Different Types of Hydraulic Valves You Should Know About

Blog | December 2nd, 2021

Many tools and machines nowadays are run by hydraulic systems, which are known to convey power through the pressure of an incompressible fluid. These systems are being maximised by different tools and machines due to their accompanying advantages over other systems.

For one, these systems are easier to control. With just simple levers, pushbuttons, and other operating mechanisms, hydraulic tools and machines can conveniently start, stop, and slow down. Another advantage of these systems is that they only require minimal upkeep. Most tools and machines that use hydraulic systems have few moving components. This specific quality makes these systems easier to maintain. Other core advantages of hydraulic systems are convenient power transmission, straightforward micrometric speed variations, minimal repair requirements.

One device, however, that can regulate the flow of the incompressible fluid inside the hydraulic system is the hydraulic valve. A hydraulic valve can be maximised in closing a line, redirecting the fluid, or controlling the level of flow. To date, there are three types of hydraulic valves that you should know.

Hydraulic Pressure Control Valves

Hydraulic pressure control valves are hydraulic valves that can regulate and maintain the pressure of the hydraulic fluid based on the preferences of the system operators. Through these hydraulic valves, any sudden rises in hydraulic pressure are prevented, which can then help in preventing hydraulic fluid leaks and system damages. Pipes, tubes, and other components are also deterred from leaking or bursting as long as these hydraulic valves are maximised. Some types of hydraulic pressure control valves that can be maximised by users are relief valves, sequence valves, unloading valves, and reducing valves.

Hydraulic Flow Control Valves

Hydraulic flow control valves, alternatively, are meant to adjust the flow rate of the hydraulic fluid. They maximise an adjustable port that is meant to change the flow area and introduce changes in the flow rate. Keep in mind that the speed of tools and machines is directly related to the flow rate. So, once a hydraulic flow control valve reduces the flow rate, the speed of a tool will slow down. Hydraulic flow control valves are often maximised in control circuits of motors, actuators, and cylinders. A few types of hydraulic flow control valves are priority valves, deceleration vales, and proportional flow-control logic valves.

Hydraulic Directional Control Valves

Hydraulic directional control valves, ultimately, are hydraulic valves that can route the hydraulic fluid to devices that need it. These hydraulic valves can extend, retract, or get back to their neutral position when controlling the hydraulic cylinder. They can even carry out other functions just to control the acceleration, direction, or speed of an actuator. To ensure that hydraulic directional control valves can work optimally, they maximise spools. Some valves use a single spool, while others opt for multiple spools to ensure that they can carry out their main functions very well. To find out more about hydraulic valves, you can call us at Mobile Hydraulic Specialties.

Mobile Hydraulic Specialties Pty Ltd

Factory 89, 38-40 Popes Road
Keysborough, Victoria, 3173

Phone: (03) 9798-6511

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Mobile Hydraulic Specialties Pty Ltd

Phone: (03) 9798-6511
Address: Factory 89, 38-40 Popes Road, Keysborough, Victoria, 3173