Gericke RotaVal is a successful company based on the skills of its people! We produce high specification rotary valves with clearances of <0.25mm, as the tighter the clearance the less air leakages and the better performance of the valve. Our extractable designs for easy cleaning are the benchmark for any valve in hygienic applications!
Our products are sold globally to most industries and it is our responsibility to be aware of our customers’ industry standards to ensure our products comply. The food industry has exacting hygiene requirements for any equipment used in processing so our valves are tested and comply with EHEDG, for the European market and USDA for the American market.
We have also worked with pharmaceutical companies to develop valves that require cleaning, to be housed in a gloved box for the protection of their staff. In contrast, aggregate industries face excessive wear to their valves which can mean high process costs. Extra hard coatings as well as replaceable parts that protect the main body of the valve can be used.
Intellectual Property (IP) is a necessity in any manufacturing environment if a Company wants to stay ahead of competition. Rota Val is proud of their patents. Development here is taken by the whole team, from market analysis, through design to building and testing prototypes.
Our latest patent covers our Rotalign™ which was developed as a solution to the processing industries’ problem of valve damage when cleaning with the necessary withdrawal of the rotor. Our development programme continues with further product launches planned.