Abrasion Resistant Valves
The Pinch Valves are used for the sand blower in the foundry, which is a tough environment. Although the valves are made up of an aluminium body with aluminium flanges, the sand does not come into contact with any parts of the aluminium. The flanges have abrasion resistant mild steel bushing rings on the inside, which are where the wetted parts that the media comes into contact with.
Excellent Total Cost Of Ownership
The Works Engineer on site told us at AKO UK that his satisfaction with the Pinch Valves is very good, and that the valves are repaired and replaced when needed.
The amount of time the sleeves are replaced depends on usage, but in this case, the sleeves are replaced approximately every 12-18 months. With the sleeve being the only wearable part of the Pinch Valve, the total cost of ownership is excellent in comparison to other valve types on the market that will frequently need replaceable gaskets, seals, glands, nuts, disc, levers and handles etc.