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Pinch Valve Solution for Gypsum Solids by BPC

Pinch Valve Solution for Gypsum Solids by BPC
17 Nov 2022  |
The Gypsum solids manufacturing company operates up to 25 cycles/day, 24 hrs/day and 350 days/yr. The manufacturer was utilizing actuated butterfly valves which were prone to cracking and clogging issues.

Also, the butterfly valves have many moving parts. The AKO Pinch Valve has a 0% leak rate, so the company decided to purchase an AKO Type VMC 316 stainless steel pinch valve. The AKO valve was installed in a horizontal position for 2 years and natural rubber sleeves have not yet been replaced.

The VMC Pinch Valves are appropriate for a flux application.  The VMC Series are available in the following bore sizes, 10mm to 100mm.  The VMC Series valve is versatile, compact unit and ideal for abrasive materials for many other industries.  There are many types of sleeves (Natural Rubber, EPDM, Silicone, Viton and Nitrile) which make this valve a good option.  Also, FDA approved sleeves can be requested.

Pinch Valve Solution for Gypsum Solids by BPC

The VMC Series valve is made up of 3 components, valve body, connection ends and sleeve.  The sleeve is typically the only part that needs to be replaced.  The sleeves can be replaced on-site in less than 15 minutes. The sleeve lifespan is determined by the number of cycles, abrasion of the material, and material pressure. The sleeves can last up to 500,000 – 750,000 cycles.

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Basecamp Process Components (BPC), LLC (formerly Alb Klein Ohio) has been distributing CMO Valves and other process components since 2003. With several engineers on staff, BPC quickly configure valves and surrounding components for unique applications....

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