A piece that opens and closes an aperture by sliding across it.
- The operative cannula features a double silicon seal to minimize leakage from the joint and a slide valve on the outflow port to regulate outflow and suction.
- Here the compound was at a disadvantage, fitted as it was with four sets of slide valves which did not exhaust the steam nearly as freely.
- The slide valves can be supplied in either pneumatic, electric, rack and pinion or manual versions.
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