Directional Control Valves
You’ll have your choice of directional control valves made by some of the most respected manufacturers in the business when you visit the Gorilla Spares website. We carry 100 percent interchangeable aftermarket replacement parts for hydraulic systems. All of these parts support the equipment of manufacturers such as Kawasaki, Bosch, Caterpillar, Eaton, Vickers and many, many others.
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Factors to Keep in Mind When Selecting Directional Control Valves
Directional control valves are among the most commonly used hydraulic components. As the name implies, they control how fluids move within a hydraulic power system. These valves control how fluids stop and start, and also how fluids move in reverse. In most cases, they are closely linked to the control of some sort of hydraulic actuator, such as a motor or a cylinder. As you can see, a directional control valve is critical to making sure a hydraulic power system works as it should.
There are some directional control valves that offer little resistance to liquids flowing through a system. In other cases, a directional control valve completely controls the flow rate, and as a result, the speed at which the actuator operates. So it can sometimes be difficult to determine exactly what type of directional control valve you need.
These are just a few of the kinds of control valves that are available.
- Hydraulic check valves – This is the most basic directional control valve available. It can be set to stop the flow of a liquid in one direction, while allowing liquids to flow freely in another direction. These are often referred to as “non-return” valves. Check valves typically contain a plate or a ball that restricts flow.
- Directional spool valves – These get their name from the moving spool that sits inside the housing. The actuator moves the spool, which then connects or separates various channels that are also inside the housing. Directional spool valves don’t require a great deal of actuating force, and are typically inexpensive to make.
- Directional poppet valves – Directional poppet valves, which are also known as cartridge valves, use a threaded connection in order to fit into a housing. They are very good at protecting against leakage, have a long life span, and can work under high-pressure capacities.
A Gorilla Spares expert can let you know exactly what type of directional control valve will work best for your operation. We’re available at any time to answer whatever questions you may have. Give us a call at (239) 888-0476 or contact us online whenever you like.