Valves for Sack Filling Machinery
Sack or bag filling machines are expertly designed with the precision control of a pinch valve. The pinch valve for sack filling machinery opens and closes extremely quickly, ensuring the media such as powders, granules, food, pet food, horticultural seed and flakes are shut off at the exact required time. The fully open, true bore of a pinch valve easily allows the media to flow through with no blockages or restrictions.
Packaging type usages include open mouth buckets and drums.
Each bag on a machine will have a weight limit, and sits on top of a weighing scale. When the weight of a sack almost reaches it’s required weight, a signal is sent to a sensor, instructing the pinch valve to shut off quickly. The last dregs of a product trickle out through the valve before the bag is full.
It is common for many sack filling machinery filling between 2-50kg bags, up to 3000kg per hour. The quick closing action of a pinch valve ensures that the bag weighs the exact amount.
The heat sealer machinery below provides a fast, strong and reliable heat welded seam for packaging products.
Valves for Sack Filling Machinery Experience
Compared to other conventional valve types, the pinch valve has minimum wear with the rubber sleeve inside being the only wearable and replacement part. This saves a lot of downtime, with the fast and easy sleeve replacement.
Ball valves are prone to clogging, causing restriction and sacks not being filled fast enough, thus slowing down production.
Problems can also occur when using knife gate valves on sack filling machinery. Product can become stuck or lodged inside the valve body, not allowing the gate to seal 100%.