Hydraulic valves are the essential elements that control hydraulic systems. Hydraulic control valves must be precise in order to properly regulate the movements of hydraulic cranes, elevators and other machinery. They work by regulating the liquid exchange between hydraulic cylinders; the change in pressure then produces movement.
Modern hydraulic flow valves are usually operated electrically. This combination of technology increases hydraulic flow valve efficiency and lowers the chance of error. Because of increased designed research and proliferated use, hydraulic valves and equipment are also much less expensive than they used to be.
A hydraulic check valve is common and allows only one directional flow. Electric hydraulic valves can also be directional control type, but these do not all use the same mechanics to do their job. Here are the three main types:
1. In a poppet hydraulic valve, a ball or piston is seated or unseated.
2. A rotary hydraulic spool valve, as the name implies, contains a rotating spool.
3. In a sliding hydraulic spool valve, the spool slides back and forth through a bore.
Shop multiple hydraulic valve providers for the best pricesThere are a number of good hydraulic valve manufacturers, so do not limit your search. Don't settle for less than top quality, but don't spend money you don't have to.
Review hydraulic valves informationUsing the wrong equipment is often costly. Even the failure of a $7 valve can put factory production on hold for hours. Check all the specifications of your application and then get a good match in terms of metal type (don't put brass and galvanized together), pressure and temperature rating and fit. You'll also want to consider flow rate.
Maintain and repair your electro hydraulic valvesRegular maintenance and repair is necessary to keep hydraulic equipment operating efficiently. Additionally, the upkeep prolongs the longevity of equipment, a definite plus to your profit margin.
- Angle valves allow for a unique type of flow through that maximizes flow in hydraulics.