Rugged Dependability for Demanding Applications

  • Sizes 16′ x 16′
  • Heads to 200′
  • High tensile strength adjustable bronze wedge system
  • Bronze to bronze seats, no leakage
 Rugged Dependability for Demanding Applications
Proven Performance

Rodney Hunt cast iron sluice gates have a long history of successful performance. Many gates installed more than 100 years ago remain in service today.

Bronze to Bronze Seating Surfaces

The uniquely designed bronze seats lock into a dovetailed groove in the gate frame and disc, creating a tight seal for low leakage.

Adjustable Wedge System

High tensile strength adjustable bronze wedges are furnished with all gates. Side wedges are keyed directly to the sluice gate disc to prevent rotation. This system allows for the gates to operate without the seats interfacing until the last few inches of travel, reducing seat wear.

Design Flexibility

Rodney Hunt cast gates can be custom designed to meet your application needs.

Mounting Flexibility

Gates are available for submerged service, wall mounting, downward-opening, embedded, round manhole, gate-within-a-gate, and flange mount applications with manual, hydraulic, or electric actuation options.

Gate Designs

Sluice gates can be furnished for conventional closure, with bronze seats completely around the periphery, or for flush-bottom closure, with a resilient seal across the bottom of the gate. In the normal gate installation, the operating thrust is taken on the floor or a separate support above the gate. Most sluice gates can be furnished as self-contained gates in which the operating device is mounted on the yoke of the gate that is, in turn, attached to the top of the guides. With self-contained gates, the operating thrust is carried by the gate frame.

Non Self Contained gate

 Non Self Contained gate

The non self-contained sluice gate assembly consists of a frame, guides, and a disc. The round, stainless steel operating stem is threaded at the top to engage the floorstand lift nut. Sections of the stem are joined together with cast bronze threaded and keyed couplings. An adjustable bronze bushed stem guide is furnished if the operating stem requires intermediate support. Although the crank operated floorstand is the most common method of controlling the gate, handwheel, motor driven, and hydraulic actuators can also be used. The crank operated floorstand has a geared head with roller bearings to support the opening and closing thrust loads. The head is enclosed and mounted on a pedestal secured to a concrete floor or structural support.

Self Contained gate

 The non self-contained sluice gate assembly consists of a frame, guides, and a disc. The round, stainless
steel operating stem is threaded at the top to engage the floorstand lift nut. Sections of the stem are joined together with
cast bronze threaded and keyed couplings. An adjustable bronze bushed stem guide is furnished if the operating stem requires
intermediate support. Although the crank operated floorstand is the most common method of controlling the gate, handwheel,
motor driven, and hydraulic actuators can also be used. The crank operated floorstand has a geared head with roller bearings to
support the opening and closing thrust loads. The head is enclosed and mounted on a pedestal secured to a concrete floor
or structural support.

The self-contained sluice gate is specifically designed to absorb the operating load created during opening and closing. This is accomplished through the use of a yoke, a supporting member mounted on the top of the extended guides. The thrust required to operate the gate is transmitted by the yoke and guides directly to the gate frame — unlike conventional designs where the load is absorbed by the floor or structure above the gate. The selfcontained gate is useful where space above the gate installation — or the absence of structural supports — limits the use of a separate operating floorstand or benchstand.

Brochure

Download