Lee Products is launching a miniature cartridge-style shuttle valve that is designed to be installed easily in a drilled hole and eliminates the need for threads, O-rings or in-house designs. The Lee IMH shuttle valve is an economical and reliable way of achieving hydraulic isolation in manifolds and has numerous potential applications.
This new valve features a compact, non-detented, selective design that is just 5.5mm in diameter, 12.2mm long and weighs less than 1.4g. It is constructed entirely from stainless steel and is 100 per cent performance tested for flow and leakage to ensure consistent, long-term performance at maximum working pressures up to 28MPa (4060psi).
Installation is achieved simply by inserting the shuttle valve into a drilled hole, then driving the expansion pin into the valve body to seal and lock the valve in-place.
Lee IMH shuttle valves are suitable for use as a signal device for auxiliary functions, such as hydraulically-released, spring-applied brakes, and load-sensing - or wherever effective hydraulic isolation is required across a wide range of industrial and automotive applications.
More information about the Lee IMH shuttle valves is available from www.industrial-microhydraulics.co.uk.