Acro Associates launches new line of pinch valves

Acro Associates, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bimba Manufacturing, has announced a line of next generation solenoid (electric) pinch valves designed to provide greater flexibility for an array of fluidic control system applications.

Versagrip Solenoid Pinch Valves join the Acro family of pinch valves, which include pneumatic pinch valves and Intelivalve. Because pinch valves use tubing, they can have a longer life than conventional valves and, because they don't stick or leak, pinch valves require less maintenance and yield significantly reduced down time.

The line allows engineers to select tubing with an average durometer rating of up to 60 Shore A, and media pressure of up to 15 psi or 1 bar. In addition, flexible tubing models are available to support an array of disposable bag materials and sizes.

'The Versagrip product line demonstrates Acro's ability to continually leverage our experience to address the needs of the medical, bioprocessing, food & beverage and other industries. Novel in their design, these valves have been fashioned to meet the most current safety and regulatory certifications. Combined with our comprehensive Pneumatics and Intelivalve products, the Versagrip line now gives Acro a more complete and diverse market offering,' says Winston Wong, director of sales and marketing for Acro.

The Versagrip line consists of three core models, each offered in four different configurations: single tube N/O (normally open) or N/C (normally closed), dual tube toggling N/O-N/C, or in a headless cassette format for disposable bags. An optional optical sensor is available for each of the models.

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