Pneumatic control for hydraulic systems
Air-controlled hydraulic pressure control valves use an external pneumatic pressure signal to proportionally and remotely control a hydraulic pressure.These valves are an alternative to hydro-mechanical or electro-hydraulic pressure controlcartridges.Air-controlled pressure controls provide the same function as hydro-mechanical or electro-mechanical controls, but are adjusted by a control air pressure rather than amechanical screw or electrical current. They are available from Sun Hydraulics in direct-acting for pilot flows up to 7,5 lpm (2 gpm) or pilot operated for flows up to 760 lpm(200 gpm). Maximum control air pressure for all air-controlled pressure controls islimited to 10 bar (150 psi) to prevent damage to seals.Sun’s air-controlled, pilot capacity direct-acting relief valve (Series P, T-8A cavity) can beinstalled into the body of any suitable Sun main stage cartridge containing an integral T-8A cavity. These combinations create air-controlled versions of the main stage function,whether it is for relief, sequence, reducing, or reducing/relieving, with flow ratings up to760 lpm.
Why use pneumatic control?
Many hydraulic equipment applications are in fire-prone, hazardous areas involvingcombustible or explosive materials, and require that any electrical device used meets‘Intrinsically Safe’ or ‘Explosion Proof’ standards. Examples of these hazardous areasinclude:
* Oil drilling platforms.* Oil and gas handling equipment.* Chemical industry equipment.* Dust-laden atmospheres (grain elevators).* Vehicular lifts.