Abrasion Resistant Pinch Valves Experience
The paper manufactuing company have been using AKO Pinch Valves for 8 years. The high cost and wear of the rotary actuator were what made the company decide to use pinch valves within this application. The application causes high wear rates, so they knew they needed a product that could handle abrasion.
The AKO Pinch Valve has a durable and abrasion resistant rubber sleeve inside it’s casing, and is also high in elasticity. These benefits allow the valve to perform at it’s best for a reliable and effective process within any application.
This company told us at AKO UK that they are very satisfied with the Pinch Valves they install on their systems. The rubber sleeves, being the only wearable part of the valve, are replaced every 2-3 years. With the rubber sleeves being extremely low cost, it gives a very attractive total cost of ownership for the user.
3/2-way solenoid valves are also used within this application. There is a potential for more pinch valves in the future here, depending on skill locally. The company will also be continuing to keep spare sleeves in stock on the shelf, and replace them when needed.