Run-Clean Rotary Valve Design Reduces Material Buildup Left In Valve After OperationThursday, 18 October 2012
CALEDONIA (CA) - ACS Valves. Designed specifically for sanitary applications, such as food processing, pharmaceutical processing, and chemical or plastics applications, the Run-Clean™ Series of rotary airlock valves are designed with multiple features that reduce material buildup inside the valve housing that can occur during operation.
These features include:
- angled surfaces and rounded edges inside the housing to eliminate dead zones and ensure optimal material flow.
- factory-applied internal surface coatings, such as tungsten, to prevent surface wear imperfections where material can buildup
- glandless, sleeve-style shaft seals that prevent contaminant migration into the housing;
- stainless steel housings cast in North America to ensure superior strength in the composition and solidification of the housing’s metallurgy. The stainless steel housings are then CNC-machined to precise tolerances; and, with internal surfaces polished to a No. 4 finish, the ACS Valves design eliminates internal crevices and joints, common with conventional cast housings and bolt-together designs, where contaminants can accumulate.