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Pilot Operated Check Valves or Counterbalance Valves?

Summary:

  • When use Pilot Operated Check valves?
  • When use Counterbalance¬†valves?
  • Design advises for topic valves.

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First of all, Pilot Operated check valves are NOT a cheap solution of Counterbalance valves.

Yes, both of them have next the same benefits:

  • Prevent a load from dropping in case of hose or tube failure.
  • Prevent a load from drifting caused by directional control valve spool leakage.
  • Leak-free load holding.

But each of them has the specific applications.

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