If your business has valve applications, you can choose from a number of valve types like ball, gate, and check valves. You may also use pneumatic pinch valve applications. Here is more info on pinch valves to give you a better understanding of the subject.
The pneumatic pinch valve gets its name from the pinching action it performs. For instance, when you turn the valve stem, it pushes both sides of an elastic tube which pinches off the flow of air. This is different from a ball valve which rotates a ball with a hole in it. Because pneumatic valves are operated by compressed air, they can work automatically or manually.
Simple operation makes a pneumatic pinch valve cost-effective for maintenance. They are very reliable, so you should not have a lot of downtimes to deal with. Pinch valves use less air than many other pneumatic valves, so they are very efficient.
Some valves may need occasional cleaning but not pinch valves. They are self-cleaning, and this is an important consideration if your system uses viscous fluids. The action of the valve does not create any dead space. If you run thick or chunky fluids, you do not have to worry about clogging.
Pinch valves have rapid closing and opening times, so you can use them in fast moving applications. Because they are not complex, they use few moving parts. This gives you a lightweight valve which is easy to install or uninstall.
Even the best valve designs have downsides. Although light in weight, they require considerable length and this can make them difficult to install in some applications. You are limited on temperature range and pressure too. For best results, talk to your specialty valve manufacturer. They offer custom parts and can help you choose the best valves for all your needs.