Air Actuated Pinch Valves
Air Actuated Pinch Valves offer complete flow regulation and the highest possible ease-of-use using compressed air to open and close an elastic sleeve. AKO makes 4 lines of air actuated pinch valves: the VMP, VMC, VF, and VT series.
The compressed air inside each air actuated pinch valve forces the elastic sleeve shut, either completely or partially. Flow regulation can be adjusted to exact percentages allowing for specific dosing in process systems. Air actuated pinch valves are low maintenance, extremely reliable, and an ideal flow control solution for all types of applications; such as abrasive materials, slurries, liquids, powders, and granules.
How Air Actuated Pinch Valves Work
Air Actuated Pinch Valves Provide Excellent Value Because They Are:
- Small in size, fitting into most process systems.
- Robust, lasting a long time and requiring infrequent sleeve replacement.
- Efficient energy consumption, using only minimal compressed air.
- Complete, full-stoppage of product flow. Or partial flow regulation, using a proportional pressure regulator, if desired.
- Virtually zero frictional resistance when open.
Lowest Total Cost of Owning an AKO Air Actuated Pinch Valve
The Special Design of AKO’s Sleeves
Not all pinch valve sleeves are created equally with regards to durability and composition. While other manufacturers may build quality pinch valves, the chemical composition of the rubber is proprietary and refined only for AKO. The trade secret composition of AKO’s rubber, reinforced with an elastic fabric-like mesh yields an ultra-long lasting and abrasive resistant sleeve. The long service-life contributes to a lower total cost of ownership than competing valves. AKO also offers 10 different grades of elasticity in their sleeves. The different grades offer the best life-cycle value depending on the frequency of opening and closing, temperature, abrasion, and installation particulars. Your Basecamp Sales Engineer will be knowledgeable on choosing the right sleeve.