AKO’s new VMCE Pinch Sanitary Valves are characterized by an easy to clean (CIP), sterilizable (SIP-capable), and bacteria-tight design in accordance with EHEDG certification
type EL-Class I and type EL ASEPTIC-Class I. Furthermore, the VMCE type Pinch Valves are piggable (RIP).
The new aseptic AKO Pinch Valve series VMCE is an impressive model with it’s hygienic design. This flexible modular system has excellent cleanability, as well as the advantage of a long lifetime of the Pinch Valve sleeve.
Installed in pipelines, the VMC Pinch Valves have a 100% tight shut-off function of the Pinch Valve sleeve, and can also be used with the aid of an electro-pneumatic proportional valve for coarse control or metering of a metal stream.
Air operated Pinch Valves of the VMCE range are available in nominal diameters DN10-DN125.
Connection Options - Aseptic design for hygienic-safe processes:
- Weld-on ends acc. to DIN 11850 row 2
- Weld-on ends acc. to ASTM A554
- Tri-Clamp acc. to DIN 11853-3 (BKS)
- Flange acc. to DIN 11853-3 (BF)
- Flange acc. to DIN 11864-2 form A (BF)
- Threaded spigot acc. to DIN 11853-1 (GS)
VMC Pinch Valve Operating Pressures:
10mm – 100mm
Maximum Line Pressure – 6 Bars
Maximum Operating Pressure – 8 Bars
Recommended Differential Pressure – 2 – 3.5 Bars
Stainless steel: Electropolished, matt.
Satin polished (brushed) Ra 0.3 on request. Wetted parts = Ra 0.5.
Aluminium: Powder coated 60-80 RAL 9006
The standard Pinch Valves made of stainless steel are available in the following materials;
- Body: stainless steel 1.4408
- Flange / Socket End: stainless steel 1.4404
Higher grade stainless steels can be manufactured/offered on request.
View examples of the different industries and types of media that this product can be used with.