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WHAT IS THE FUNCTION OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL VALVE?

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To change the direction of airflow to and from the cylinder, we use a directional control valve. The moving part in a directional control valve will connect and disconnect internal flow passages within the valve body. This action results in a control of airflow direction.. The typical directional control valve consists of a valve body with four internal flow passages within the valve body and a sliding spool. Shifting the spool alternately connects a cylinder port to supply pressure or the exhaust port. With the spool in the position where the supply pressure is connected to port A and port B is connected to the exhaust port, the cylinder will extend. Then, with the spool in the other extreme position, supply pressure is connected to port B and port A is connected to the exhaust port, now the cylinder retracts. With a directional control valve in a circuit, the cylinder's piston rod can be extended or retracted and work performed






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