Home » Floy check valve and Linia 2.0 filter: a new generation of products
Studying shapes for innovation: this is the main inspiration behind the new Floy check valves and the new Linia filters. We added 2.0 to their names because they represent the second generation of products that now have something extra even though already very high performing in terms of hydraulic efficiency.
So, what additional advantage do these 2.0 valves and filters have?
These second generation swing check valves and hydraulic filters are characterised by a completely new design. Our research and development team wanted to create something that was not only very different from the other Mondeo articles but also unique, distinct from all the other products of the same type on the market.
In addition, the team wanted to ensure that both the check valve and the filter had the same new shape: two products that looked identical but each with their own specific function. Check valves, also called non-return valves, make fluid flow in one direction only, while filters eliminate the impurities that circulate in a system. It was therefore a question of integrating what they did (different because one is a valve and the other is a filter) with their appearance (practically the same).
Steel pipe deformation technology (extrusion), already developed for our hydraulic manifolds, was used for the product body to guarantee maximum hydraulic efficiency. We therefore started from already-consolidated technology to design a new series of filters and valves with the same body, and so able to share the same components as much as possible. Both products have the same threads, bodies and gaskets, a clear advantage as far as production and spare parts are concerned.
Another advantage is their small size, thanks to the shorter distance between the ends.
The aim of the new design was to make product cleaning and maintenance easier, guaranteeing perfect inspectability. This is a very important characteristic in particular for check valves, and is required by law for some applications, for example firefighting.
While still on maintenance, with the Linia 2.0 series we managed to increase the filtering surface, which means you can wait longer before having to clean the product.
When redesigning the valve and filter body, we reached the goal we had set of keeping their hydraulic efficiency unchanged. Hydraulic efficiency is one of the strong points of our products, thanks to the design capacity and various processing phases of stainless steel. Thin, pressed material, TIG welding, mechanical finishing, and large flow surfaces all translate into flow optimisation and the containment of load loss. Our calculations indicate that when installed together in the same system, our valves and filters help save energy by up to 20%. Stainless steel has some important ecological advantages: in addition to being long-lasting, hygienic, and 100% recyclable, it also resists corrosion, making it perfect for use in aggressive environments.
These new products, soon in catalog, are already available.