Efficient use of space and energy: Sliding gate valve from Schubert & Salzer

Space and energy usage is becoming increasingly important when planning production plants. Space is a precious commodity and wherever energy can be saved, the opportunity should be taken. One way of doing so is the compact and energy-efficient sliding gate valves from Schubert & Salzer.

Fewer and fewer growth-oriented companies in industrial production have the opportunity to build on greenfield land. In Switzerland, there is hardly any free space available for industrial use. This forces companies to expand production in their existing buildings, to move to older industrial buildings or even to re-purpose office buildings.

Demanding prerequisites for plant planners

Constrictive spatial conditions limit the scope for planning and require space-saving solutions at all levels. Large control and shut-off valves that take up a lot of space represent a particular headache and are also problematic from an energy point of view: Larger valves require larger drives with correspondingly higher energy consumption.

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Conservation of resources

High-performance valve technology specialist and Bachofen technology partner Schubert & Salzer has long recognised the connection between the dimensioning of a slide valve and its energy properties. The compact design of the slide valve significantly reduces energy consumption during component manufacture. Energy in operation is also an important question: The small stroke of the valves allows the use of smaller drives, which require correspondingly less energy. In addition, the control can be set so precisely that only the amount of media effectively required flows through.

Good things come in small packages

The compact design of the sliding gate valves from Schubert & Salzer facilitates installation in confined spaces. The version with intermediate flange, which is also easily accessible, offers a great deal of flexibility. Thanks to their compact, lightweight and low-maintenance design, these valves are perfectly suited for use in hard-to-reach areas of the plant.

At Bachofen, plant builders have the choice:

  • The sliding gate valve type 8021 is controlled by a diaphragm. High and low pressures are controlled pneumatically and with high precision. In combination with positioner type 8049, the valve operates reliably and saves energy.


  • The sliding gate valve type 8038 is electrically operated and, thanks to the precise drive, controls even the smallest differential pressures with the highest accuracy.


Bachofen has been working with the valve specialist Schubert & Salzer for over 50 years. This results in a concentrated wealth of knowledge, which benefits plant builders in the realisation of space-saving and energy-saving solutions.

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Areas of application

  • Chemical industry

  • Energy supply (hot water/cooling water/steam/heating oil)

  • Control applications

  • Sterilisation of water

  • Use in pure and black steam applications

Moving with the times

  • Compact design

  • Rapid response with minimal energy consumption

  • Extremely precise control

  • Lightweight

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