AKO Pinch Valves Replace Alternative Manufacturer
There are 12 Pinch Valves currently installed at this render storage and production site. The company were having new silos installed last year, and so decided to look at alternative valve suppliers since their current model of a pinch valve from another supplier was failing more often than they would like.
After trialing a sample Pinch Valve from AKO, the company confirmed that the quality of AKO’s product far outweighs the alternative pinch valve manufacturer/supplier and they decided to switch to using AKO products.
The company have been using pinch valves for four years, but they have only been using those supplied by AKO UK for a year. AKO UK’s pinch valves have been successfully working on delivery pipework for materials subject to wear such as sand. The head of Maintenance Engineering told us that their satisfaction with the AKO Pinch Valve is good so far, and that they have not needed to replace any of the rubber sleeves as of yet.
The company were first advised to use pinch valves within the application because of their benefit to the employee health and safety.
They use a regulator and a pressure switch with the pinch valves.