Hydraulic Valves

We supply all types of hydraulic, pneumatic & industrial valves from simple shut off valves, solenoid valves, flow diverters, butterfly valves etc to precision control valves, used for various applications from hydraulic to marine and industrial and are available in various materials such as bronze, stainless steel, brass, carbon steel etc.

Solenoid Diverter Valves

In order to control your hydraulic system to the level that is most efficient, you cannot afford to ignore the advantages offered by hydraulic diverter valves. This central point in a hydraulic system will drastically decrease the need for unnecessary additions, such as extra valves, hoses and fittings.

Diverter/Ball Valves

Hydraulic diverter and ball valve are designed to accept hydraulic fluid through one part and direct it through any one of multiple outlet ports. Traditionally, these designs feature three way designs, but as hydraulic systems have become more complex, models have been created which offer multiple exit portals.

Hydraulic Diverter & Ball Valves

These models are commonly used for alternatively diverting flow from a single source to multiple lines. This is particularly useful in dumping operations, in which one outlet permits the fluid to flow from a common source to the essential hydraulic component, whilst the other outlet alternately dumps or recycles excess fluid. Often, the second outlet will lead back into the system itself, to conserve hydraulic fluid and reduce waste.

Hydraulic diverter and ball valves are available in a wide range of designs, from simple two-way ball valves to 6-way solenoid diverters. They are all suitable for different specifications and to meet the requirements of specific systems.

Typically, these models come with an easily accessible manual operating system, but can also be integrated to offer pneumatic or electric actuation. It is important to note that the inlet port can rarely be shut off, only diverted to one of the multiple outlet ports.

Check Valves

Hydraulic check valves are one of the most essential, and varied, styles of hydraulic components available today. These are essential for most hydraulic systems, and are present in a huge range of both industrial and household items.

A check valve is a dual-port valve, which means that they have two openings; one for the hydraulic fluid to enter and one for it to leave. Unlike many other designs of valve, these models can be used to stop the risk of backflow in the liquid damaging the system. As soon as the liquid has entered the valve, it cannot turn back and is, instead, forced around the system by the pressure of the liquid following it.

Hydraulic check valves are commonly used in pumps and a wide variety of industrial processes. They are also essential in a wide range of domestic systems, including irrigation sprinklers and solar thermal installations.

One of the most important specifications in hydraulic check valves is the cracking pressure, which is the minimum upstream pressure at which the valve will operate. Check valves are often designed specifically for systems, and so when you’re looking for a replacement, it is essential to ensure that your chosen model’s specifications match the requirements of your system.

End Stroke Valves

Hydraulic end stroke valves are essential components of a hydraulic system. They are used to block the passage of hydraulic fluid in a hydraulic circuit. These models are available in both normally open and normally closed designs, to suit your systems preferences.

Typically, these models will be fitted on a branch as a means of releasing pressure. In many hydraulic end stroke valves, a pusher enables the fluid to pass through the valve from one outlet to the other. As the name suggest, normally open valves will be open by design, and it will often be the result of user interference that they are closed. These valves are easily closable by pushing or puling on a slider, although some models will come with fluid levers to ensure easy alteration.

Normally closed models work in the same, way, but inversely. It is only through user interference that these models are opened. When either of these models are closed, this will result in the immediate and complete stop of hydraulic fluid passing through the valve.

Flow Control & Flow Divider Valves

The ability to control the flow of hydraulic fluid within a system is one of the most important tools available for a user. Flow control regulates the speed and the pressure of the fluid within the system. Hydraulic flow control and flow divider valves are essential when it comes to effectively controlling the system as a whole, and ensuring that it continues to operate at peak efficiency.

Hydraulic flow control valves are essential when it comes to regulating the speed of the hydraulic fluid, which can have a profound effect on pressure. Too high or too low a speed can result in an inefficient system, or even cause damage to the systems individual components, such as pumps and actuators.

Flow divider valves, as the name suggests, are used to split up the flow of hydraulic fluid. When used inversely, they can also be used to combine two different flows of hydraulic fluid into a single stream. The dividing and combining functions are extremely accurate and what’s more, they are largely independent of the pressures of the two divided flows and the fluids viscosity.

Flow dividers rarely require maintenance, which can be a great way of reducing system cost whilst also dramatically reducing the risk of a system failure.

Hose Burst Valves

Hydraulic hose burst valves are flat seat valves which are operated by flow. They work to prevent uncontrolled and undue movement in the user unit, as a result of hose breakage. These styles of valve are particularly useful when it comes to load-transfer, and are often supported by overcentre valves.

These designs of valve offer special advantages which make them extremely useful in load-bearing systems. Due to their unbeatable fast response times, these models are extremely safe. Their compact designs allow them to be mounted directly into cylinders and unauthorised adjustment of these valves is impossible once it has been integrated into a system.

During the normal operating conditions of a system, these valves are kept in the open position. The closing element is forced, and kept, in the open position by a spring force, but only so long as the force of the spring itself is greater than that force acting on the closing element.

Hydraulic hose burst valves are particularly suitable for elevating platforms, scissor lifts, bridge cranes and forklifts, due to their safe and responsive design.

Pilot Operated Check Valves

Hydraulic pilot operated check valves are simply check valves which can be opened by an external pilot pressure. These designs of hydraulic valve are often abbreviated as P.O check valves, and are used in a wide range of hydraulic systems.

Once P.O check valves are unique in that they block the flow in one direction, much like other check valves, but can be released as soon as the right level of pilot pressure is applied. This means that, in the absence of the necessary pilot pressure, the poppet within the check valve remains sealed.

Once the required amount of pressure has been introduced, the hydraulic fluid’s free flow is allowed in the reverse direction. This feature is essentially when a system’s dual-acting cylinder needs to be positively locked.

Typically, there are two types of hydraulic pilot operated check valve. These are the threaded cartridge and pilot piston style. Most systems and users will find that these designs of valve work most effectively when in conjunction with a control valve, which allows the valve ports to vent to the tank once it has been centred.

Relief & Sequence Valves

Hydraulic relief valves are one of the most common types of valves to be used in hydraulic systems. In fact, all systems which utilise a fixed-volume pump require a relief valve as a means of protecting the system from an excess of pressure. There are many various designs of relief valves in use, including both direct acting and pilot-operated valves. Both types have their own advantages and disadvantages, and are ideal for use in different systems.

Sequence valves are used when a system features two or more actuators which must move in sequence to ensure optimum operation. With sequence valves, you can rest easy knowing that neither actuator will result in damage to the other. Even if a system features no risk of actuator damage, a sequence valve is a great way to simply control the actions of the actuators themselves.

Both of these styles of valves are essential when it comes to effectively controlling a hydraulic system’s pressure, and drastically reducing the risk of damage to the system due to too much, or out of sequence, pressure.

Directional Control Valves

Precision hydraulic directional control valves feature special high resistance cast iron bodies and long working life nickel plated spools suitable for use with high working pressures.

They are available in both monoblock and sectional versions with capacities ranging from 40 L/min up to 150 L/min and a maximum working pressure of 380 bar with thread sizes ranging from 3/8” BSP to 1” BSP.

This range of valves also feature reduced dimensions, low pressure drop and low internal leakages. The standard circuit is in parallel which permits simultaneous operations but we can also provide series circuits to order. Spring centred or detented manual lever are available with alternative positioning’s available on request, plus different spool types for single and double acting applications are also available.

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