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Three Points on Understanding Hydraulic Valves

Hydraulic valves are an important part of machines and certain equipments. If you do not work with these valves on a daily basis, you may not understand the importance of the hydraulic valve, the way it operates, and the different parts involved in the process of a working valve.

Point 1: The Functions of the Hydraulic Valve

Hydraulic valves are responsible for directing the flow of fluids beginning from the input port of the valve and coming through the output port. The commonly used fluid is oil. The spool position inside of the valve determines the direction that the fluids flow through the valve. The force of the fluids flowing through the valve is driven by a force motor.

Point 2: The Specific Parts of the Hydraulic Valve

Hydraulic valves have three specific parts that are included along with the valve in order to create the right amount of pressure to allow the fluids to flow quickly, powerfully, and easily. Below are the parts and their primary function:

  • Power Conversion: this part gives isolation between the power valve, external field bus, and the auxiliary supplies. It is also the source of voltages to regulate functional blocks that may occur while the valve is at work.
  • Field Bus Interface and Control: this part gives isolation between the control system and the signals that come from the field bus. The control system turns all information coming from the field bus into instructions for the DSP.
  • Valve Control: this part takes a role in positioning the spool and measuring temperature and pressure. This part is also responsible for indicating certain alarm conditions.

Point 3: The Primary Uses for Hydraulic Valves

The hydraulic valve is a necessity for carrying out certain hydraulic mechanisms. Most typically, hydraulic valves are used in machinery and equipment that lifts heavy objects. But hydraulic valves are also present in heavy machinery, like vehicles, military machinery, and aircraft. If you work on a construction site, in a manufacturing facility, or do everyday normal activities like drive a car, you are most likely using some type of hydraulic valve.

Hydraulic valves are an essential part of major tools, machines, and equipment. The valves are responsible for transporting fluids from one end of the valve to the other. It gives off high pressures and power which makes it powerful enough to manage its role in big machinery and equipment.