VAT has launched a new transfer valve, FlapVAT, which is designed for vacuum production tools with slit heights smaller than 80 mm.
The valve technology is based on the common flapper valve that enables a swift exchange of the gate O-ring, and the integrated actuator allows for differential pressure opening wherever this action is required, the company says. Depending on temperatures and outer conditions, the actuator can be placed on top or at the sides of the valve.
The valve is available with either a stainless steel or aluminum body and gate, and in a horizontal or vertical orientation. Slit openings range from 30 mm x 500 mm up to 80 mm x 3,000 mm, with a flange-to-flange dimension of 160mm. FlapVAT can be used in door, valve or insert configurations.