K-Tron Aerolock™ rotary valves are backed by more than 45 years of experience-tested airlock design and application. We are continually upgrading and refining our airlocks, which now include more than 150 models and sizes. This broad scope and variety of Aerolock sizes and models enables K-Tron to provide the most appropriate airlocks and rotary valves for applications in the Milling and Baking food, pharmaceutical, plastics and chemical process industries.
Each Aerolock rotary valve is handbuilt to exacting tolerances and is performance tested. If an Aerolock rotary valve fails the performance test, even by the smallest of margins, we don’t ship it.
Aerolock Airlock Rotary Valve materials of construction and coatings
Standard materials of construction include cast iron or stainless steel housings and end plates with carbon steel or stainless steel rotors. The housing and end plates can be coated with chrome, Teflon®, tungsten carbide, or a material of your specification for greater wear resistance. The rotor can be equipped with stellite tips.
Wide range of rotary valve sizes
Aerolocks are available in round or square inlet/outlet configurations providing 152 mm through 508 mm [6 in through 20 in] openings. Displacements range from 2.3 to 73 dm3 / Rev [.08 to 2.57 ft3 / Rev]. Selecting the right size at the correct speed can yield any throughput desired up to over 100 tons per hour.
Airlock rotary valve accessories
A complete line of accessories is available for K-Tron Aerolocks: outlet adapters, maintenance slide gates, sight glasses, outlet guards, surge hoppers, floor support stands, and flanged transitions. We are also happy to make custom Aerolock transitions to your specifications, allowing an easy fit into your process.
Designed for Your Application
K-Tron offers Aerolock rotary valves for many industries including Milling and Baking, Plastics, Food, Pharmaceutical and Chemical.