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Counterbalance valves or load-holding valves are used in hydraulic systems which work with a suspended or overriding load. These are designed to generate back-pressure at the output line of the actuator to maintain control over the load. A counter balance valve has three important functions: load holding, high-speed maneuvering of loads, and load control.
Counterbalance valves can be used for clamping applications to prevent negative loads from falling when any kind of failure occurs. A counterbalance circuit comes with a pilot piston for lowering the relief settings, a check valve for free fluid flow, and a relief valve for the reverse flow of the fluid.
Some of the benefits of using a counter balance valve are as follows:
- It offers a significant amount of stability.
- It prevents uncontrolled or unintended movement subjected to the load.
- It helps handle the induced pressure and protect the machinery from potential damage.
- It is suitable for stable and safe load handling.
- It helps to stabilize the system from experiencing variable or high back-pressures.
- In the case of hydraulic hose failure, it helps to control the load speed.