can be equipped with different valves
The valve module combination is a valve unit composed of individual modules. It is used to control complex hydraulic clamping fixtures. In order to fix safely workpieces in clamping fixtures, functions as positioning, clamping and supporting have to be effected in a determined sequence. In some applications it is required to realise the individual functions with reduced clamping pressures in order to guarantee optimum workpiece clamping.
For this purpose sequence valves and pressure reducing valves are integrated in the hydraulic clamping circuit. Therefore considerably longer lines are required for tubing as well as for drilled channels. Due to the use of valve module combination the required line length is considerably reduced, since all required control and pressure valves are directly arranged at the unit.
The valve module combination consists of an input module and up to three series modules (for linkage of further modules please consult us).
In the input module the following hydraulic function elements are integrated:
The series modules are directly linked to the input module. Thereby further clamping functions can be realised.
In the base plates of the modules additional channels are provided which can be used as hydraulic / pneumatic channels or for the routing of electric lines. If permanent visual pressure monitoring is required, pressure gauges can be retrofitted.
These directional control valve combinations are particularly suited for operating of individual clamping points in multiple clamping systems.
These valve combinations can be used to operate double-acting cylinders. A 3/2 directional control valve and an intermediate valve plate are operated by a turning knob so that the double-acting function is obtained. The design of the mounting plates allows the combination with single-acting units.
for pressure-dependent sequence controls
Sequence valves are used in power workholding circuits for pressure-dependent sequence control. Several sequence valves can be manifold mounted together to form a battery with only one common P-line.
The figures show a hydraulic clamping fixture for machining of a power unit carrier for an agricultural tractor. The workpiece will be machined from four sides in a horizontal machining centre. Machining of the back of the workpiece is made from the back through the basic body.
Slide pivot clamps, universal cylinders, one work support and for ”floating clamping” of the two upper straps threaded-body cylinders with locking pistons are used as clamping elements. The hydraulic elements are controlled by the valve module combination mounted at the back.
Sequence of the clamping cycle
Clamping with the first slide pivot clamp against fixed datums, as well as
lateral positioning by means of an universal cylinder.
First sequence valve opens, work support moves against the lower side of the workpiece and is hydraulically locked.
Second sequence valve opens, two each oppositely arranged threaded-body cylinders with locking piston clamp both upper straps of the workpiece by ”floating clamping”. At the same time, the second slide pivot clamp clamps onto the work support.
Hydraulic circuit diagram for a sequence control of 5 single-acting clamping cylinders.