AKO Armaturen’s new VMC series of air-operated pinch valves are designed to shut off and regulate solids of all types, suspensions, pastes, gaseous, fibrous and viscous media. These valves are based on a multi-functional modular system, which enables flexible exchange of the two types of body available, aluminium (AlSi10Mg) or stainless steel (1.4408), as well as a wide range of different collar caps/flange types in stainless steel 1.4404 and plasticPOM.
It has connection options for internal thread connection, flange connection, threaded spigot, weld-on ends and tri-clamp connection; while aseptic pipe connections, aseptic flange connections or aseptic clamp connections can be welded on according to DIN 11864 and DIN 11853.
The valves comply with pressure equipment directive 97/23/EC; have a maximum operating temperature: 120C; offer an maximum operating pressure of 6bar; come with special conductive models with separate earthing that are available for use in explosive areas zones 1, 2, 21 and 22; and are available in nominal diameters DN010–DN050.
VMC air-operated pinch valves are suitable for use in the food, pharmaceuticals, ceramics, glass, plastics and chemicals industries; air-operated pump systems; pigment/granulate treatment; suction/metering systems; filling and weighing units; and ventilation systems.