Hydraulic valves are a vital part of any hydraulic system, regulating or directing the flow of hydraulic fluid to motors and cylinders…
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Hydraulic valves control the direction of the fluid within a hydraulic system, specifically by the position of a spool inside a cast iron or steel housing within the valve itself. The spool slides to different positions in the housing, and intersecting grooves and channels route the fluid based on the spool’s position.
The spool has a central (neutral) position maintained with springs; in this position the supply fluid is blocked, or returned to tank. Sliding the spool to one side routes the hydraulic fluid to an actuator and provides a return path from the actuator to tank. When the spool is moved to the opposite direction the supply and return paths are switched. When the spool is allowed to return to neutral (centre) position the actuator fluid paths are blocked, locking it in position.
There are simply dozens of hydaulic valves to choose from, including:
Actuator, ATEX hydraulic valves, ball, cartridge, cetop, check, compensated flow control, cut off, deceleration, directional 3/2 way, directional 4/3 way, directional control hydraulic valves, directional monoblock, diverter, electronically modulated flow, explosion proof, flameproof, flow control, flow regulator, glandless spool, joystick, logic, manually operated hydraulic valves, mechanically operated hydraulic valves, non-return check, off-loading, overcentre, pressure amplifiers, pressure control, pressure relief, pressure shut off, proportional hydraulic valves, quick exhaust, safety, safety pressure lock up, safety pressure relieving, safety slow start, safety slow start pressure applying, sequence, sequence & unloading, servo, shuttle, throttle type and two handed control hydraulic valves.
Add to that the vast range of manufacturers and brands available and it can be daunting to know which hydraulic valves are best for your application!
Our catalogue shows a small selection of the hydraulic valves that we regularly supply. But don’t worry if you’re not sure on what sort you need, or can’t find what you are looking for – it really is only a sample and our experienced team have over 75 years’ of technical experience between them so we will still be able to help. You can reach them via: firstname.lastname@example.org, use our online enquiry form or call them on: +44 (0)845 644 3640.
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