Overcenter valves give static and dynamic control of loads by regulating the flow into and out of hydraulic actuators. When installed close to or within an actuator, the overcenter valve will stop runaway in the event of hose burst and if open center directional control valves are used, will allow thermal expansion relief of the hydraulic fluid. The overcenter cartridge is ideal for mounting directly into a cavity machined in the body of the cylinder, motor or rotary actuator. Single overcenter valves are normally used when the load is unidirectional, for example an aerial platform or crane and dual overcenter valves are used for controlling loads in both directional for motor applications or for cylinders going over center. The Motor Mounted bodies reduce the need for excessive piping and instead give a clean interface for the Overcentre Valve to be used in conjunction with your motor. The prime sized ports allow for directly connecting the valve
The check section allows free flow into the actuator (from 2 to 1) then holds and locks the load against movement (from 1 to 2). The pilot pressure in the pilot port (3) will give a controlled movement to piston when the pressure is applied. The pressure required to open the valve and allow movement depends on the pilot ratio of the valve.