The SoliValve® is an automatic and dust-tight Cone Valve system allowing gravity filling, discharging and dosing of powders directly from/to any type of Big-Bag, container, drum or pouch.
The Cone Valve principle consists in a combination of an active unit that will feed a process and a passive unit that is fitted onto a recipient to discharge into the process. You can check the principle of operation with an animation here.
Based on the well known Cone Valve principle, the SoliValve® system goes several steps further.
The SoliValve® technology allows to fill, dose or discharge powders dust-free from FIBCs, Rigid IBCs, drums and bags via the same docking unit, thanks to the universal Passive-SoliValve® design and execution.
It is the only technology on the market allowing this.
Swiss Made, the SoliValve® system has been developed by a team working in the bulk powder industry for decades.
It was designed and implemented based on their extensive knowledge of all the requirements in these industries and the difficulties related to the traditional powder handling systems available on the market.
Their extensive knowledge of the flaws of traditional discharge and dosing systems were a key points during the development of the SoliValve® in order to offer new solutions.
The SoliValve® system is fully automated. No manual operations are needed anymore to connect/disconnect the recipient. Partial discharging of IBCs and FIBCs is possible at any time and is dust-tight.
One of the biggest advantage of this system is its containment. The SoliValve® ensure dust tight powder transfer. A SMEPAC test with Lactose was conducted by an independent labor on the SoliValve®100 and gave an OEB 5 value (<1 ug/m3).
Thanks to a state of the art dosing algorithm, a millimetre accurate positioning of the opening and an internal high frequency vibrator, the SoliValve® allows very precise and repeatable dosing. A dosing precision of 1% (even 0.5% with SoliValve®100) can be achieved depending on the scale resolution.
Thanks to the smart Passive-SoliValve® design available in many executions, the SoliValve® system is compatible with the majority of recipients from Rigid IBC, FIBC to drums.
If you are challenged by one of the following questions, SoliValve® might be the solution for you:
Our products are available worldwide and for all type of industries. Don't hesitate to contact us to discuss your application.
The SoliValve® is the only Cone Valve system equipped with the patented Fluidisation feature that allows to blow air or nitrogen inside the recipient to help discharge difficult flowing powder, break bridges and avoid segregation.
The Passive-SoliValve® being made of injected polymer, it is very cost efficient, and allows single usage of FIBC instead of expensive RIBC.