Pinch Valves are the ideal solution for isolating and regulating abrasive, corrosive and fibrous products. The Pinch Valve is being used more and more as an isolating valve or regulating valve for emulsions, sludges, dusts, gaseous materials, compressed air, powder, granulates, pellets etc.
There are two types/models of AKO Pinch Valves available:
Air operated Pinch Valves are supplied directly with compressed air/fluid
Manual and control Pinch Valves are actuated under force from a mechanism and actuator
What type or kind of pinch valve is the right one for your application? We will advise you and help you to make the right choice. Simply give us a call on: +49 6147 91590.
Pinch Valves are characterized by a free flow of product, guaranteed because of the nominal passage of practically all diameters. Advantages of include minimum frictional resistance and non-clogging. Further advantages may be found in its lightweight and compact construction, meaning that they are easy to install. This is something that is appreciated by our customers.
Pinch valves can be used in a variety of applications due to the wide range of materials used for the body and flanges/socket end covers on a pinch valve, such as aluminium, steel, stainless steel, plastic, e.g. POM or PVC, as well as a removable sleeve in different elastomer grades (NR, EPDM, IIR, FPM, silicone, etc.). Some examples include:
For more detailed information: Visit our Sectors & applications area and find out more about the wide range of applications for our pinch valves. We have also provided you with practical case studies there.
Can you not find your industry sector in the list? Then please contact us as we are already supporting other applications and have the right pinch valve solution for your production process!
The particularly robust, elastic fabric-reinforced Pinch Valve sleeve allows for successful working, even under extreme conditions. The AKO Pinch Valve sleeves prove their worth, particularly because of their long service life. For instance, if very abrasive media is being conveyed with a very high switching cycle frequency. A selection of 10 different elastomer grades and different body/flange/socket materials ensures that they may be used practically without restriction in almost all industrial sectors.
The highly-elastic, air operated pinch valve sleeve shuts off the product flow with a 2-3bar differential pressure supply (depending on elastomer quality) and then moves back to the open position without being driven because of its great rebound resilience, once the pinch valve body has been bleed.
Due to its simple structure, AKO's air operated pinch valve represents a particularly low cost/economic shut-off valve solution, because a separate drive is not required for actuating them. In fact, only a 3/2-way solenoid valve or pilot valve is needed to control them.
For further details, please browse the corresponding accessory pages for our products.
Due to its very simple structure they are extremely easy to maintain, they can be repaired or serviced directly on site at the customer's with the aid of installation instructions.
What does this mean for your process and your application? Please give us a call, we will be happy to advise you.
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