In the production of foods and beverages, and also of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, the requirements for hygiene and process reliability are especially stringent. The fittings used here have to be able to be cleaned quickly, easily and, above all, thoroughly. The valves, controllers and sensors of the Element series from Bürkert are manufactured entirely of stainless steel for use in hygienic processe.

Bürkert is now expanding the line of valves in the Element design and is increasing the maximum available drive size of the seat valve type 2100 (angle seat on/off), 2101 (globe valve on/off), diaphragm valve family 2103 (two-way on/off and control valve) and the control seat valve type 2300 (angle seat) and 2301 (globe) from 90 to 130 mm. This significantly expands the area of application for these valve types, enabling their use at higher medium pressures on pipelines with an orifice opening up to DN 50.

The modular Element concept from Bürkert combines controllers, valves and sensors in a stainless steel housing with intelligent and flexible system architecture. By expanding the valve line to include drive sizes up to 130 mm, globe valves, angle seat and diaphragm valves of the Element series can now be used to achieve fittings up to orifice diameter DN 50.