Tokimec Valve Distributors
Gorilla Spares stands out among Tokimec valve distributors in that we get our customers the parts they need, when they need them. We have a wide range of valves and other parts in stock and ready to ship. Even more important than that, however, we’re also passionate about delivering the very best customer service available. If, for whatever reason, you can’t find something you’re looking for on our site, we’ll take the time to help you find it in the timeliest manner possible.
How to Choose The Right Hydraulic System Valves
It might not seem that it would be that difficult to select the correct valve for your hydraulic equipment, but it can actually be a bit complicated. There are a lot of factors to keep in mind to make sure you won’t have any problems when it comes time to install them. Gorilla Spares has a team of experts that will answer any questions you may have regarding valves or any other type of part we carry.
In the meantime, though, here are a few tips to help you make the right selection.
- What type of system do you have? – Your hydraulic system may be either open-ended or closed-loop. If your equipment performs functions such as spraying water, then your hydraulic system is very likely open-ended. If your hydraulic equipment circulates fluid that remains inside the system, then it’s a closed-loop system. That creates the pressure needed to do things such as turning gears or moving cylinders. There are different types of valves for different types of systems, so knowing whether yours is open-ended or closed-loop will be important.
- What type of liquid flows through your hydraulic equipment? – You need to be aware of the “flow media” that moves through your hydraulic system. Some use water, for example. If you have an open-ended system, contaminants can easily enter your equipment. This can cause valves to wear out faster than they should. There are certain types of valves that limit the amount of water, and limit contamination as a result.
- Different types of valves – There are a lot of different valve configurations to choose from. Directional control valves, for instance, help hydraulic cylinders retract and extend. A safety valve helps keep a system from failing because of excessive pressure. We’ll let you know what type of valve will work the best for your specific application.
Valve Maintenance Tips
One of the best things you can do to extend the lifespan of your valves will be to maintain them regularly. This will help reduce the chances of leaks and other issues that can cause them to fail. It will be a good idea to test your valves when you first buy them and establish a performance baseline. When you check them each year against that baseline, that will give you a good idea of whether or not it’s time for a replacement.
Contact Gorilla Spares
Not only are we the premier Tokimec valve distributors, we also carry several other parts. These include replacements for the 85-4402-235 Pin Mounted Cylinder, 74-4401-135 Pin Mounted Cylinder and many others. Contact an expert with Gorilla Spares to learn more about all the parts we carry. Get in touch by using our convenient online form or by giving us a call at (239) 888-0476.