EHEDG Pinch Valves
AKO UK has passed the certification Type EL-Class I and Type EL Aseptic-Class I” of the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group EHEDG for their new Air operated Pinch Valves type VMCE.
The new pinch valves are characterised by an easy-to-clean (CIP), sterilizable (SIP-capable), and bacteria-tight design in accordance with EHEDG certification type EL-Class I and type EL ASEPTIC-Class I. Furthermore, the VMCE pinch valves are piggable (RIP).
Function of the Air operated Pinch Valve:
Supplying compressed air/neutral gas/fluid (minimum pressure difference 2 bar) into the casing of the air operated Pinch Valve compresses the sleeve. The body’s design guarantees that the sleeve can close freely to form a lip shape. This ensures that the product flow is completely sealed off tight and that the sleeve is guaranteed the longest service life at the same time. This closes the air operated pinch valve and completely seals off the flow of the product.
As soon as the supply of compressed air/fluid is interrupted and the air operated pinch valve casing is vented or drained, the sleeve is opened by its reset force, enabling the pressure in the medium to flow through the full passage of the air operated Pinch Valves.
Diameter: DN 10-100 (3/8″-4″)
This wide range of different connections provides a very wide and almost unlimited range of use for the air operated pinch valves of series VMCE.
Pinch Valves are the ideal solution for isolating and regulating abrasive, corrosive and fibrous products in a wide range of industries. 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 because of its absolutely free product flow and absolutely tight shut-off.