Fluid Controls designs and manufactures various hydraulic and pneumatic valves. Among the numeroous advantages that they offer, here are some of the major points:
- Optimized high-performance designs allow handling of very high pressure or flow with minimal weight penalty.
- Fluid Controls manufactures valves made from many different materials including stainless steel, aluminum, and various other alloys offering models optimized for weight, strength, minimal corrosion, or other factors.
- Many control options are available including Smart technology which allows a microcontroller to control the valve. For example, Fluid Controls offers several models of the Smart Manifold that are or can be programmed to control valve(s) according to the operating conditions being monitored. It can be used locally when fitted with the display/keypad option or remote controlled digitally using a standard data transmission (i.e., RS-232C serial or ethernet).
Some Fluid Controls valves are designed to be controlled automatically OR manually. The valve shown is typically driven by an electrical signal. however, it also incorporates a manual override allowing the valve to be actuated manually.