Hydraulic Manifold Systems
What is a Hydraulic Manifold?
A hydraulic manifold is a component within a hydraulic system used to regulate the flow of fluid which in turn controls the transfer of power between actuators, pumps and other components. The flow of pressurised fluid is controlled by hydraulic valves and directed to a working device such as a hydraulic cylinder or motor.
Energy Saving Manifold Design
Hydraulic manifold design has become increasingly important as the demand for reducing energy costs and improving efficiency continues to rise. Our skilled design engineers are experts in manifold design and can create systems to meet these demands. Optimised circuitry provides benefits in terms of reduced pressure drop and reduced heat generation, while reductions in weight and size aid installation and save space.
With the benefit of a shortened hydraulic flow paths, performance is boosted and machine control functions are enhanced. By reducing the number of hydraulic connections and the improvements to hose routing, hydraulic leakage is also greatly reduced. Our high-quality manifolds incorporate all of these benefits enabling considerable reductions in energy consumption and running costs.
Hydraulic manifolds benefit from being reliable, flexible and compact and by using multi-function cartridge valves it is possible to combine numerous control functions into a single manifold. The various states of the interconnected valves allow for complex control behaviours within the manifold. Upgrading or replacing valves can also be done easily with any down time reduced to a minimum.
Related Fluid Power is a market leader in the innovative design and manufacture of hydraulic manifold systems. Specialist application knowledge along with expertise gathered from the development of our large portfolio of cartridge and sub-plated mounted valves, allows us to offer our OEM customers control solutions that meet all expectations in terms of performance, quality and cost.