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Sectors & applications for pinch valves

Pinch valves from AKO Armaturen have many possible uses in a wide variety of sectors for various different applications. Due to continuous development and optimisation over many decades, pinch valves from AKO Armaturen can be used reliably and safely in almost every field of application or area of use.

Pinch valves from AKO can be used to dose and shut off practically all types of transport media without any problems, whether liquids, suspensions, sludges, pigments, powder, granulate and fibres or pellets, chippings, tablets and various types of bulk goods.

More than 20,000 customers around the world from various different industrial sectors and fields of application currently place their trust in reliable pinch valve solutions from AKO Armaturen.

Find out where pinch valves from AKO Armaturen are used and what tasks they perform in the various different industrial sectors. Gain an overview of the various possible applications for the valves and armatures and use the themed and practical case studies to find out more about how they function and the possibilities that pinch valves from AKO Armaturen offer you.

The pinch valve case studies described above are either sorted according to theme in the relevant section for each sector or application or according to the pinch valve series in the overview of the case studies.

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The diverse range of applications for AKO pinch valves

Companies from the 3D printing and contour crafting sector rely on pinch valves
3D printing & contour crafting
Pinch valves are successfully used in dosing and filling systems
Filling industry & dosing technology
Manufacturers in the agricultural technology and farming sector rely on solutions using pinch valves
Agricultural technology & farming
Pinch valves are installed on railways & trains
Railways & trains
Pinch valves are suitable for a wide range of applications in the building materials industry and for bulk goods
Building materials industry & bulk goods
Companies in the mining and underground construction sector rely on robust pinch valves
Mining & underground construction
The chemical industry relies on safe pinch valve solutions
Chemical industry
Pinch valves can be configured to conform with ATEX requirements
Areas with a potentially explosive atmosphere (Ex zones)
Pinch valves are used in glass production and glass processing
Glassworks & glass processing
The ceramics industry relies on pinch valves with abrasion-resistant properties
Ceramics industry
Companies in the plastics industry rely on solutions using pinch valves
Plastics industry
Food producers rely on hygienic, sceptic and sterile pinch valves
Food, beverage and animal feed industries
Pinch valves are used as automated shut-off and control valves in metal processing and foundries
Metal processing & foundries
Pinch valves are installed in many different tankers & food transporters
Commercial vehicles & tankers
Pinch valves are used in the production and processing of pharmaceutical products
Pharmaceutical industry
Pinch valves are used in pneumatic conveyor systems
Pneumatic conveyor technology
Pinch valves are installed in coating and sand blasting systems
Powder coating & sand blasting
Pinch valves are used for the filling and emptying of silos & silo systems
Silos & silo systems
Pinch valves are used in various different areas of environmental and process technology
Environmental & process technology
Pinch valves can be used in pipeline systems under vacuum without any problems
Vacuum conveyance
Pinch valves are used in sewage treatment plants and water treatment
Water treatment and sewage treatment plants

Is your sector / field of application not listed?

No problem! AKO Armaturen also has the just the right pinch valve for your sector.

Get in touch with us and we would be pleased to make you a non-binding offer for a pinch valve from AKO Armaturen for your application that has been specially produced according to your specifications and fulfils your requirements.
The AKO sales and support team would be delighted to answer any questions.

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< 0.2%complaint rate

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Widest pinch valve product range

10 000pinch valve variants

2 500variants available ex stock

100 000units sold each year

Extensive service activities

80CAD formats

32assembly & animation videos

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