Where sections of an hydraulic system are required to operate at a pressure below that of the general system, it is frequently more convenient to use a pressure reducing valve than to add further pump sections.
These two-stage pressure reducing valves allow full flow from inlet to outlet port until the reduced pressure setting is reached, whereupon the outlet flow is closed off. Reduced pressure setting is manually adjustable at the pilot stage. Five ranges of reduced pressure adjustment are available.
High valve response ensures that the reduced outlet pressure is unaffected by inlet pressure peaks. Excessive build-up of outlet port pressure (e.g. caused by flow back from an actuator) is prevented by the small check in the main-stage which connects the outlet port to the pilot stage.
For applications where full reverse flow is required an optional integral check valve is available (model types XCG)