Various construction materials are processed within the building materials industry, cement and concrete in both powder and slurry forms being one of many.
Nowadays, every building and structure is made out of concrete, or at least some part of it. While the production of cement might not seem like a complex process, it undergoes many procedures until it is turned into the powder form that we see labor mixing to create the concrete mixture. The AKO Pinch Valve is the ideal solution for the pneumatic conveying of cement or concrete in any form, even at it’s most abrasive and viscious state.
With reliable and abrasion resistant rubber sleeves for the suspension and conveying of bulk building materials, AKO’s robust control pinch valves are many engineers top selection when it comes to installing a new valve on site.
AKO’s road tanker pinch valves are used on vehicles daily, all over the world. The air operated pinch valves and manual control pinch valves from AKO are used within many different building material industries and underground mines to control, dose or shut-off the media being transported.
‘Fit and Forget’ AKO Pinch Valves
For a valve of any type to clog or become blocked with media is not a welcome function on any building and construction process plant. These disadvantages are avoided with the AKO Pinch Valve – With it’s 100% full and true bore, no dead spots, and self cleaning feature, the pinch valve will never clog or become blocked. The self-cleaning takes place by the opening and closing of the rubber sleeve process (which openes/closes in the same position every time), allowing any deposits or encrustations to release and become removed with the media flowing through. Furthermore, the wear free rubber sleeve guarantees a long service life with the use of pinch valves used for transporting building materials.
The pinch valve can be installed and left to do it’s job without worry. The wear-free rubber sleeve is the only replaceable part, which is inexpensive and very easy to replace.
Examples of Building Materials Processed Using Pinch Valves
- Aggregates, Gravel, Stones
- Cement & Concrete (powder & dust)
- Abrasive & Viscious Sludge & Slurry
- Mud & Dirt
- Hydrated Lime
- Waste Material
- Dry Mortar