GlobalSpec has asked its users about the latest design trends and features related to Hydraulic Valves. They have also shared their product applications and tips on how to buy and use these products.
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Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this product?
21 answers
Answers:
Digital electronic design information. Valve testing information. More information about the structure of the integrated electronics.
~Engineering, Other, Dunaújváros, Hungary
Temperature compensating control valves. Valves that can adjust to the varying temperatures of the hydraulic fluids.
~Richard S, Technical Support, Montreal QC, Canada
A smart valve with pressure and flow capability built into one valve.
~Rob W, Technical Support, Pittsburgh, PA
The electrical coil or signal connections be better sealed against corrosion.
~Technical Support, Brisbane, Australia
Simplicity and long life, made of long lasting no lead bronze.
~Peter Micha, President , Owner, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Full integrated valve with sensors and decompression valve
~Engineering, Design, Ølstykke, Denmark
Joy-stick 2 sizes 10 gal per minute & 25 gal/min
~Mark Carter, Project Manager, Johnson City, TN
Servo Controlled Valves with quick response time.
~Vikas S, Manufacturer, Jodhpur, India
A complete line of hydraulics to successfully operate any conceivable invention that a "Harry Homeowner" such as myself might be able to dream up.
~Robert W, Retired school bus mechanic, H/D tow truck owner &operator, Raleigh, NC
The ability to have any hyd shop work on them.
~Don S, General Management, Newbury, Essex
I'd like to design the valve that I need..
~Cameron Clark, Purchaser, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Mass customization using standard parts.
~Chris B, General Management, Wrightsville, PA
Flow analysis, materials application,
~Engineering, Design, Nahariyya, Israel
Explosion proof solenoid coils.
~Jim D, Engineer, Austin, TX
Easy way to find the product.
~Saraswathy Symachellam, Purchaser, Kl, Malaysia
Parker Hydraulic System.
~Gennaro F, Drector of Torque Force Fluid Solutions Pty Ltd, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Electronic proportional
~Manufacturer, Burlington, WA
PRESSURE RELIEF VALVES
~OPS MNG, HYDRAULIC HOSE SHOP, Rockledge, FL
Better interfacing
~Engineering, Other, Goleta, CA
Liquid and gas
~Baha Wawi, Design Engineer, Baer shiva, Israel
Best prices
~Cássio Pagliarani, Engineer, Vinhedo, Brazil

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Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of hydraulic valves?
14 answers
Answers:
Better understanding of the valve casting process will help design engineers
~Chris B, General Management, Wrightsville, PA
Reduce flow through valves to app. 5--60% of capacity to avoid water hammer and noise in pipe system.
~Peter Micha, President , Owner, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Consider all Hydraulic System Factors: Pump Flow, System Operating Pressure, Fluid in the System and the Viscosity of the Fluid.
~Gennaro F, Drector of Torque Force Fluid Solutions Pty Ltd, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
A good hydraulic hand book with some common hydraulic circuits could help in minimizing common mistakes.
~Richard S, Technical Support, Montreal QC, Canada
Our advice for hydraulic systems and also components: Ask the manufacturer for training. All of them have lots of trainings. It will help you.
~Hermann S, General Management, Bad Kreuznach, Germany
Be sure to ask questions as to the power, etc. that each component is capable of producing or transferring before investing in it.
~Robert W, Retired school bus mechanic, H/D tow truck owner &operator, Raleigh, NC
A poor choice of hydraulic valves may create an incident which will be investigated at the selector's expense.
~Technical Support, Brisbane, Australia
Assume makes an ass of U and me. Tired cliche, but so absolutely true.
~Carl K, Project Engineer, Enumclaw, WA
Know where the companies that have replacement parts are located.
~Cameron Clark, Purchaser, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Again don't under size the valve in terms of GPM.
~Rob W, Technical Support, Pittsburgh, PA
Order the right valve for the job.
~Holger H, General Management, Anderson, SC
How to use a power beyond port.
~Mark Carter, Project Manager, Johnson City, TN
Accuracy precision
~Cássio Pagliarani, Engineer, Vinhedo, Brazil
Talk to a pro
~Don S, General Management, Newbury, Essex

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