Thursday, June 28, 2012

Diaphragm valves help prevent ink contamination on cartridge filling machine

Self-draining aseptic valves with ATEX approval and special flanges are delivered in just six weeks - helping to meet challenging delivery schedule for ink cartridge filling machine

ASCO Numatics has supplied custom engineered aseptic diaphragm valves to filling machinery manufacturer Sneyders Machineconstructie in Belgium. The special valves will be used in the filling module of a machine being designed and engineered to fill ink cartridges for a major manufacturer of industrial printing solutions. The ATEX-certified valves, which were custom engineered with special clamp connections, were delivered in just six weeks – helping to meet a challenging delivery schedule.

Within two days of the initial discussion, they provided a Solidworx 3d drawing for the custom engineered aseptic valve. This made it easy for the Sneyders design team to check that the valves would fit within their compact design. The early availability of this drawing was a big benefit, reducing the overall engineering time for the project.

“ASCO Numatics were able to translate our special requirements for valves into delivered products in just six weeks,” said Jef Broeckx, Sneyders. “This contributed to our success in meeting the challenging delivery schedule for this machine.”

The special clamp connections were required to match other connectors used on the machine. Standardising on connections enabled Sneyders to minimise the spares requirements for their customer, as only one type of clamp and sealing gasket were required.

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