Industrial Utility Efficiency    

Kice Industries Announces Release of New VJX Airlock

Kice Industries announced it has introduced the new Kice VJX Airlock to its Rotary Airlock line. The VJX Airlock offers better performance and reliability than other airlock valves on the market today.

“The patented bearing and seal cartridge allow us to eliminate the need for packing material around the shaft where it passes through the endplate,” said Tim Kice, Kice Industries. “The bearing and seal cartridge not only outperform traditional packing material, it also eliminates several parts previously required. This reduction in parts reduces disassembly time greatly which will lead to more uptime, and reduced operating cost.”

The VJX airlock is interchangeable with existing Kice Airlock models and is designed to comply with NFPA 69 requirements.



The new Kice VJX Airlock


About Kice Airlocks

Kice rotary airlocks start with heavy-duty castings that are produced at Kice's own foundry. State-of-the-art equipment turns Kice's castings into precisely machined valves with consistently tight clearances. Kice airlocks are used in pneumatic conveying, dust control and flow control applications.

About Kice Industries

Founded in 1946, Kice Industries is a fourth generation, family-owned business based in Wichita, Kan. with a team of approximately 300 employees. Kice Industries designs complete industrial air systems and builds most of the equipment specified for these systems. Applications include pneumatic conveying, dust control and aspiration. A multi-industry company, Kice Industries serves the grain, plastics, food, feed, wood and minerals industries. Just north of Wichita, the manufacturing and office facility totals 200,000 square feet on 25 acres. CFM Corporation a subsidiary of Kice Industries is a gray and ductile iron foundry located in Blackwell, OK. The foundry and machine shop is 65,000 square feet on 20 acres. For more information, please visit