Friday, October 31, 2008

Using Solenoid-Actuated Hydraulic Valves

D03 Solenoid Valve

Solenoid-Actuated Hydraulic Directional Control Valves

It sounds like a ridiculously long and complicated name, but its actually a very simple concept and even easier to implement. Solenoid valves simply take the place of other hand control valves, using an electrical current to control the valve. Instead of having to physically pD05 Solenoid valveush or pull a handle which moves the spool into the desired direction, solenoid valves can be used with an array of switches, automated programmable controls, or operated with wireless transmitters.These valves (also known as D03, D05 or D08's) depending on the the flow rating) are extremely reliable, easy to setup and easy to maintain. They have been used for years in industrial and commercial environments and are now becoming commonplace in the agricultural, mobile, and end-user markets.

D08 Solenoid Valve
Solenoid Control Valves Must be attached to a subplate or manifold in order to be used. The subplate/manifold is drilled with porting, mounting points and, often, cavities for a gauge and relief valves. Multi-Station Manifolds can be used to bank multiple valves together in one compact unit. The manifolds can also be ordered in custom configurations for those who are looking to pack as much functionality into as little space as possible. It is also possbile to sandwich other types of valves with these, such as pressure reducing valves, flow controls, and pressure switches.

  • D03 Valves - Up to 20 GPM (12 GPM for Tandem Center)
  • D05 Valves - Up to 40 GPM (25 GPM for Tandem Center)
  • D08 Valves - Up to 75 GPM (65 GPM for Tandem Center)
Available in Tandem Center, Closed Center, Float, and Motor Spools, 12VDC, 24VDC and 115VAC.