Martin, a purchaser of American company PowerTeam, sent an email last week saying that he saw on the Internet that AAK was a hydraulic valve supplier of some European hydraulic pump companies. He wanted to know whether the quality of AAK could match the quality of the hydraulic valve produced in the United States he was currently using. I directly answered that the quality of hydraulic valves in the United States should also be in different levels, you can have a small try and compare them with your hydraulic valves purchased in the United States.
Martin frankly told about his current purchasing status. He needed to re-purchase a batch of hydraulic sequence valves for hydraulic pumps. After placing an order with the original manufacturer in the United States, the manufacturer told him that there were not enough labor for mass production at this moment. He had to wait for 3 months at least. The boss was not satisfied with his purchasing arrangement and asked him to find a new supplier of hydraulic sequence valve and complete production within 2 months. Martin is a little embarrassed because this hydraulic sequence valve has particularly high requirements for various accuracy. In the early stage of development 3 years ago, he contacted more than 20 hydraulic valve manufacturers, compared and tested the hydraulic sequence valves from them, and only the samples from the local hydraulic valve manufacturer in the United States met the requirements.
Martin saw the information of AAK to found that it was actually the supplier of hydraulic pumps in Europe. After browsing AAK website (www.aakindustry.com), he felt that AAK hydraulic valve might become his supplier. According to the drawings and working conditions of his hydraulic sequence valve, we found that it does have high requirements for the accuracy of the hydraulic sequence valve. I told Martin that we need 15 days to make and test samples. After the samples of the hydraulic sequence valve pass the test, we will discuss the order at that time.
10 days after the hydraulic sequence valve sample was sent, Martin emailed AAK that the hydraulic sequence valve fully met the production requirements of the existing hydraulic pump. At the same time, the engineers of PowerTeam also applauded every detail of AAK hydraulic sequence valve sample, which was no worse than that of the American company. In particular, some core parameters, such as the matching surface roughness of AAK hydraulic sequence valve spool and valve hole, can reach Ra value of 0.1 ~ 0.2μm. The surface roughness Ra value of the outer circle of the valve spool is 0.1μm. The Ra value of the inner circular surface of the valve hole is 0.2μm. Some parameters are even higher than those of his original American manufacturer, including 100% burr removal.
Martin was surprised how AAK hydraulic sequence valve achieve these?
AAK hydraulic valve has two absolute advantages and has already surpassed its domestic counterparts. It is uncertain whether it has surpassed its American counterparts.
1. AAK has a high-precision CNC machining center imported from Switzerland and independent fixtures upgraded and refitted by itself, eliminating human errors.
2. The independent professional R & D team cooperates with the unique R & D technology to realize the personalized customization demand of hydraulic valve accuracy, which can not be achieved by 95% of domestic peers.
When Martin got the quotation of AAK hydraulic sequence valve, it was 23% cheaper than that produced locally in the United States, but the quality was no worse than that produced locally. AAK needed a lead time of 35 days for production, and the whole time was also in line with Martin's re-purchasing time schedule. After finalizing the whole order, Martin reported to the boss. The boss was very happy that AAK hydraulic sequence valve benchmarked the American quality, and also saved the purchasing cost. Martin told me that his boss asked him to send samples of previously purchased hydraulic valves to AAK for quotation.
AAK hydraulic sequence valve keeps pace with American manufacturers. Not only the hydraulic sequence valve, our quality of hydraulic flow control valve also convinced a Germany customer. Welcome to have a try!
AAK HYDRAULIC VALVE (126) 2021-12-25