12 Rutherford Way
Drayton Fields Industrial Estate
NN11 8XW

  • Reliable and cost-effective Pinch Valve solutions
  • Manufacturing innovative Pinch Valves for 28 years
  • The best Rubber Sleeve quality on the market
  • Reliable and cost-effective Pinch Valve solutions
  • Manufacturing innovative Pinch Valves for 28 years
  • The best Rubber Sleeve quality on the market
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We specialise in supplying Pinch Valves to a wide range of industries and hold the largest Pinch Valve stock in the UK, enabling us to offer a fast, efficient and reliable service and delivery to customers. AKO is a family run business and has been manufacturing and developing the Pinch Valve for 25 years.

AKO Pinch Valves are the ideal solution for isolating and regulating abrasive, corrosive and fibrous products, such as liquids, aggregates, powders, sewage, chemicals, gases, cement, sand, steel shot, food, and many more. We are proud to say that our leading product, the Pinch Valve, is suitable for use in all industries, including pharmaceutical, water treatment, agricultural, train toilet systems, breweries, building and construction, plus many more.

The AKO Pinch Valve is available air operated, meaning it is supplied directly with compressed air/fluid. Alternatively, Mechanical Pinch Valves are also available which are actuated under force from a mechanism and actuator. We supply Pinch Valves that are normally closed, manually operated with a hand wheel, controlled with a vacuum, and we also offer proportional control systems. AKO Pinch Valves come in diameters DN10 – DN250. If your application includes very high pressures, or your pipe connections are very large, we can offer a High Performance Pinch Valve to suit your needs. Pipe connections For Pinch Valves include flanges, screwed sockets, tri-clamps, and specials on request.

Pinch Valves
Pinch Valves from AKO offer the most effective way for isolating and regulating corrosive, fibrous and abrasive products including emulsions, sludge’s, dusts, gaseous materials, powder, granules, compressed air and more.

Air Operated Pinch Valves
Air Operated Pinch Valves offer a number of advantages including free flow of the product, minimum frictional resistance, 100% leak free operation, no blockages and low net weight making them the perfect solution for regulating and isolating a wide range of abrasive, corrosive and fibrous products.

Manual and Control Pinch Valves
The function of the manual or controlled pinch valve is controlled inside the casing with an actuator of your choice making them the ideal solution for powder, suspensions, corrosive and fibrous products. The actuator causes the pinch bar to pinch the sleeve horizontally to provide an effective seal on the flow of the product.

Sleeves for Pinch Valves
The sleeve is the most important component on all pinch valves so the better the quality the better performance. A good quality sleeve will also provide a long service life with reduced maintenance and breakdown costs. Also the simple changing of the sleeves can carried out by the customer with the help of the supplied detailed fitting instructions.

Knife Gate Valves
PA Knife Gate Valve is a uni-directional wafer valve used for general industrial applications. AKO offers a range of three different types to cover every possible application all of which comply with EN 1092-2 PN10 or alternatively ANSI B16.5.

Pressure Relief Valves
The Pressure Relief Valves from AKO comprise of an overflow unit type LV or type LVN as well as a pneumatic pinch valve from the VF or VMC series. Applications include the bypassing of pumps for conveying waste water, sludge and associated products.

Pipe Manometer
The Pipe Manometer from AKO is available in nominal diameters DN25, DN32 and DN50 and provides excellent performance for applications including powders and liquids, highly abrasive materials including cement, plaster, flour and highly viscous fluids such as paste, muds and syrups.

Aerator Pads
Aerator Pads otherwise known as flow pads, aerators or vibrator cones are now used widely in industry to help the flow of discharging bulk products from hoppers, silos, bins and chutes. They operate by being screwed to the bottom of the discharge vessel and when air is supplied the aerators vibrate and assist the flow of the trapped product.

AKO offers a vast range of Accessories for an equally vast range of applications including, solenoid valves, quick exhaust valves, pressure regulating valves, pressure switches, visual protection indicators, proximity switches, limit switches, positioners and more so please do not hesitate to contact us with your accessory requirements.

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Why use the AKO Pinch Valve?
Our Pinch Valves have a 100% leak tight seal, with a full and true bore ensuring a free flow of product and no damages or blockages. The rubber sleeves of the AKO Pinch Valve close/fold in the same way every time, making it last longer.

With an elliptical shaped body, our Pinch Valves ensure quick closing and they contain no mechanical parts. The standard aluminium body of our Pinch Valve is extremely light, quick and easy to install, and has a low cost maintenance. AKO Pinch Valves can suit many applications due to the various types of sleeve materials we can offer, many sleeves proven to last up to 5 years – Fit and forget!

As well as the Pinch Valve, we also offer Knife Gate Valves, Pressure Relief Valves, Butterfly Valves, Aerator Pads for silo’s, Road Tanker products, and valve accessories.

To learn more about AKO and the different applications our Pinch Valves can be supplied for, or for anything else you would like to discuss, please feel free to give our dedicated sales team a call, send us an e-mail or visit or website. We are always happy to help!

Products and Services

Opening Hours

Monday -   08:30 to 17:00
Tuesday -   08:30 to 17:00
Wednesday -   08:30 to 17:00
Thursday -   08:30 to 17:00
Friday -   08:30 to 16:00
Saturday -   Closed
Sunday -   Closed

Key Personnel

Charlotte Hupfield

Charlotte Hupfield
Sales, Marketing & Accounts

Tel: 01327 312747
charlotteEmail Usako-valves.com

Gavin Thomas

Gavin Thomas
General Manager

Tel: 01327 312747
gavinEmail Usako-valves.com

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