Parker Valve Distributors
If you have struggled to find Parker valve direct replacements, consider Gorilla Spares. We are not distributors or manufacturers, do not repair equipment, and have no brand affiliations, but we have the ability to can solve your downtime dilemma through our multi-vendor marketplace.
Gorilla Spares was founded on the simple idea of connecting manufacturers of high-quality products with clients who are looking for great products from a trusted source.
We thoroughly research, interview, and audit each partner vendor/supplier we select in order to provide you with ruggedly reliable parts that meet or exceed OEM specifications, have been performance tested, feature a one-year performance guarantee, and are in stock and ready for shipping when you need them.
Parker, founded in 1917 in Cleveland, Ohio, originally manufactured pneumatic brake systems for trucks, trains, buses and industrial machinery, and leak-free fittings for aviation pioneers. Today, the company is the world’s largest supplier of hydraulic valves for industrial, refrigeration and aerospace applications.
Gorilla Spares has partnered with the best vendors and suppliers in the business to ensure consistent and reliable service and to meet your replacement parts needs. The valves we offer are a 100% interchangeable replacement for Parker® brand hydraulic valves.
Preventive Maintenance for Hydraulic Valves
To maintain your hydraulic valves so that they function properly and run longer, you should set up and stick to plan of regular maintenance.
One downside of waiting until a valve fails is the major inconvenience it causes. Production will stop until the valve can be repaired or replaced, and lost production has to be made up, which often happens on overtime. This is the most expensive method of maintaining a hydraulic valve.
A brand-new valve should operate at peak performance. But to keep it running year after year, there are diagnostic tools that can help your technician find issues and what is causing them without having to shut down the system. This is similar to an auto mechanic hooking up your car to a diagnostic computer instead of taking apart the engine piece by piece.
If a valve does have to be removed from service for repair, the technician will know exactly what is wrong and can put it back into action quickly.
Another effective method of reducing downtime and maintenance costs is predictive maintenance, which allows the technician to test valves to establish performance baselines that will guard against future problems. When it’s time for annual maintenance, valves that are tested again and still performing within range of the baseline may not need service.
Of course, sometimes valve repair is necessary. The most common reasons are internal leakage, external leakage, sticking in place, and complete failure. This usually means that the value was not designed for the conditions in which you are using it. Pair the right valve with the right application, stick to a regular maintenance plan, and you can get decades of use out of your equipment.
If you are seeking Parker hydraulic valve distributors that can connect you with the direct replacement parts you need, make Gorilla Spares your first stop. Call us at (239) 888-0476 or click here to contact us online.