Mucon Diaphragm Iris Valve Hygiene Applications Pneumatic or Electric Actuator | Series K2P

Perfect for hygienic applications where a powered operation is required

Overview
In its second generation, the series K2P Powered Iris Valves have been specifically designed for automatic and remote applications, which compliment the popular manual versions.
The K2P has been developed for applications where a high level of hygiene and superb material flow control is required. This new Mucon Series K product range utilises patented design features and moulded diaphragm technology already employed throughout the K-Valve range.
Mucon design engineers have balanced the need for quick disconnect, quick cleaning and hygienic design with the need for reliability and control system integration. This unique combination has resulted in a quantum leap in Iris valve technology.

Construction
All body parts are made from 316 stainless steel as standard. Aluminium internal Control Ring with stainless steel bearing and clamp rings
White ABS Sensor Cover
White moulded diaphragms of Natural Rubber, EPDM and Silicone are all made from FDA approved materials.
Body seal in FDA approved silicone rubber
All fixings and fastenings are also produced from 316L stainless steel

Application
Ideal for use in any application where a high degree of cleanliness is required and where a regular strip down for cleaning is required. E.g. Food & Pharmaceutical Industries
Used for controlling the flow of Pharmaceutical tablets and capsules. The soft diaphragm and gentle action of the valve prevents damage to the product therefore significantly reducing waste product
Power Operated Valves for Automated systems where controlled discharge of product into a process is necessary The Power Operated Valve with pulse generation assembly is perfectly suited for applications where product weighing or batching is necessary
The Power Operated K Valve is certified for ATEX 1D/2D Categories

Options
Bolt mounting and Quick Release and Bolt mounting versions
Weld able mounting flanges with quick release clamps
Geared electric motor or geared air motor operation Electro-polished Vee clamps allow the K2P valve to be held to the mating flanges
Blanking plate is available so that the valve can be fitted to the outlet of double cone blenders or similar
Open and Closed switches with ‘Pulse’ generation assembly for multi-position control (Clients must have a suitable PLC in their control panel to count pulses)

Benefits
Easy to clean and maintain Only the FDA approved diaphragm makes contact with the product
Iris valves cannot /will not jam – unlike other types of valve Makes control of the flow of material easy Strong and yet gentle enough so as not to damage capsules and tablets

Features
Moulded diaphragm extends fully from inlet to outlet, doubling as the valve’s gasket
Quick release or bolt mounting options to suit requirements
Ability to handle material densities up to 1600 Kg / m³
The use of plastic moving parts ensures ease of operation and reduced maintenance
Bore sizes – 150mm and 200mm
Open, Closed and an Adjustable intermediate position switch is fitted as standard
Certified for ATEX 1D/2D categories

Open, Closed and Trickle-feed switches Pneumatic or electric actuation