Midwest Valves & Controls

Industrial Valves for the Mining Industry

Based in Gulgong, New South Wales, Midwest Valves & Controls provides a range of industrial products specialising in industrial valve procurement throughout Australia. When delivery time is important, the company can supply equipment directly from its suppliers to you, for items it does not keep in stock.

Butterfly and wafer check valves

Midwest Valves & Controls offers Arita butterfly valves to meet the needs of many applications.

The cast iron bodied wafer butterfly valves are available with lever handles or gear operators in sizes 2in to 8in with ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM), nitrile NBR or Teflon seats. The 10in and 12in valves come standard with gear operators for EPDM and NBR seats, and a 10in gear operated valve is available for the cast iron body / Teflon seat.

Arita's cast iron lugged butterfly valves come as standard with gear operators from 10in to 24in (250mm - 600mm).

Midwest Valves & Controls also supplies Arita stainless steel butterfly valves with Teflon seats, wafer PN10 from 2in to 12in with lever handles and lugged butterfly valves PN10 for 2in, 2½in and 3in.

Double-acting and spring return actuators to suit are stocked too.

Midwest Valves & Controls supply Arita cast iron wafer check valves in 2in to 16in with stainless steel discs and EPDM seats.

Air preparation equipment for the mining industry

When you are sourcing air preparation equipment, Midwest Valves & Controls provides equipment through Norgren's range involving mining and metallurgy technologies. Norgren has air cylinders for loading stations, pneumatic control products for mining vehicles, ventilation and blast doors, haulage and conveying equipment, and equipment for the coking process and other heavy-duty operations.

Norgren has provided fluid power and fluid control solutions to the mining and metallurgy sector for more than 30 years.

Knife gate valves

Midwest Valves & Controls provides knife gate valve equipment through Stafsjo's range.

Stafsjo was founded in 1666 and is today one of Sweden's oldest works still operating. Stafsjo is part of the German family-owned Broer group, which also consists of Ebro Armaturen, a leading supplier of butterfly valves, and pneumatic and electric actuators.

Stafsjo has been ISO certified since 1993, currently in accordance with ISO 9001: 2008. It is certified in accordance with the European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) Category II- module A1, which is in recognition of the company's ambitious quality efforts and technical competence.

Stafsjo's product range consists of 20 different models available in sizes from DN50 up to DN1600. The standard range consists of knife gate valves in stainless steel, cast iron or nodular iron. Special high-alloy materials available are Duplex, Hastelloy, SMO and titanium.

Slurry Tamer Valve

Originally developed for the coal preparation industry to handle dense media (magnetite) throttling applications. Subsequently further developed and applied in other aggressive or arduous slurries in numerous industry applications.

To satisfy such slurry control requirements a valve must be hard wearing with a long service life, and be easily and reliably automated. Also, should the need arise, it must be readily serviceable and repairable.

Midwest Valves & Controls offers a valve to meet these criteria and more, Slurry Tamer the Wear Resistant Throttling Valve.

Design and construction

The Slurry Tamer Valve features a corrosion resistant 316 stainless steel body, distinctively finished with bright orange enamel paint for ready differentiation from standard knife gate valves. The stem, packing gland, actuator superstructure and all fasteners are stainless steel for corrosion resistance.

Internal wearing parts of the valve are renewable at a fraction of the cost of a new valve. These parts include a tool steel inlet cone, a tool steel gate and a unique design tool steel U-vee port. The 316 stainless steel body component in contact with the media is ceramic lining protected.

Many actuator options are available for use with the Slurry Tamer Valve, ranging from handwheels, chainwheels or levers, to pneumatic cylinders and electric motors.

Other than the superior service life and abrasion resistance that the Slurry Tamer Valve offers, there are many other benefits over other supposed slurry resistant valve types.

The key benefit that the Slurry Tamer Valve offers is that it centralises rather than deflects the media flow, thus reducing downstream wear commonly experienced with other valve types.

Externally the throttling slurry valve merely looks like a high-quality knife gate valve, but it's what's inside that counts.

Contact Midwest Valves & Controls for an informed response to your industrial valve needs. We can also manage your instrumentation requirements.

Contact Details

Midwest Valves & Controls
133 Mayne St
Gulgong 2852
New South Wales
+61 2 6374 2808
+61 2 6374 2909

Available White Papers


High-Performance Slurry Valves for Mining Operations 20 May 2014 The SLV fully flanged SLF, the high pressure SLH and extreme high-pressure SLX, are all suitable for the most abrasive and demanding slurry, where operational reliability and low life-cycle cost are emphasised. The proven and unique shut-off technique along with the excellent flow characteristics, make them long-lasting and popular among the users worldwide.


Knife Gate Valve SLV Brochure from Midwest Valves & Controls 20 May 2014 Stafsjö's knife gate valve SLV is a full bore valve with a unique seat design that gives excellent flow characteristics and makes it particularly suitable for the most demanding services with slurry and other abrasive media. The SLV gives a tight shut-off independent of pressure direction.


Specialists in Slurry and Tailings Valves 30 July 2013 Ever wanted to see what is going on inside a valve? Well technology and some clever innovations are coming to your rescue. Upwey Valves & Engineering (UVE) is introducing a Borescope Inspection Port on most of its Australian manufactured valves.


Bray Controls Product Brochure 06 March 2013 At Bray Controls, our business is helping our customers with their flow control requirements. Our modular product line of butterfly, actuators and accessories offers the best compatibility, economy and quality performance in the flow control industry.


Mining & Metallurgy Technologies 28 August 2012 Midwest Valves & Controls is a respected distributor of Norgren products for both the power and mining industries. This white paper showcases a number of Norgren's products.