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Different types of hydraulic valves

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Hydraulic valves | Flow control valve

What is a pressure compensated flow control hydraulic valve and for which hydraulic applications do you need one?

A pressure-compensated flow control valve has a fixed throttling flow at all pressures. The two-way pressure-compensated flow control valve is also called a series valve. The pressure reducing valve and the smothering of this valve are placed in series with each other. At a three-way pressure control valve, the pressure relief valve and the throttle in this valve are parallel to each other.

The two-way and three-way pressure compensated flow control valves are quite similar. The only difference is that in the latter type, the excess oil flow is not drained through the pump's safety valve but through the flow control valve itself. The pump pressure for a three-way pressure compensated flow control valve is always equal to the pressure exerted by the actuator plus the spring pressure.

Note that using three-way flow control valves increases efficiency because the system pressure will never be higher than as required for moving the load. With two-way flow control valves, this is not the case because the pump keeps feeding the system with oil until the preset pressure of the pump's safety - pressure relief - valve has been reached.

Type of Flow Control Valves

How DTA can help save you time, effort and money on sourcing hydraulic valves.

A hydraulic system can only function - as per requirements - by using valves. Thus, you should always look for the correct type of hydraulic valve to serve your intended purpose. Get advice and suggestions from DTA in order to select the appropriate hydraulic valve, in terms of size and function, that suits your application and your budget.

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How DTA can help save you time, effort and money on sourcing hydraulic valves.

DTA has extensive expertise with hydraulic valves and carries a substantial inventory of hydraulic valves in different sizes, valve spool configurations and solenoid voltages. We only supply high-quality hydraulic valves, taking into account a wide variety of functional and hydraulic system requirements.

Industrial hydraulic valves according to International Standards available from stock.

Hydraulic valves are available from several major vendors; our preferred hydraulic valve suppliers are Parker Hannifin and Denison Hydraulics. Additionally, we supply hydraulic valve parts and accessories such as sub plates, seal kits, O-rings, solenoids and hydraulic valve control electronics.


DTA is serving your industry with the supply of hydraulic parts and hydraulic components for more than 25 years. Since 2010 we have been fully qualified and certified as distributor hydraulics by Parker Hannifin. Together we developed a rapid delivery program for the genuine Denison Hydraulics single and multiple vane pumps. We support industrial and mobile applications and hold a considerable inventory of genuine parts, components and sub-assemblies.

Vane pumps and genuine spare parts in stock; over 25,000 configurations listed in our online pump catalogue!

Currently we can supply over 20,000 pump configurations from stock. All the hydraulic parts and components that we supply are new and genuinely manufactured by the high quality hydraulic manufacturer of your choosing. DTA can be your one-stop-shop and supplies high-quality brands only such as Parker Hannifin (Denison Hydraulics, Olaer, Calzoni, VOAC, Sterling Hydraulics), Bosch Rexroth (Brüninghaus, Eppensteiner, Hägglunds, Hydromatik, Oil-Control), Bucher Hydraulics, Moog, STAR Hydraulics, Hydac and Eaton (Char-Lynn, Eaton Hydraulics, Integrated Hydraulics, Vickers).