The newly designed Slide Gate (SG2) features 3/8”-thick top and bottom flanges for improved sealing capability by achieving increased pressure on the seals with greater torque on the plates. This also allows the gate to be air purged providing a fully pressurized body. The new design is a “cleaner gate” with no side ledges to collect material. Fewer fasteners make it simpler to maintain and the lighter design means it is easier to handle and install. The shorter design saves space in tight quarters.