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Acro Pinch Valves Product Overview Compact & lightweight Long performance and reliability

Reduced costs

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Contents 02 Introduction 03 What Is A Pinch Valve? 04 900-Series Pneumatic Pinch Valves

06 VERSAGRIP® Solenoid Pinch Valves 07 Custom Pinch Valves

05 600-Series Pneumatic Pinch Valves

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What Is A Pinch Valve? A pinch valve is a type of control valve, which uses a pinching effect on a flexible tube to control fluid flow. The pinching (compression) can be accomplished using mechanical clamping mechanisms and can be pneumatically or electrically actuated.

Why Use Pinch Valves?

Advantages of Pinch Valves

Industry leaders looking for a low-maintenance and more cost-effective solutions for controlling liquids, gases, slurries and powders (incl. corrosive media) in a pipeline are turning to pinch valves over traditional valves (diaphragm valves, ball valves, butterfly valves, needle valves, etc.)

> Compact, lightweight design

Unlike traditional valves, pinch valves feature a straight-through flow, very little pressure drop over the valve, and full shut-off of media in the tube, making it the most practical and efficient solution for various ON/OFF flow control applications.

> Linear flow

> Easy cleaning (just throw away the tubing) > Simple operation > Eliminates media contamination > Fast and simple tube replacement > Long performance and reliability > Easy valve exchange > Maximize productivity > Reduced valve costs > Valve body not affected by corrosive fluids > Requires very low maintenance > Quick response


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900-Series Pneumatic Pinch Valves Features & Benefits > Support tubing durometer up to 85 Shore A and 75 PSI/5.2 bar media pressure > Offer reliability and performance when working with larger diameter or hard tubing that requires stronger pinch forces > Flexible tubing sizes from 0.094” to 1.625” O.D. > Pinched head designed for washdown and clean rooms > Offered in Black Anodized Aluminum or 316L Stainless Steel

932 Aluminum Aluminum actuator and pinch head 936 Hybrid Aluminum actuator and stainless steel pinch head

934 Stainless Stainless steel actuator and pinch head


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600-Series Pneumatic Pinch Valves Features & Benefits > Compact, lightweight design > Easy cleaning > Eliminates media contamination > Adjustable pinch gap that supports multiple tube sizes > Fast and simple tube replacement > Long performance and reliability > Easy valve exchange > Reduced valve costs > All valve models are RoHS2 compliant

604 Series Single slot actuator with 1/4” O.D. tube

603 Series Single slot air actuator with 3/16” O.D. tube

606 SEries Single slot air actuator with 3/8” O.D. tube


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VERSAGRIP® Solenoid Pinch Valves Features & Benefits > Supports average tubing durometer up to 60 Shore A and 15 psi/1 bar media pressure > Compact design with low operational noise > Average actuation speeds of 80 milliseconds or less without tube loaded > Seals prevent liquid penetration supporting easy cleaning or sterilization procedures > 3 million MTBF* or 18 month warranty > Optimized performance when used with solenoid controller, utilizing Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) for power and heat management

Model 1100 Supports tubing 0.063-0.157” O.D.

Model 1300 Supports tubing 0.125-0.250” O.D. Model 1400 Supports tubing 0.187-0.375” O.D.

*  MTBF based on 50% duty cycle testing carried out at 20 degrees ambient C using 60 Shore A tubing. Duty cycle is defined as On Time/(On Time + Off Time).


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Custom Pinch Valves Need a custom designed pinch valve or fluidic assembly? Let IMI’s team of experienced engineers work closely with you to produce a solution that fits your exact specifications and needs. We use current engineering software and have successfully designed hundreds of custom solutions for customers for over 30 years.

Complementary products: > Accessories > Manifolds > Fittings


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