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AKO offers the most diverse range of Pinch Valves for Food, Chemical, Mineral, Abrasive and Pharmaceutical applications.

AKO air operated Pinch Valves or Hose Valves are the ideal solution to shut-off and convey powders, pellets and suspensions. For any pinch valve application, whether it be on-off dispensing, tanker filling, controlling the flow of product with a proportional regulated valve, a mixing process, bagging machines, vacuum lines or spraying, AKO pinch valves are proven to be the succeeding product in many industries.

Line Pinch Valves for pneumatic conveying of bulk materials such as cement, sand and gravel are commonly supplied into the building and construction industry.

Some proven pinch valve applications are listed below:

Food Valve Applications

  • Acids
  • Animal Feed
  • Animal Remains
  • Beer
  • Cake Mix
  • Cereal
  • Compressed Air
  • Dry Powders
  • Effluent Water
  • Extruded Pellets
  • Flour
  • Food Waste Recycling
  • Gelatin
  • Grains
  • Hot Air
  • Malt Grains
  • Meat Paste – Ground Meat
  • Milk
  • Medical Tablets
  • Nuts
  • Oil – Cooking Oil
  • Oil Based Salmon
  • Peanuts
  • Pet Food
  • Rapeseed
  • Salt
  • Salt Water
  • Sauces
  • Sea Salt
  • Seasoning Powders and Liquids
  • Seeds
  • Spices
  • Starch
  • Sugar
  • Vegetables
  • Wine

Chemical Pinch Valve Applications

  • Abrasive Slurry and Viscous Slurry
  • Acids
  • Alloy Wheel Refurb – Welding Flux
  • Aluminium chips, powder, sulphate
  • Barium
  • Bentonite
  • Biogas
  • Caplets
  • Carbon ash/Carbon black
  • Cement (+dust & powder) & Concrete
  • Chemicals
  • Creams & Lotions
  • Detergent
  • Diesel Fuel
  • Dry Mortar Batching
  • Dust
  • Epoxy Resin
  • Farming Slurry – Manure
  • Fertilizer
  • Fiberglass
  • Glass
  • Hydrated Lime
  • Hydraulic Oil
  • Iron Phosphate
  • Latex
  • Medical Tablets
  • Methylene Chloride
  • Nickel Pellets
  • Nylon Beads
  • Paint & Pigments
  • Paper Pulp
  • Petroleum based liquids and fuels
  • Pharmaceutical Powder
  • Plastic Compound
  • Powder Coating
  • Powders – Chemicals
  • Recycled Water Systems
  • Sewage and waste water slurries
  • Sludge
  • Soda Ash
  • Sodium Hydroxide
  • Talc
  • Waste Material

Mineral Pinch Valve Applications

  • Abrasive Powders
  • Abrasive Dust
  • Abrasive & Viscous Slurry
  • Aggregates
  • Aluminium chips
  • Alumina – Beads and Powder
  • Ceramic Beads
  • Bentonite
  • Carbon ash/Carbon black
  • Clay
  • Foundry Sand
  • Glass
  • Gravel
  • Grit
  • Iron Phosphate
  • Iron Oxide
  • Lead
  • Limestone
  • Nickel Pellets
  • Salt Water
  • Sand Blasting
  • Silica
  • Silica Sand
  • Steel Shot Blasting

Ceramic Material Pinch Valve Applications
Different abrasive powders for the ceramics industry are being produced more often. These ceramic powders and glaze materials (listed below) travel around pipelines in bulk conveying systems in many pinch valve and aerator pad applications:

  • Aluminium Oxide
  • Barium
  • Bentonite
  • Calamite
  • Calcined Kaolin Clay
  • Calcium Carbide
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • China Clay
  • Cobalt
  • Dolomite
  • Flint
  • Soda Ash
  • Iron Oxide
  • Kiln Dust
  • Lead Oxide
  • Lithium Carbonate
  • Manganese Dioxide
  • Magnesium Oxide
  • Nickel Oxide
  • Potash
  • Feldspar
  • Potassium
  • Sodium Carbonate
  • Zinc Oxide