Case Study | Concrete Ready-Mix

Application: Concrete Sugar Based Admixture
Description: AKO valves used bulk batching of concrete mixture
Valves Used: Type VMP (VMP25.03XK.72NPT- 1”)

Ready-mix concrete companies utilize the valves to control the concrete mixture into cement for final product. The pinch valves are kept normally closed, with no degree of vacuum. There are no additional accessories involved with the valves.

The VMP Pinch Valves are appropriate for concrete mixture applications in small batches. The VMP Series are available in the following bore sizes, 10mm to 50mm. The VMP Series valve is versatile and compact unit, not only suitable for concrete and cement application but many other industries. There are many types of sleeves (Natural Rubber, EPDM, Silicone, Viton and Nitrile) which make this valve a good option. Also, FDA approved sleeves can be requested.

The VMP Series valve is made up of 3 components, valve body, connection ends and sleeve. The sleeve is typically the only part that needs to be replaced. The sleeves can be replaced on-site in less than 15 minutes. The sleeve lifespan is determined by the number of cycles, abrasion of the material, and material pressure. The sleeves can last up to 500,000 – 750,000 cycles.