New D4 Series Mix Proof Valves Come in Downward-Opening Design

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D4 Series Mix Proof Valves consist of D4 and DA4 ultra-hygienic models and are designed for separation of dissimilar products. Units come with integrated seat lift detection and a control unit. D4 model offers reliable product separation with seat lift (SL) or non-seat lift (NSL) cleanability. The valves are fully balanced for dependable operation during spikes and flow in any direction and are suitable for food and beverage, dairy, personal care and brewing process industries.

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SPX FLOW Launches Next Generation Mix Proof Valve Series

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SPX FLOW, INC (NYSE: FLOW) announced the launch of an exciting new range of mix proof hygienic valves. Backed by over 50 years of experience in valve design and production, the next generation D4 Series mix proof valves continue the tradition of process excellence for which APV® and Waukesha Cherry-Burrell® brand names are recognized. Used for the reliable separation of dissimilar products, the D4 Series meets customers' demands for production flexibility, maximized productivity, and reduced product and personnel risk across the food and beverage, dairy, personal care, and brewing process industries.

According to Chris Sinutko, Global Product Manager - Hygienic Valves, Food & Beverage, "The D4 Series provides exceptional performance and a wide range of models and standard features to meet our customer's processing needs. The next generation D4 Series allows extensive cleaning of product contact surfaces and helps to reduce operational cost by minimizing clean-in-place (CIP) losses."

All D4 Series valves are fully balanced for dependable operation during pressure spikes and flow in any direction. It also includes a state-of-the-art control unit with integrated seat lift detection and no external sensors. In addition, the valves do not require compressed air or lifting tools for removal and maintenance. The downward-opening design facilitates easy handling and reduces excess weight, resulting in valves that weigh approximately 40 percent less than similar valves. The D4 Series further optimizes inventory investment because the same seal kit can be used across multiple valve sizes.

The D4 Series includes the price-competitive D4 model, which provides reliable product separation and either seat lift (SL) or non-seat lift (NSL) cleanability. For critical applications, the DA4 ultra-hygienic model enables enhanced cleanability of all product contact surfaces. The DA4 is a great replacement for those applications that employ the current generation DA3+ housing, future-proofing your existing installations with minimal disruption and risk.

The D4 Series is a truly international valve, with models being produced in the United States and Europe. Each manufacturing site is equipped with advanced machinery and highly skilled operational teams. Global manufacturing capability makes the D4 series valve a high quality solution with market-leading delivery times.

The D4 Series is supported by a comprehensive range of aftermarket services, a global team of highly-skilled field engineers and distribution centers stocked with the necessary inventory of commonly used parts. The company's sophisticated support network enables most commonly used spare parts to be delivered in as little as 24 hours.

The new D4 Series of mix proof valves offers customers exceptional performance, assured reliable processing, excellent cleanability, and minimized CIP fluid losses at a highly competitive price. By using the process knowledge and experience of previous valve ranges, the D4 offers an exciting combination of proven technology and innovative features, supported by a global network of parts inventory and engineering services.

About SPX FLOW, Inc.: 
Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SPX FLOW, Inc. (NYSE: FLOW) innovates with customers to help feed and enhance the world by designing, delivering and servicing high value solutions at the heart of growing and sustaining our diverse communities. The company's product offering is concentrated in rotating, actuating and hydraulic technologies, as well as automated process systems, into food and beverage, industrial and power and energy markets. SPX FLOW has approximately $2 billion in annual revenues with operations in more than 30 countries and sales in more than 150 countries. To learn more about SPX FLOW, please visit

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