Application Note: Spool Valve Optimization and Assembly (AN165)
Spool valves require crimping at a precise location in order to ensure uniform and balanced flow characteristics. Before approaching Sciemetric, a spool valve manufacturer had been attempting to solve this problem with another company. After spending about $30,000 and many months attempting to develop another system to do the job, they still could not get the system to work. A 30-minute discussion with Sciemetric solved the problem: a simple five-line program was all that was needed to complete the task.