Pinch Valves for Silo Filling Lines
A UK manufacturer of hydraulic Lime mortars, lime plasters, lime renders and lime-based paints are using AKO Pinch Valves across their industrial plant.
Twenty three storage silos holding over 600 tonnes of raw materials provide the capacity for a daily manufacturing output of approx. 100 metric tonnes on this plant. A sophisticated software system ensures highly accurate computer-controlled batching of ingredients for all of the lime-based products.
The plant has a wide range of ingredients available on demand from the silos, everything from very traditional roman cement and limes through to modern low-carbon binders. Each of these materials pass through and are controlled by the Pinch Valves on site.
Tankers carrying the lime based materials connect to the bottom of the filling lines, and blow the material up the pipelines into the silos. The materials are then mixed if needed, stored, weighed and dispersed into sacks and bags.