Product highlights for VMC series:

  • Easy hose/sleeve replacement!
  • Ultra lightweight!
  • For energy savers → 40% less compressed air consumption!
  • Easy to clean!
  • No dead space!!
  • Easy-to-clean design!

AKO Air operated Pinch Valves with Weld-on ends

The air operated pinch valves of the VMC series are available in the nominal diameters of DN10 to DN150.
They are designed as standard with a weld-on end connection according to DIN EN 10357 Series A, or alternatively ASTM A554.

The general description of air operated pinch valves covers the operation and the benefits of air Pinch Valves with weld-on ends.

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Structure of Pinch Valve with weld-on ends

The structure of the VMC series air operated pinch valves with weld-on ends encompasses sleeve, pinch valve body and two collar caps.

Valve face to face length, DIN EN 10357 row A

DN10: Acc. to DIN EN 558 row 27
DN15-50: Acc. to DIN EN 12982 row 61
DN65-125: Acc. to DIN EN 558 row 7

Materials of AKO air operated Pinch Valves VMC series

A selection of different body / socket end materials and elastomer grades is available for AKO air operated pinch valves with weld-on ends of series.


  • powder-coated aluminium
  • electro-polished stainless steel 
  • POM, white or black electrically conduvtive (DN10-15)

Socket end cover (weld-on endes):

  • electro-polished stainless steel 1.4404

Other types of stainless steel are available on request. Please do not hesitate to contact the AKO team.

Pinch Valve sleeve:
A selection of 12 different elastomer grades for the sleeve ensures that the VMC series air operated pinch valves have a very wide and practically unrestricted field of application: 

  • NR
  • NR high temperature
  • CR
  • EPDM
  • FPM / FKM
  • Q
  • NBR
  • IIR
  • CSM

NR, EPDM and NBR sleeves are also available in food quality.

You can send us an inquiry using our Article Configurator and selecting Air operated Pinch Valves VMC Series, with your requirements.
Contrary to the selection possibilities offered by the product configurator, you can select two different connection types for each pinch valve. Please simply contact our sales team for more details. They would be pleased to submit a corresponding quotation. 

Maximal operating pressures Pinch Valves VMC series:

DN10-DN150: 6 bar

Industrial sectors, possible applications:

  • Beverage industry
  • Food industry
  • Paper industry
  • Tobacco industry
  • Textile industry
  • Printing industry
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Chemistry
  • Cosmetics

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