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VORTEX CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF BUSINESS

In November 2017, Vortex celebrated 40 years of designing and manufacturing slide gates, diverter valves, iris diaphragms and loading spouts for use in gravity flow, dilute phase and dense phase pneumatic conveying applications. Vortex was founded in 1977 by Loren Neil Peterson and his son-in-law, Lee Young. The company was established with its patented Vortex Orifice Gate – the first valve designed specifically for handling dry bulk solid materials. Since then, Vortex has established more than 20 innovative valve designs…

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MRS FAIRPORT RETIRES GRACEFULLY

Colloquially known as 'Mrs Fairport', Linda White, Fairport Engineering’s Marketing Manager, is well known throughout the UK mining and quarrying industries. She has achieved particular renown as the 'Face of Fairport' at many conferences and exhibitions. Despite her highly visible profile and standing, it is not as widely known that she has been an enthusiastic and dedicated member of the Materials Handling Engineers Association’s (MHEA) Executive Committee for the last 12 years. Initially adopted as the late Harold Wright’s 'Right…

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SALORO BREAKS GROUND AT BARRUECOPARDO

On site works have now accelerated at the Barruecopardo Tungsten project in Salamanca, a low cost, simple mining and simple metallurgy tungsten project in Western Spain. Fairport Engineering, Saloro’s Engineer, has been prominent in supporting activities having previously undertaken the Basic Engineering studies for the project and is now advancing the ordering and manufacturing of proprietary equipment as well as defining the civil works associated with the processing plant and infrastructure. The civil works commenced in October 2017. The project,…

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