Directional Control Valves

Product Brand: Farris

Directional Controls Valves, sectional, pressures to 2000 psi, 2-21 sections, Power Beyond, Relief options.

Directional control valves

Functionality & Power

Directional control valves allow fluids or gases to flow into different paths from valve ports, which provide a passageway for flow to or from other components/sources. They are one of the most important parts of hydraulic and pneumatic systems. 

A directional control valve consists of a mechanically or electrically actuated spool inside a cylinder. The spool’s position allows or prevents flow within the passageway; this often occurs instantly, causing fluid to accelerate and decelerate rapidly.


Ports & Positions

When selecting a directional control valve, two primary elements must be considered: the number of ports and directional positions the valve can achieve. The number of positions refers to the number of flow paths a valve can provide.


Features & benefits:

  • Power beyond, Blocked and Open spool options
  • 4W3P - Manually Operated
  • Lightweight aluminum construction
  • Integral relief in P
  • High Flow option, 15 GPM
  • 2 – 21 sections
  • SAE #8 ports A & B
  • SAE #10 ports P & T
  • Custom porting available
  • 12 gpm, 2200 psi, intermittent


Mobile Hydraulic Directional Control Valves are used in the Agricultural, Industrial, and Mobile industries to provide smooth operation, low-pressure drop, and rapid response for precise fluid control in a lightweight constructed valve. These valves are rated at 2000 psi and flows to 10 GPM. Typical applications include:


  • Car carriers
  • Machinery
  • Construction machines
  • Mining machines
  • Material handling cranes
  • Trucks & Rigs 


What are the things to consider when choosing directional control valves?

There are five major points to consider when it comes to analyzing the performance and suitability of directional control valves:

  1. Dynamic Power Limits
  2. Static Power Limits
  3. Resistance To Flow
  4. Switching Time
  5. Leakage

What are different types of directional control valves?

  • Three-way and four-way valves
  • Check valve
  • Pilot operated check valve
  • Manually actuated valve
  • Pilot actuated valve
  • Solenoid actuated valve
  • Shuttle valve

Further information

At Curtiss Wright Valve Group, you’ll find a variety of different valve products such as Actuators & Controls, Ball Valves, Butterfly Valves, Changeover Valves, Check Valves, Control Valves, Directional Control Valves, Defense Services, Engineering Services, Engineering Software, Gate Valves, Globe Valves, Plug Valves, Pressure Relief Valves, Solenoid Operated Valves, Strainers, Specialty Valves and Accessories and Instrumentation Equipment.


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