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SPX Flow mix proof hygienic valves
Date Published：7/16/2018 11:07:42 AM
SPX FLOW launched the D4 Series range of mix proof hygienic valves, a result of continued development from both APV® and Waukesha Cherry-Burrell® process technologies. The valves separate dissimilar products and meet customer demands across the food and beverage, dairy, personal care and brewing process industries.
According to Chris Sinutko, Global Product Manager- Hygienic Valves, Food & Beverage, SPX FLOW: “The D4 Series offers exceptional performance value and encompasses a wide range of models and “all inclusive” standard features to meet our customer’s different processing needs for cleanability, efficiency, and reliability. Based on over 60 years of experience in valve design and manufacturing, the next generation D4 Series allows extensive cleaning of product contact surfaces and helps to reduce operational cost overheads by minimizing CIP losses.”
All D4 valves are fully balanced for dependable operation against pressure spikes and flow in any direction. The assurance of genuine automated processing is enhanced with the option of a unique, state-of-the-art control unit with integrated seat lift detection and no external sensors. Maintenance is optimised as no compressed air or lifting tools are required for removal and service. These downward-opening valves, for example, facilitate easy handling, and based on our testing of similar valves on the market, weigh on average 40% less. Use of the D4 Series further optimises inventory investment as the same seal kit is used across multiple valve sizes.
The complete D4 range includes the primary, price-competitive D4 model, which meets the basic needs for reliable product separation and seat lift (SL) or non-seat lift (NSL) cleanability, and the DA4 ultra-hygienic model for critical applications requiring enhanced cleanability of all product contact surfaces. For those applications where the current generation DA3+ housing is reliably in place, the DA4 can easily be inserted and provide a very efficient and cost-effective upgrade, future-proofing existing installations with minimal disruption and risk.
Models in the D4 Series are produced by SPX FLOW in the United States and Europe. By manufacturing in multiple locations equipped with advanced machinery and highly skilled operational teams, the D4 series is positioned to provide a high-quality solution with exceptional, market-leading delivery times.
SPX FLOW’s newest manufacturing campus located in Bydgoszcz, Poland has proven its capability to consistently meet or exceed customer expectations. The advanced engineering proficiency at the plant further means SPX FLOW can provide the design and manufacture of complete valve manifolds to the meet specific customer needs.
As with all SPX FLOW solutions, the D4 Series is supported by a comprehensive range of aftermarket services and the most commonly used components can be delivered within 24 hours to European locations.