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The Modern Applications Of Hydraulic Cartridge Valves

Valves are essential components of any hydraulic system – check valves are mono-directional valves which feature a variety of uses within the hydraulic system. For example, they can be used to allow an accumulator to charge and maintain its pressure, even after the system has been turned off.

Hydraulic cartridge valves are the internal part of a check valve – typically off-the-shelf components, these designs of valve feature a standardised envelope, which makes them easy to populate a proprietary valve block. Hydraulic cartridge valves are designed with many applications in mind, across a wide range of industries.

How Are Hydraulic Cartridge Valves Used?

Hydraulic cartridge valves are typically screw-in models, and are compact and economical components of a hydraulic system, which can be used to control the direction, pressure and flow control in a wide variety of circuits. A combination of hydraulic cartridge valves can easily lead to the design of custom mobile or industrial equipment and circuits.

Creating custom circuit designs, using these components, allows for the designer to find the perfect circuit for their specific machine. A circuit which has been specifically tailored and uniquely tuned to the right specifications.

Historically, the first hydraulic cartridge valves were simple relief valves, check valves and simple flow-control valves. In recent years, the constant innovation of technology has allowed these components to be refined and provide an extremely reliable service in a wide range of hydraulic systems.

Modern Hydraulic Cartridge Valves

The contemporary variety of hyraulic cartridge valves on offer has drastically improved since the early days of the industry. Aside from the simple, omni-directional cartridge valves, hydraulic valves are available with multiple ports, as flow dividers, and even in the design of hose-burst valves.

So, whether you’re looking for the perfect way to control your hydraulic system’s pressure and direction or as a means of offering your system effective decompression, your solution could be hidden amongst our incredible variety of cartridge valves! Whatever the requirements of your hydraulic system, you will be able to find the perfect hydraulic cartridge valve for you amongst the extensive range available here, at Flowfit.

Flowfit – The Applications Of Hydraulic Cartridge Valves

After cartridge valve sizes were standardised, most manufacturers now produce designs which are interchangeable. This massively increased variety has allowed people and businesses all over the world to create the perfect hydraulic systems for them; hydraulic systems which are designed to effectively meet the contemporary needs of their creators, and are not limited by substandard or limited technology.

For more information on the perfect hydraulic cartridge valves for you, feel free to browse our extensive range. Here at Flowfit, we offer detailed descriptions and specifications of all our products, to ensure that you receive the perfect valve for your system. Alternatively, you can contact us directly on 01584 876 033, or email us at

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