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AKO UK is a British company with an excellent reputation with over 20 years of selling the Pinch Valve.

We stock and sell:

  • Pinch Valves
  • Flanged Pinch Valves
  • Socket Pinch Valves
  • Pressure Relief Pinch Valves
  • Aeration products

AKO also distribute various other valves of which information is provided on our website. Manufacturing sister companies based in Germany and France enables AKO UK to keep high stock levels of all Pinch Valve products. 

The Pinch Valve and full range of products allow AKO UK the opportunity to offer our customers the complete solution for the controlled movement of bulk materials and liquids. Our promise to customers is to offer reliable products, to be competitive on price with the best possible service and after sales backup.

AKO Hygienic & Compact VMC Pinch Valves

The VMC Pinch Valve is the ideal solution for isolation and regulation of solids of all kinds, suspensions, pastes, gaseous, fibrous and viscous media.

Pinch Valve Sizes and Materials

10 – 100mm with bodies available in stainless steel 1.4408,  aluminium AISi10Mg (DN20-100), or plastic POM (DN10-15).
End covers available in stainless steel 1.4404, POM (DN20-100) and aluminium (DN40-100).

Pinch valve Sleeves

Natural Rubber antiabrasive, EPDM, Nitrile, Hypalon, Neoprene, Silicon, Viton

FDA Approved Sleeves:
Natural Rubber food quality, EPDM food quality, Nitrile food quality

VMC Pinch Valve Optional Connections

Flange connections PN10/16, BS4504 & ANSI 150, internal thread connection G / NPT, tri-clamp according to DIN 32676 row A and C, DIN 11853-3  / 11864-3 on request, weld-on-ends according to DIN 11850 row and/or ASTM A554, RJT according to DIN 11851 connections available.

Special conductive models with a separate earthing system which are suitable for use in areas at risk of explosions (EX) in zones 1, 2, 21 and 22 are also available.

The air operated Pinch Valves of the VMC series fullfil all requirements of the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC.

Threaded Hose Nozzles Type SAS for Pinch Valves

Threaded Hose Nozzles, DN10-80

Type SAS – available as a single component or screwed into the valve. By default the threaded hose nozzles are manufactured and offered in stainless steel AISI 316L (1.4404), in sizes DN10-80. They can interconnect with any air operated pinch valve series of VMC, VMP and VF with internal threaded ends.

Threaded Hose Nozzles are mounted on a flexible tube that is placed over the hose spigot from the outside with a hose clamp.

Connections
External thread: DIN EN ISO 228 “G”

Threaded Hose Nozzle connection
Buttress thread, to ensure a better grip of the tube.

Flanged Pinch Valves Type V/VF

Pinch Valves are the ideal solution for isolating and regulating abrasive, corrosive and fibrous products. The Pinch Valve is being used more and more as an isolating valve or regulating valve for emulsions, sludges, dusts, gaseous materials, compressed air, powder, granulates, pellets etc.
The Flanged VF Type Pinch Valve comes in sizes 40mm - 250mm. Body materials are available in aluminium or stainless steel. The aluminium Flanged Pinch Valve is available with mild steel or stainless steel contact parts. The Flanged Pinch Valve is also available as a food quality version which is FDA approved. EX conformity available. 

Screwed Socket Pinch Valves Type VMP

Pinch Valves are the ideal solution for isolating and regulating abrasive, corrosive and fibrous products. The Pinch Valve is being used more and more as an isolating valve or regulating valve for emulsions, sludges, dusts, gaseous materials, compressed air, powder, granulates, pellets etc.
The VMP Type Socket Pinch Valve comes in sizes 10mm - 50mm. Body material is POM (polyoxymethalene), complete with POM sockets. The VMP compact Screwed Socket Pinch Valve is the newer version of our VM Type, being much more compact, lighter and easier to install. The VMP Pinch Valve is also available as a white food quality version which is FDA approved. ATEX conformity available. 

High Performance Pinch Valves

AKO UK can offer a High Performance Valve to suit your needs, such as higher line pressures, temperatures, and larger bore sizes. The HPV's have advantages such as no plugging, both sides leak tight, integrated flange sealing. Beginning incrustations are released by opening and closing from the wall of the sleeve and removed by the following medium. Various installation lengths acc. DIN, ISO, ASME. Sizes range from 25mm - 1200mm.

Hand Operated Pinch Valves

Our manually operated Pinch Valves are controlled with a hand wheel. Hand operated Pinch Valves are the complete valve solution for isolating and regulating abrasive, corrosive and fibrous products such as granulates, powder, pellets, dust, slurries and suspensions. Hand operated Pinch Valves are available in sizes 15 - 250mm nominal bore. Flanged, with body material available in aluminium only.
 

Normally Closed Pinch Valves

Our normally closed Pinch Valves are pneumatically actuated with either a single or double spring return actuator. Normally closed Pinch Valves are the complete valve solution for isolating and regulating abrasive, corrosive and fibrous products such as granulates, powder, pellets, dust, slurries and suspensions. Normally closed Pinch Valves are available in sizes 15 - 200mm nominal bore. Flanged, with body material available in aluminium only.

Pressure Relief Valve

The AKO Pressure Relief Valve is fitted onto a bypass line of a pump. The Pressure Relief Valve is then charged with air and set closed at the pressure it is required to relieve at. If the associated pump becomes clogged or blocked, causing the line pressure to exceed the pressure at which the valve is set closed at, it will open allowing the product to bypass the pump and equalise the pressure until the blockage is cleared. The Pressure Relief Valve will then reset itself in its 'closed' position to the original set pressure. Flanged versions are available at 40mm - 200mm, and internally screwed socket versions are available at 10mm - 50mm, with or without a pressure switch.

Spare Sleeves for Pinch Valves

Depending on your application we can advise you on the best suited sleeve to ensure your application works to its full potential. Because of the clear and true bore of the Pinch Valve, Re-sleeving can be done in a few simple steps. We can supply fitting instructions to help with this simple process. Sleeve materials include natural rubber, food quality natural rubber, silicon, nitrile, EPDM, neoprene, viton, butyle and hypalon.

Aeration Pads

Aerator pads, also known as vibrator cones, flow pads, and aerators, are used to help the flow of discharging bulk products from silos, hoppers, chutes, bins and road tankers. The cone shaped rubber aerator pads are screwed into the bottom of a discharge vessel, and when air is applied, the aerators vibrate to assist the flow of any trapped product. Food Quality Aeration Pads are also available. The aim for aerator pads is to generate free flowing hoppers and silos, and to prevent any blockages or obstructions. A small part makes a large difference!

Butterfly Valve

Fitted with an Elomatic ES40 Pneumatic, Rack and Pinion design, Spring Return Actuator, sized based upon
an air supply of 5.5 Barg. Constructed with a Polyurethane coated Aluminium Body, Aluminium Pistons,
Nitrile O-Ring Seals and Acetal Bearings and Guides. Actuator to Spring Close in the event of mains air Failure. Assembled & Tested. Other Butterfly Valves available on request.

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