to make an automatic valve that
opens to allow the candy to flow.
Is that a gate valve?
Thanks,
Jason
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Jason Walter
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You're likely to have problems with a gate valve and a granular product. "Pinch valves" are commonly used for this type of service. An example here:
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Ned Simmons
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Ned Simmons
Hi Jason,
Typically gate valves are used in fluids, whether it be air or an actual liquid. What diameter is the valve you are looking at?
Oliver
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V8TR4
Oh, that's cool! Why didn't I think of that? You have any idea of what they sell for? Bob
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Bob Engelhardt
--Woo hoo! It's a punkin gun waiting to happen! :-)
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steamer
I am continually amazed at the breadth of knowledge displayed on this group. I was just reading the original post imagining the powdered candy running through some type of a hose with a way to pinch it off, and here Ned gives us a link to the exact part!
Vaughn
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Vaughn
For what it is worth, Milnor commercial washing machines had a drain valve that may work for you, at least the idea. They used a piece of thin tubing much like inner tube, that was pinched of by a solenoid. The solenoid was connected to a couple of flat bars on either side of the tube. To stop the flow the two bars squeezed togather, pinching the tube closed. Greg
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Greg O
The tubes opening is 1/2".
"V8TR4" > candy product to fill plastic tubes. I want to make an automatic valve
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Jason Walter
I would try GlobalSpec
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They have learn more pages on all types of valves and other components Very deep technical content for users to view and its free
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Whitey
What does that mean?
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Jason Walter
You dont know what a pumpkin gun is?
Google is your friend.
Lots of fun!
Gunner
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steamer
I have a 2" butterfly valve, air-operated with a 120V solenoid pilot that I've been saving for just that occasion. ;-)
I'd go for smaller barrel diameters, for stuff like tomatoes, potatoes or tennis balls. Use a golf ball sized barrel for AP. Gee, does anyone make oversized paintball rounds?
Problems Are: 1. I don't have any old 25-gallon+ tanks to use for the receiver.
2. I don't trust my welding skills enough to put a pipe stub and bolt flange on the end-shell of a tank, and then pressurize it to 125 PSI - at least, not with people standing within 1/4 mile.
3. The expense of developing a proper EPS Foam sabot for intact tomato delivery, at least intact till it arrives on target ...
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Bruce L. Bergman
Oh...Punkin Chunkin...I saw that on discovery channel and the Myth Busters. Cool stuff. I didn't make the connection because I'm looking for something with only 1/2" diameter.
Jason
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Jason Walter

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