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  • Oct 4, 2013
    Article

    Think First, Then Troubleshoot — Chapter 12: System Test for Flow-control Valves

    Pressure-compensated flow control valves maintain a constant fluid flow through a variable orifice in the valve. The valve’s compensator spool will move toward an open or closed position in response to work-load changes....More
  • Sep 25, 2013
    Article

    Think First, Then Troubleshoot — Chapter 11: Pressure-reducing Valves

    Pressure-reducing valves are normally open, 2-way valves that allow system pressure fluid to flow through them until a set pressure is reached downstream. They then shift to throttle flow into the branch....More
  • Sep 18, 2013
    Commentary

    Having issues with counterbalance valves?

    If a hydraulic circuit containing counterbalance valves is acting erratically, the problem could be high hysteresis — a counterbalance valve's biggest enemy. But don't take my word for it, check out a classic article from an expert we just pulled from the archives and posted to the website. Just click here to read it now....More
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