Types of Hydraulic Valves
There are many types of hydraulic valves and we supply them all –
angle valves admit media at an angle and permit maximum flow.
Ball valves provide tight shut-off and reliable control.
Block and bleed valves use a small port to depressurize the space between the inlet and outlet.
Check valves prevent flow reversal.
Control valves modify fluid flow. Types include globe, diaphragm, pinch, knife or gate, needle, butterfly, ball and plug.
Directional valves steer process media through selected passages.
Drain valves are used to remove surplus fluid from a system or container.
Needle valves have a slender, tapered point at the end of a valve stem.
Poppet valves open and close ports with a sealing device that includes a disk, cone, or sphere.
Pressure relief valves remove excess upstream pressure. By contrast, regulators maintain a constant outlet pressure.
Safety valves contain a thermal sensing component that opens or closes in response to temperature changes.
Spool valves are actuated by a rotary or piston-like spool that slides back and forth to cover and uncover ports in the housing.
Shut off valves close a line to stop flow when a pre-set condition occurs.
Stack mounted, sandwich, or modular valves can be assembled to create a valve block.
Solenoid valves (hydraulic) are similar to pneumatic solenoid valves except that they control the flow of hydraulic fluid (oil), often at around 3000 psi
The valves are available in different materials including, bronze, stainless steel, brass, carbon steel etc.
Universal Supplies (Clydesdale) Ltd 01555 772474
We supply hydraulic and pneumatic valves to the UK as well as worldwide. If you have any enquiries please call our office and we shall do our best to assist you.