Aseptic & Hygienic VMCE Pinch Valves

Air operated Pinch Valves for use in the food, pharmaceutical, beverage and chemical industries as Sanitary Valves

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).


EHEDG Certified Pinch Valves

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:

VMCE shutoff Valve with weld-on ends
Weld-on ends
VMCE soft seated Valve with flange connection
Flange Connection
VMCE bladder Valve with tri-clamp connection
Tri-Clamp Connection
VMCE Pinch Valve with RJT connection
RJT Connection
  • 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

Valve Finish:

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.

Industrial Areas

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