The World Leader In Pinch Valves

And Abrasive Valve Solutions


7685–A Corporate Blvd.
Plain City, OH 43064 USA

Pinch Valves For A Variety
Of Applications

How AKO Pinch Valves Work


AKO offers a full array of valves to control the flow of many applications in process systems; such as slurries, suspensions, powders, gases, granules, emulsions, liquids, or for anything in between or even beyond these categories. Many applications may have characteristics like abrasiveness, clog easily, extreme temperature variation, or stress-inducing process requirements which AKO has designed valves specifically for.

Some attributes of valves your AKO sales engineer can offer:
  • Full Bore
  • 100% Leak Tight
  • Lightweight Construction
  • Elliptical shape body, less air required
  • Various connections to suit most applications
  • No Mechanical Parts
  • Reinforced Sleeves for Abrasive Media
  • Quick Closing
  • EX Conformed Valves Available
  • Easy Maintenance & Re-Sleeving


AKO Armaturen & Separationstechnik GmbH is the world leader in Pinch Valves with the largest selection of air operated pinch valves available. Applications range from dirty abrasive industrial slurries and powders to hygienic food and pharmaceutical applications.

Basecamp Process Components is the #1 authority on AKO pinch valves and components, being that we are the exclusive distributor of AKO pinch valves in the United States and Canada. The internationally renowned quality of AKO’s products is perfectly paired with Basecamp’s commitment to customer satisfaction and legendary service. Our product and parts fulfillment times are often same-day, and being that our offices are located in the Midwest allows us to ship parts anywhere in the US and Canada with the lowest mean transit times.

Basecamp Process Components values investing in our employees. Sales engineers are trained to understand process flows and nomenclature. We are fortunate to have on our team highly knowledgeable mechanical engineers whom our customers can rely on for guidance for their pinch valve needs.