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Hydraulic ValvesHydraulic valves are crucial components of fluid-control systems. These parts regulate flow through a hydraulic circuit by controlling the strength and direction of pressurized fluids by partially or completely opening and closing flow lines. All of these mechanisms can be controlled either manually or automatically through the use of sensors. Metro Hydraulic specializes in building hydraulic valves used in industrial and mobile machinery. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer innovative components and complete system service to our customers, which helps maximize their productivity and profitability. Our knowledgeable experts will work with you to identify the proper valves for your applications, ensuring that their quality and functionality meet your rigorous standards.
Types of Hydraulic ValvesWe offer hydraulic valves in a broad array of configurations. These variations allow hydraulic valves to be ubiquitous in machines across a wide range of industries. However, all our valves play essential roles in controlling the force, torque, and motion of hydraulic fluids, with the more specific variables depending on the type of valve and circuit. Hydraulic valves tend to fall in one of three broad categories, with each having its specific properties and functions:
- Directional control valves: The most common type of hydraulic valve, directional control valves start or stop the flow of pressurized fluids within a system, or they alter its direction. Types of directional control valves include poppet and spool valves, both of which are useful for controlling the timing of fluid flow.
- Pressure control valves: Pressure control valves switch their functionality according to the pressure in the system based on either a variable or fixed throttle (control or switch types, respectively). The pressure indication can either open or close the valve depending on the application.
- Flow control valves: Flow-control valves manage the system’s flow rate by altering the size of the opening at the throttling point. Types of flow control valves include pressure compensators and needle valves, and these valves are commonly found in hydraulic actuators.
A Trusted Hydraulic DistributorMetro Hydraulic is a leading distributor of high-quality valves, including Enerpac, Power Team, and Simplex offerings. We will work with you to determine the best valve for your application’s requirements. We’ve matched clients with valves and valves with clients in a wide range of industries, including:
- Rail transport
- Waste removal
- Material handling