An art/craft glass studio working with fused glass and decorative sandblasting on glass and stone are using a VMP type plastic Pinch Valve from AKO (product code VMP025-03XK-72) in their sand blasting cabinet.
The art studio have only been using the Pinch Valve for less than one year so far, but already have positive feedback about it. One of the users of the Pinch Valve states:
“The Pinch Valve does what it needs to do.”
After initial research, the operator of the sand blasting machine found some information online that provided detail of creating a foot-switch control for sand blasting, as opposed to hand control at the blasting nozzle. Sand blasting takes places in a blasting cabinet, and the manufacturer-supplied blasting nozzle was cumbersome to use in a small space. By using an in-line Pinch Valve by AKO combined with a foot pedal control, this has allowed the nozzle assembly to be reduced in size so that it fits in the palm of the hand. Much greater control of the flow blasting medium is thus gained.