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Q:
What are some of the applications you have used hydraulic valves for?
53 answers
Answers:
Offshore: for wave compensation energy: Turbines are driven by our products, also pitch control for wind mills industry: Paper, Steel, entertainment, formula1, test benches, automotive industries etc....
~Hermann S, General Management, Bad Kreuznach, Germany
Counter balancing, actuating cylinders, motors, semi rotary actuators, in the paper recycling industry, movie special effects, amusement rides, plastic industry, transport industry and etc.
~Gennaro F, Drector of Torque Force Fluid Solutions Pty Ltd, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
At first in automatic irrigation systems. Since 1962 used as non-electric auto fill valves for fountain and water display pools in combination with our own PEM Hydraulic Water Make up Sensors.
~Manufacturing, Richmond Hill, Canada
Compression molding, controlling movement of fixtures, rotating production equipment , maintain leveling on presses and numerous other uses.
~Morganton, NC
I have designed & built several drivable and stationary devices that could spray a lining onto a furnace lining in use that had worn away.
~Engineering, Design, Chandler, AZ
Non-ferrous Extrusion Plants for e.g. Semi-continuous / Vertical Direct Chill Casting Machine, Extrusion Hot Coiler etc.
~Vikas S, Manufacturer, Jodhpur, India
Lifting of furnace crucibles of various capacity from 1.5T to 20T, Lid cap operation, High pressure moulding system,
~Ramakrishna+ N, Enginner - Equiment Maintenance, Gulbarga, India
Directional valves for cylinder actuation controlling speed and direction of hyd. motors. pressure control on nips on presses multi pressure modes on presses
~Michael M, Pipefitter Working Leader, Wisconsin Rapids, WI
I want to make an antique riding mower into a snow-blowing-plowing machine that is fully operational from the operator's seat.
~Robert W, Retired school bus mechanic, H/D tow truck owner &operator, Raleigh, NC
Universal material testing machine was used grips, hydraulic grips open and close action, controlled pressure it.
~Marketing/Sales, Seongnam, Korea (South)
To filter beer in process, to lift the shaft to move arms for cutting deep the spent grain (beer in process)
~Engineering, Process/Production, Maputo, Mozambique
Of our Company, we use a lot of servo-hydraulic valves. We do their selection, testing, and education too.
~Engineering, Other, Dunaújváros, Hungary
Controlling pipe systems used with strain gages and load cells assemblies and finite element module.
~Baha Wawi, Design Engineer, Baer shiva, Israel
Logic element, proportional valves, on/off, check, in presses and other industrial hydraulics.
~Engineering, Design, Nassjo, Sweden
Manufacture the castings and help develop the core technology for the internal passages.
~Chris B, General Management, Wrightsville, PA
Controlling a 2500 ton press and controlling hydraulic machinery throughout our plant.
~Richard S, Technical Support, Montreal QC, Canada
Yes, we use for hydraulic piping system, inlet and outlet for piping gauge etc..
~Saraswathy Symachellam, Purchaser, Kl, Malaysia
Mechanical proportional, electrical proportional. Used on snow grooming tractors.
~Technical Support, Reno, NV
Material handling equipment, various pumps and valves for powered equipment.
~Don S, General Management, Newbury, Essex
1. Hydraulic Circuit of a GE MS5002C Gas Turbine 2. Hydraulic Test Bench
~Engineering, Faculty/Staff/Student, Alexandria, Egypt
Servicing Automatic Landscape Sprinkler Systems installed prior to 1964.
~Purchasing, Orange, CA
Design and manufacture hydraulic motion bases for ride simulation.
~Abraham B, Research & Development, Hyderabad, India
Pressure reducing, sustaining, flow limiter up to 100 bar rating.
~Engineering, Design, Nahariyya, Israel
Test presses for valves, cylinder control for table movement.
~Technical Support/Services, Montgomery, TX
Compactors, mobile machines, power stations, roll packs, etc.
~Engineering, Design, Ølstykke, Denmark
Still looking to replace the ones that are seized on my RV.
~Cameron Clark, Purchaser, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Open loop cylinder applications on overburdened drill rigs.
~Technical Support, Brisbane, Australia
Machine Tool Applications Mobile Equipment Applications
~Rob W, Technical Support, Pittsburgh, PA
Hydraulic clamps..work with transfer machine tool lines
~Mike W, Hydraulic Pipfitter, East China, MI
Add on attachments to tractors IE Top-N-Tilt systems
~Mark Carter, Project Manager, Johnson City, TN
Control system and landing gear system of Aircraft.
~Marketing/Sales, Islamabad, Pakistan
Plastic industry, metal transforming, abrasives
~Cássio Pagliarani, Engineer, Vinhedo, Brazil
Motion control of hydraulic actuators (rotary)
~Carl K, Project Engineer, Enumclaw, WA
Bespoke Agricultural and Industrial machinery.
~Engineering, Design, Hawick, United Kingdom
For mechanical press clutch brake system.
~Jitender K, Technical Support, Bahadurgarh, India
On IMM and external Core Systems
~Holger H, General Management, Anderson, SC
Para flujo de agua en acueductos
~Engineering, Consulting, Bucaramanga, Colombia
Offshore industrial equipment
~Engineering, Other, Goleta, CA
Marine systems cranes winches
~Engineering, Other, Stanley, Falkland Islands
On equipment for the controls
~OPS MNG, HYDRAULIC HOSE SHOP, Rockledge, FL
Hydraulic presses, tractors
~Technical Support/Services, Hudson, NH
Special purpose machines
~Engineering, Design, Pune, India
Production distribution
~Jim D, Engineer, Austin, TX
Ship's piping systems
~Engineering, Other, Athens, Greece
MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC
~Engineering, Design, Boca del Rio, Mexico
Fluid Power units
~Engineering, Design, Portland, OR
Molding machines
~Engineering, Process/Production, El Paso, TX
Tooling fixtures
~Tom M, Tool Making, Stephenville, TX
Al applications
~Manufacturer, Burlington, WA
Machine control
~Design Engineer, Fremont, CA
Elevators
~Technical Support/Services, North York, Canada
Shipyards
~Panaitescu Viorel, Assist prof. phd.eng, Constanta, Romania
Terex
~Technical Support/Services, Col, Slovenia

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Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that hydraulic valves have been used for.
14 answers
Answers:
Lubrication ,hydraulic overload
~Jitender K, Technical Support, Bahadurgarh, India
Proportional valves for a linear cable engine
~Engineering, Other, Goleta, CA
Flow control valves as shut off valves use a check valve as a constant flow valve when drilling the seat too a certain size Obsolete, small hydraulic valves make good paper weights!
~Richard S, Technical Support, Montreal QC, Canada
Medical application: with our HVM 025 servo valve we have developed a medical transport table for a MRT ( magnetic resonance Tomograph) Entertainment: With single components and complete systems we take care of formula 1 applications and help engineers to make people have fun.
~Hermann S, General Management, Bad Kreuznach, Germany
Tall building counter weight control. "Tuned Mass Damper" this system is fitted in the top floors of the Chifley Tower in Sydney and keeps the building in balance or controls the swaying motion of a large counter weight as the building sways, keeping the building in balance. All designed by Parker Australia and all Parker Hydraulic Valving. The Building has now been up for some time, so the system works.
~Gennaro F, Drector of Torque Force Fluid Solutions Pty Ltd, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
I have several ideas that might lend themselves to hydraulic operation, but have not found a system that lends itself to the situation. I need an affordable system for which interchangeable hydraulic units are available. An erector set from my childhood comes to mind.
~Robert W, Retired school bus mechanic, H/D tow truck owner &operator, Raleigh, NC
Machines with hydraulic energy recovery management
~Engineering, Other, Dunaújváros, Hungary
Apparently leveling systems for RV motor homes.
~Cameron Clark, Purchaser, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Both wasser, with vand glycol mix
~Engineering, Design, Ølstykke, Denmark
Material handling equipment
~Don S, General Management, Newbury, Essex
Hydraulic suspension.
~Manufacturer, Burlington, WA
Top and tilt systems
~Mark Carter, Project Manager, Johnson City, TN
Extrusion Coilers
~Vikas S, Manufacturer, Jodhpur, India
Solar heating
~Panaitescu Viorel, Assist prof. phd.eng, Constanta, Romania

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Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of hydraulic valves?
16 answers
Answers:
The choice of Aluminum valve body when the spike pressure exceeded the application with the result being a split body.
~Technical Support, Brisbane, Australia
Yes, load retaining valves not designed for shock.
~Technical Support, Reno, NV
Improper adjustments of relief valves could lead to a pump explosion. improper selection of load limits, such as using a 200psi. valve in a 3000psi. hydraulic circuit.
~Richard S, Technical Support, Montreal QC, Canada
Valves splitting due to lack of pressure reliefs and wrong size pumps being used
~Don S, General Management, Newbury, Essex
We have had many disasters if customers do not want to ask before using valves. Most of the false functions are related to the design of the hydraulic system.
~Hermann S, General Management, Bad Kreuznach, Germany
No not really but, if the incorrect valving is selected the system may not function as required.
~Gennaro F, Drector of Torque Force Fluid Solutions Pty Ltd, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Bursting of Vane Pump due to incorrect selection Direction Valve.
~Vikas S, Manufacturer, Jodhpur, India
Improper electronics spoils the application of the valves.
~Abraham B, Research & Development, Hyderabad, India
When to use spring center versus a detented valve.
~Rob W, Technical Support, Pittsburgh, PA
Excessive heat and machine and pump failure.
~Mark Carter, Project Manager, Johnson City, TN
Close the motor when open hydraulic valve.
~Jitender K, Technical Support, Bahadurgarh, India
To install hydraulic valve backwards!
~Peter Micha, President , Owner, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Ya, there's one in my driveway.
~Cameron Clark, Purchaser, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Disconnect valves under pressure.
~Holger H, General Management, Anderson, SC
Assembly and good tubing
~Baha Wawi, Design Engineer, Baer shiva, Israel
Fire due to leakage
~Design Engineer, Fremont, CA

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