Hobby Machine Cleaning Car Parts
A private client of AKO UK is using a VMP Pinch Valve to control the overflow of an Aqua blast machine which is used to clean engine parts before/after machining and rebuilding. The machine is for hobby use only.
The media passing through the pinch valve on the machine is a mixture of water, glass beads/aluminium oxide blast media, oil, grease, carbon deposits, and general grime from engine parts.
Without the pinch valve control, when the machine is running the media/debris/water comes out the machines overflow without control wasting expensive media. The pinch valve for aqua blast closes the overflow whilst the machine is in operation and has a built in delay function so that once the blasting has completed the blasting media it has time to settle to the bottom of the mixture tank while the oil rises to the surface.
As the valve opens after the delay, the oil exits via the overflow along with any excess water, to a tank that separates the oil/water, then to another tank where the water can be re-used.