Esperanza is from Spain and has over 1 year of procurement experience from hydraulic cartridge valve manufacturers in China, which has been relatively smooth. At the beginning of this year, Esperanza encountered difficulties in purchasing the CV08-20 hydraulic check valve. She purchased 120 pcs of CV08-20 hydraulic check valves from an old supplier. After 4 months, 4pcs of the hydraulic check valves were found to have leaks, a less than 2% of leakage. The manufacturer of CV08-20 hydraulic check valves advised that he cannot guarantee that each hydraulic check valve has no leakage, but is willing to offer 4 pcs for free replacement. Esperanza's biggest concern is that the quality of this manufacturer is unstable, and they have to find another hydraulic cartridge valve manufacturer in China.
Esperanza left a message on AAK website:
Does AAK have CV08-20 hydraulic check valve?
Can AAK guarantee that the first order of all 120 pcs of hydraulic one-way valves be leak free?
I asked if she had encountered any leakage problem on the CV08-20 hydraulic check valve. After communication, we learned that the original hydraulic cartridge valve manufacturer cannot guarantee that each hydraulic check valve has no leakage. Although the CV08-20 hydraulic check valve is relatively conventional, for manufacturers, the competition lies in the stability of manufacturing quality and the details of subsequent quality inspection. As long as these 2 steps are strictly controlled, it is not difficult for all 120 pcs of hydraulic check valves to have no leakage. After 3 rounds of communication, the PO was confirmed. We shipped the goods at the end of March.
Yesterday, Esperanza sent us an email. The CV08-20 hydraulic check valves shipped by AAK have been used for 6 months and no leakage has been found. They need to order another 260 pcs of CV08-20 hydraulic check valves and need the soonest delivery date. I told him that the service life of AAK valve is at least twice that of its original manufacturer. After production, each valve needs to be tested for pressure holding and leakage.
The AAK inspection personnel first insert the hydraulic check valve body into the rubber tube of the manual pressure maintaining tester, then pinch the pressure punching airbag, wait until the pressure gauge pointer is at the standard pressure value position, stay for 5 seconds, and observe if there is any change in the pointer. If the pointer does not drop within 5 seconds, it indicates that the valve is holding pressure normally. Second, the hydraulic check valve is installed in the automatic pressure maintaining tester. After startup, the hydraulic check valve is compressed and the pressure value will be automatically displayed on the pressure gauge of the equipment. If the pressure value is fixed for 5 seconds and the pointer does not change again, it indicates that the hydraulic check valve pressure maintaining test has passed. Most hydraulic check valve manufacturers only do one testing on the valve for pressure holding performance, while AAK conduct testing in 2 steps. The first step is to test the valve body to ensure that there is no leakage during the installation process. The second step is to measure the pressure holding capacity of the entire valve, including the fit between the valve spool and valve cage.
AAK hydraulic check valve, focuses on stable manufacturing quality, and has 2 tests for pressure holding to avoid leakage. You can give it a try!
AAK HYDRAULIC CARTRIDGE VALVES (691) 2023-10-12