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Reed Valves for fully hermetic

refrigeration and air-conditioning compressors

  • Leak-tight and efficient
  • Low noise
  • Leading in the compliance of environmental standards

HOERBIGER is a world market leader for reed valves and reed valve systems. Leading manufacturers of refrigeration and air-conditioning compressors have benefited for many years from our distinct research & development and manufacturing knowledge.

We develop tailor-made solutions for our customers, allowing them to always be a step ahead of the competition. We set standards in areas that matter the most to our customers such as; leakage, efficiency, noise reduction, and compliance with environmental standards.

In addition to components such as reed valves and valve plates, HOERBIGER also offers complete solutions featuring leak-tested assemblies, including cylinder heads.

HOERBIGER supports the development process of its customers at a very early stage. In order to test function and performance capability, we have developed a test program specific to reed valves, which precisely simulates the physical processes in refrigeration and air-conditioning compressors. We employ the latest technologies in prototyping. Based on this expertise, we can produce samples under pre-series conditions for test runs at the customer.

Technical data

Surface finish 0.1 Ra
Flatness up to 0.15 mm
Edge radius up to 25 percent of material thickness
Residual stress up to 550 MPA
Minimum reed clearance 0.3 mm