Overground valve block - a success story
The Research & Development Department at TechnoAlpin has been in existence since the company was first set up and now has 14 people. Every year over one million euro is invested in the development of new products. This has spawned a whole host of innovations but the overground valve block is worthy of particular attention. It has been in use for three years now. The overground valve block was launched in 2008 as an alternative to the underground valve block which had been used until then. It has since been installed in all the different designs of lances - those with central compressed air supply and those with autonomous compressor, automatic and manual versions alike. It can be used with any length of lance tube and lance head. The overground valve block has been exceedingly well received on the market. To date some 2,350 units have been installed in systems all over the world. Their success is hardly surprising - seeing as they offer a whole host of advantages over other valve blocks.