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Do you want to find out about the possibilities and advantages that pinch valves from AKO Armaturen offer you not only in theory but also in practice – or are you wondering how pinch valves are actually used in practice and how they interact with a wide variety of conveyed media? Our case studies will provide your with the answers.

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Air operated pinch valves

VMC Pinch valves control glass-fibre reinforced concrete in outdoor furniture production

Pinch valves control the transport of cement slurry and glass-fibre reinforced concrete
A producer of outdoor concrete furniture uses pinch valves from the VMC series from AKO Armaturen as control valves during the production process.

Pinch valve VMC series in sweets industry

Pinch valves control puffed rice in sweets manufacturing
A producer of puffed rice (with a sugar & syrup coating) uses pinch valves to control the transport and filling processes.

pinch valves (VMC series) as control valves in beer filtration

Pinch valves used as control valves for filtering agents in beer filtration
A brewery uses pinch valves from the VMC series as control valves for the transport of diatomaceous earth.

Pinch valves (VMC) in brewery barrel-filling

Pinch valves used as dosing valves in the filling of beer barrels
A brewery uses pinch valves from the VMC series to precisely fill barrels with beer.

VMC pinch valve in submerged welding technology

Pinch valves used as control valves in submerged welding technology
A wheel rim manufacturer uses pinch valves from the VMC series to control soldering agent for welding processes.

Pinch valves (VMC & VF series) in casting moulds production

Pinch valves used as control valves in the production of casting moulds
An aluminium foundry uses pinch valves from the VMC & VF series to control sand for the production of casting moulds.

Pinch valve (VMP series) supply control of ready-mixed concrete additives

Pinch valves control the supply of additives for ready-mixed concrete
A cement & concrete manufacturer uses AKO pinch valves from the VMP series to mix additives into ready-mixed concrete.

Pinch valves in contour crafting processes

Pinch valves in the 3D concrete printing of buildings (contour crafting)
A manufacturer of special large-scale concrete printers used for so-called contour crafting uses pinch valves from the VMP series from AKO as shut-off valves.

Pinch valve (VMP) in degreasing & cleaning process

Pinch valves in the production of quick-release fasteners
A manufacturer of quick-release fasteners uses pinch valves from the VMP series in the cleaning & degreasing process.

VMP pinch valve controls blasting agent in send blasting device

Pinch valves control the transport of blasting agents
An arts and crafts studio with a glass blowing workshop uses pinch valves from the VMP series as control valves in sand blasting devices that are controlled using foot pedals.

Pinch valves (VF series) in production workflow of polymer concrete

Pinch valves control the transport of components in the production of polymer concrete
Pinch valves from the VF series control the transport of the individual components for the production of drainage systems made out of polymer concrete.

VF pinch valves in sacks and bins filling processes

Pinch valves control the filling of sacks and bins
A manufacturer of plants for filling sacks and bins with cement, powder, sand or viscous substances uses pinch valves from the VF series as control valves.

AKO VF pinch valve in fertiliser control in field sprayers

Pinch valves control the transport of fertiliser in field sprayers (agricultural technology)
A manufacturer of filed sprayers for the agricultural sector uses pinch valves from the VF series to control the transport of fertiliser.

Pinch valves (VF) in PVC tiles production

Pinch valves in the production of PVC tiles
Pinch valves control the PVC powder in the production of tiles

VMC & VF pinch valves in aluminum foundry

Pinch valves control the transport of sand for the production of casting moulds
A foundry uses pinch valves from the VF & VMC series as control valves for sand mixed with binding agent.

Pinch valves (VF series) control acid water in steel cable production

Pinch valves control acidic water in a steelworks
A manufacturer of steel cables & wires uses pinch valves from the VF series to control the transport of acidic water.

Pinch valves in sand controlling for casting moulds

Pinch valves used as control valves for sand in the production of casting moulds
A manufacturer of professional tripods for cameras uses pinch valves from the VF series to control the transport of sand to produce the casting moulds.

Pinch valves (VF series) in the processing of recycled glass

Pinch valves control the transport of additives for the production of recycled glass
A glassworks specialising in the processing of recycled glass uses pinch valves from the VF series as control valves for the transport of additives.

VF series pinch valves in sediment extractions in harbours and at the coast

Pinch valves control the extraction of sediment in harbours and at the coast
A charter company for yachts uses a solution featuring pinch valves instead of a floating dredger to extract sediment from shipping channels.

VF series pinch valve in removal control of excess coating powder

Pinch valves control the removal of excess coating powder
A paint shop for window frames uses pinch valves from the VF series to remove excess coating powder from the coating booths.

pinch valves (VM series) in agricultural plant protection

Pinch valves used in agricultural plant protection
A manufacturer of field sprayers installs pinch valves from the VM series in agricultural technology for use in plant protection.

Pinch valves (vm series) in sorting and washing plants

Pinch valves used for taking samples in washing & sorting plants
A producer of washing & sorting plants for bulk goods and soil uses pinch valves from the VM series for taking samples from the washing water.

VM pinch valves in pharmaceutical detector production

Pinch valves control various different media in the production of metal detectors
A manufacturer of metal detectors for the pharmaceutical & food industries uses pinch valves from the VM series from AKO to control the flow of various different media.

Pinch valves in the production workflow of aircraft components

Pinch valves control the transport of aluminium oxide spheres
A manufacturer of aircraft components made out of aluminium uses pinch valves from the VM series as control valves for the transport of aluminium spheres.

Pinch valves in pre-washing process in paint shop

Pinch valves control the transport of water mixed with cleaning agent
A paint shop uses a pinch valve from the VM series as a shut-off valve for washing water in the pre-washing of the parts to be coated.

Mechanical pinch valves

OV pinch valves in dosing application for big bags and containers

Pinch valves used for dosing applications in the filling of big bags & containers
A manufacturer of filling plants for big bags and containers uses mechanical pinch valves for dosing the media into vacuum containers.

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