New solutions for the process industry

15 April 2019

Coperion and Coperion K-Tron’s newly redesigned stainless steel WYK diverter valve for CIP cleaning and the ZV rotary valve, now also available in larger sizes.

For parts used in manufacturing processes in many sectors of the food, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries, the highest requirements in hygiene and purity apply. Moreover, frequent product changes and difficult product characteristics require regular wet cleaning. If cleaning expenditures can be minimized, companies can save significantly on time and costs.

Coperion addressed these issues more than ten years ago, developing the WYK for powder and pellets, which was awarded the Innovations Award by the Powtech exhibition in 2006. The diverter valve enables CIP applications to fulfill required criteria especially in the food sector that comes down to one thing: The diverter valve must be absolutely clean and free of contamination after wet cleaning with no additional disassembly or manual cleaning.

The diverter valve is available in sizes DN 65, 80, 100 and 125. It is also available as a standard stainless steel diverter valve without the CIP cleaning function for non-wet cleaning applications. The diverter valve will be offered in Europe and Asia beginning of September 2019 and is expected to be offered in the USA by year end.

Coperion’s redesigned and optimized ZV rotary valve is now also available in sizes from 400 to 630. In comparison to its predecessor models, it excels above all with lower granulate destruction during operation.