Cartridge valves are compact and low-cost components that can be used for directional, pressure, or flow control in hydraulic systems. By combining standard cartridge valves almost any hydraulic circuit can be easily created.
Using cartridge valves in a custom manifold, a designer can create a Hydraulic Integrated Circuit (HIC) that provides a compact package for hydraulic control with reduced plumbing, easier installation, easier service, and fewer leak points than traditional hydraulic systems.
HICS can be centralized on a machine or strategically located. Using a custom HIC provides the designer unlimited flexibility to optimize machines for assembly, plumbing, wiring, service, and weight distribution.