Nimit Patel, the President of Hydraulic Manifolds USA, recently discussed the importance of experience and core engineering competencies when designing hydraulic manifolds in Manufacturing Outlook e-zine.
According to Patel, hydraulic manifolds require that engineering work closely with the manufacturing team for design optimization. Purchasing is often looking at short-term cost savings rather than efficiencies achieved during assembly, operations, and maintenance. Mission critical hydraulic manifolds are not the place to be penny wise pound foolish. From small mobile machines to heavy industrial plants, manifolds are mission critical to fluid power systems. Fluid power engineers and OEMs understand the benefits of properly engineered hydraulic manifolds. Nearly all hydraulic manifolds are engineered-to-order (ETO) to ensure improved overall layout with less cumbersome hoses and fluid connections.
Depending on the application, a small and compact sized manifold with cartridge valve design to suit confined spaces may remove the possibility for an “off the shelf” solution. With increased energy efficiency shorter flow paths minimize pressure drops reducing installation costs. Equally important in the ETO design process is the reduction of fluid leaks and upkeep. Often times this comes from fewer connections that can wear and loosen.
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About Hydraulic Manifolds USA:
For almost 50 years, the team at Hydraulic Manifolds USA has designed and manufactured standard and custom hydraulic manifolds. Nimit Patel, the President of Hydraulic Manifolds USA, brings innovation to the manufacture of custom and standard hydraulic manifolds or HIC, Hydraulic Integrated Circuits. Companies with difficult custom design challenges rely on the engineering and design teams who bring experience and creativity to each project.
Design change suggestions for both functionality and cost optimization ensure a trusted quality product, on time, at a competitive price. Established in 1971 as Selling Precision, the company grew steadily until relocating to its current state of the art facility. To more accurately capture the value proposition of the company, it was rebranded in 2017 as Hydraulic Manifolds USA.
ISO9001:2015 certified, the company has invested in the latest systems and technologies to better serve customers. In addition to designing the manifold (defining the shape and size), the company provides engineering advice assuring sound designs. Once the manifolds are manufactured, the company offers value added services – like assembly of valves, testing of assembled products, as well as plating and anodizing.
Company Name: Hydraulic Manifolds USA
Contact Person: Nimit Patel, President
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Address:264 Marshall Hill Rd.
City: West Milford
Country: United States