order to assist equipment manufacturers in meeting increased demands for
enhanced vehicle performance, higher system efficiencies and improved
environmental compliance, HydraForce is releasing a new line of HyPerformanceTM cartridge valves. These valves
target the construction, paving, agriculture, material handling, forestry, industrial
and other high-performance markets.
They are designed to facilitate reliable and continuous
operating pressures as high as 350 bar and 420 bar, intermittent. HydraForce will
offer a complete line of these valves by 2012. When the line is complete, it
will cover a range from the common -10 cavity to a metric -42 cavity with flow
ratings to 530 lpm and will be available in a variety of valve configurations,
including solenoid (poppet and spool), electro-proportional, directional, flow
and pressure control types.
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