Fluid Power Journal

Counter Balance Valves: Part 2

SIZING FOR CONTROL In Part 1, I covered the force balance in the counterbalance valve and how to calculate the release pressure.  But what happens once the …

Pascal’s Law and Counterbalance Valves: Part 1

Counterbalance – verb: “to oppose or balance with an equal weight or force” Counterbalance valves serve a very important role in hydraulic system …

Distinguish Between the Operation of a Counterbalance Valve and a Pilot-operated Check Valve

Pilot-operated check valves provide a leak-free seal, but counterbalance valves provide smoother operation when controlling the downward movement of a load. …

Demystifying Pilot Ratios in the Overcenter/Counterbalance Valves

By Maurice A. J. Ashmore, Global Chief Engineer SICV & HIC, Eaton’s Hydraulics Business, Warwick UK A common challenge in the design of hydraulically …

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