Valves must be sized for the correct flow passing through them. Flow forces could actually cause a valve to shift unintentionally.
Air or pneumatic directional control valves are available in an extremely wide variety of configurations and control options. Learn more here.
Learn about velocity fuses, LOTO valves (lockout-tag-out), pilot-operated check valves (PO checks and DPST) and sensing valves in this article.
Understanding the available technologies in fluid power is imperative in order to design the most efficient, cost effective, and energy saving system. Traditional hydraulic equipment designs used directional control valves almost exclusively.
In a circuit system that uses directional control valves, the most straightforward circuit design to understand, both in industrial and mobile applications, uses individual components to perform individual functions or tasks.
Proportional valve spool position is directly related to the applied current, not the applied voltage.
Proper valve sizing for a hydraulic system can be a balancing act between system efficiency and cost.
The first step in safely removing a cartridge valve from a manifold is to make sure the hydraulic system does not have any stored energy.
Way oil is both an important and costly item necessary for the operation of the Pomini roll grinders in the roll shop at the Riverdale facility. Riverdale’s roll shop was experiencing a problem due to water contamination of the way oil on the west grinder.
In order to insure the integrity of a cartridge valve assembly and its reliability, care should be taken during the installation process.
This article explains the variety of accuracy and feedback options available when choosing proportional valves in mobile and industrial applications.
Pulse Width Modulation vs. Dither explained
Stand-alone relief valves are relatively simple to set properly. After installing a relief valve in a circuit, with the pressure port connected to the pressure line and the tank port connected directly to the reservoir, adjust the relief valve to its lowest possible pressure setting.
When to use P.O. Checks or Counterbalance Valve for hydraulic load holding
Many will have experienced working with machine manufacturers who have struggled to make their products run smoother, quieter, and at the same time, attempted to improve the machine's production capability.