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Hydraulic solenoid / pilot valve testing

01/26/2008 3:09 PM

We are using shutdown valves operated with 200 Bar hydraulic pressure controlled through solenoid and pilot operated valves. Any body can supply standard / ready made testing facility / small test bench for hydraulic side of these solenoids and pilots?( Like hydraulic reservoir, pressure pump,accumulator, manifold, interconnecting tube/hose with valves etc. )

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Re: Hydraulic solenoid / pilot valve testing

01/26/2008 4:58 PM

I haven't got a real answer, here (having next-to-no experience with hydraulics), but I've worked with a few companies doing pneumatics.

I didn't come across any bought-in test rigs; most seemed to be fairly simple home-brewed systems built from standard parts.

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Re: Hydraulic solenoid / pilot valve testing

01/27/2008 12:49 AM

We have several test benches in use at our facility that would be ideal to test you valve. They are not cheap and require some degree of understanding of hydraulics to device a test suitable for each application.

Rather than buy a test rig and either learn or import staff to test your valve, why don't you source a company that can complete test for you and, where necessary, either repair or replace said valve!

You would need to have many valves to warrant the cost of the test rig. A straight replacement of the valve on a life cycle basis would be way cheaper than a test rig!

To test the solenoid (digital) coil alone is simple. Purchase a magnet tester from RS Electronic for about $60 (AUD). Power up the coil and see if the magnet (coil) tester illuminates. Also listen for the spool to click over! A proportional coil can also be tested as above except that you may not hear a click unless you give it full power directly!

If you have an extensive budget for a test rig, you can contact our company through my mail box and we will be pleased to quote you for design, build and supply to your specifications!

Good luck with it!

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