HostMilano 2023 - Highlight by A.u.K. Müller

From 13.10. - 17.10.2023 the HostMilano - the largest Ho.Re.Ca.fair - took place in Milan. As a component manufacturer for the magic in coffee machines and dishwashers, A. u. K. Müller could not be missing and presented novelties from the world of valve technology to the interested trade audience.


[Translate to English:] HostMilano Nachbericht

The essentials in brief:

  • New completely rethought and easy to maintain series of 18.00 espresso valves
  • Gear pumps with adaptive pump head made of high-performance plastic
  • Expansion of the FitSys connector system to include components for flow measurement

New Series 18.00 Espresso Valves Presented at HostMilano

In 2023, the topic of sustainability and maintenance optimization has become a particular focus for manufacturers at HostMilano. This also applies to the completely rethought 18,000 series from A. u. K. Müller. From now on, the latest generation of espresso valves now offers more than just a greater connection variety. The coil and valve body can be separated from each other by means of a bayonet lock and a 45° counterclockwise rotation of the solenoid coil, allowing uncomplicated maintenance and cleaning of the core, spring, seal, and valve body without the need for tools. This not only significantly extends the product life cycle and reduces the CO2 footprint. It also ensures better hygiene within the vending machine.


The new series of 18,000 espresso valves will be available as 2/2-way (NC/NO, as well as media separated) and 3/2-way versions. In addition, the valve will be available for the first time in an angle version. This variant creates more options for installation in vending machines and impresses with a flow rate up to 20% higher.

First Gear Pump with Pump Head Made of High-Performance Polymer

For the first time, A.u.K. Müller presented a gear pump for the vending industry at HostMilano, thus entering the sector of higher pressure ranges up to 6 bar after the great success of the vane pumps. The new concept offers the greatest possible variety and optimized, tool-free maintenance characteristics. "Maintenance-free" actually only means "dispose of after a certain interval“. With a brushless motor, however, usually only the pump head needs to be replaced. So the new concept is easy on the budget and the environment in equal measure. A wide range of motors and pump heads can be selected for different applications. Pressure ranges up to 4 bar are currently planned. Further higher pressures up to 10 bar are planned.


For the first time, the elements of the pump head that get into media contact  are made entirely of high-performance polymers. Lead injections - no matter how small - made of non-ferrous metals are thus increasingly a thing of the past. A wide range of pump heads ensures the greatest possible variety of connections.

We will be happy to advise you personally.

Expansion of the FitSys Connector System presented at HostMilano

At HostMilano was presented the new FitSys catalog. With it, some world firsts to expand the system. For example, the prototype of a flow measuring turbine in the FitSys housing was presented for the first time at HostMilano to reliably determine smaller measuring ranges from 0.1 l/min to 15 l/min (depending on the design). By using PPSU, the turbine will be suitable for hot water (up to 96 °C) and media resistant.


A larger gauge block for the patented FitSys manifolds was also introduced. At last, valve banks of other series than the 18,000 can also be assembled with them. For example, a completely media-separated valve bank can be assembled from Series 47 lever valves. This offers an even greater variety of connections.

You can download the new FitSys catalog here.

Impressions from the HostMilano

Conclusion about HostMilano2023

Everything was under the sign of sustainability at HostMilano 2023. Within this framework, A.u.K. Müller also presented many innovations this year. Especially the valuable customer feedback is one of the main reasons for participating as exhibitor. We are pleased about the great interest in our new developments and will continue to be innovative for the vending industry.


You could not attend HostMilano 2023? No problem. Why not book your personal presentation appointment with us right away? Our sales team will be pleased to assist you personally - by mail, via video conference, on the phone or on site. We look forward to meeting you!

A. u. K. Müller GmbH & Co. KG

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D - 40595 Düsseldorf 

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