New quality in our flanged ball valve portfolio. With the new 169 series, we are improving our range of ball valves with mounting options and replacing its predecessor 168 with a significantly optimized model. The 169 features greatly improved torques for automation and allows direct mounting of numerous other modifications. Unfortunately, the 169 will no longer be offered for the DN250 and DN300 nominal sizes. The greatest advantages are achieved thanks to “TA-Luft” acceptance and an almost unbelievable price improvement. It is hard to believe your eyes, but the AKP169 as well as AKE169 offer with automation a price advantage of up to 50 percent compared to its predecessor.