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Tool-less, Clean-In-Place (CIP) Rotary Airlock Valve for Sanitary Applications

Monday, 23 January 2012

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CALEDONIA (CA) - Designed specifically for sanitary applications, such as food processing, pharmaceutical processing, or medical device manufacturing, the Quick-Clean Series of rotary airlock valves from ACS Valves aids in regulatory standards and practices compliance, reduces cleaning and sanitizing time, and simplifies inspection.

This line of ACS cast stainless steel rotary airlock valves features the ACS RotorRail- design that enables full validation access to the rotor and all internal surfaces of the housing without time-consuming disassembly of the endplate, or the concern for accurate rotor re-alignment during re-assembly. The stainless steel housings of these ACS valves are 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 CIP-ready design eliminates internal crevices and joints, common with bolt-together designs, where contaminants can accumulate.

The optimal inlet/outlet seal produced by the ACS Quick-Clean Series rotary airlock valve is achieved using the standard, ACS Valves, 8-vane rotor design. The ACS Valves 8-vane rotor design eliminates excess pressure loss through the system, ensures cost-efficient upstream and downstream material management, and reduces process energy consumption. ACS Quick-Clean Series rotary airlock valves are available in 304 or 316 stainless steel, in sizes from 6 inches to 16 inches, with pressure differentials up to 15 PSIG, and temperature tolerance up to 500Ü’ºF. Rotor configurations include: closed-end, metering, shallow-pocket, Teflon®-coated, and adjustable-tip. Adjustable rotor tips are available in stainless steel, hardened steel, or bronze. Interior surface coating options include: hard chrome and Teflon®.

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