A specialist cylinder manufacturer operating in the Gravure and Embossing industry have supplied Pinch Valves from AKO UK to a specialist filtration company. The Pinch Valves are supporting a Direct Laser Engraving Machine, the only one in the UK.
The media running through the valves is calcium carbonate, and the pressure setting is 2.5 bar. The black plastic pinch valves are operating on an automatic cycle when required, and are held in the normally closed position.
With laser cutting and laser processing of metals or plastics, fumes and fine dusts are generated which are harmful to health and cause damage to machinery. The pinch valves installed onto this bespoke machinery assist with the safe and efficient filtering of the very fine dust particles.
The calcium carbonate additive to the filtration process is dosed in this pneumatically driven metering system. Adhesive fumes are passivated using this system, ensuring sustainable filter cleaning as well as constant air flows over the filters elements.