Cartridge Valve facilitates machine control/reliability.

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Counterbalance Valve CB10, used to control and modulate motion of load in hydraulic system, can be employed in custom manifold to create hydraulic integrated circuit. Threaded valve is available with pilot ratios of 3.5:1, 4.5:1, and 10:1, which allow valve to be used to control cylinders or high inertia overrunning motor loads. Optional atmospheric vent eliminates effects of back pressure, allowing valve to be used in series circuit.

Original Press Release:

Sauer-Danfoss International Design Team Creates Counterbalance Valve for Machine Control and Reliability

AMES, IOWA, USA - SAUER-DANFOSS, INC. (NYSE:SHS; FSE:SAR) Today Sauer-Danfoss announced the release of the first cartridge valve to be developed by an international team of design engineers, the Counterbalance Valve CB10. The Cartridge valve and Hydraulic Integrated Circuit (HIC) product line of Sauer-Danfoss has integrated European and North American design and manufacturing entities to better control quality and provide quicker custom design, product delivery and technical support, especially to multinational clients. The CB10 is the first cartridge valve product to be developed jointly and manufactured globally.

To better serve mobile equipment manufacturers worldwide, Sauer-Danfoss acquired Compact Controls in Hillsboro, Oregon in January 2001, and Comatrol S.p.A. in Reggio Emilia, Italy starting in April 2002. When added to the North American location's 27 years of hands-on experience in developing valves, the result is a group of innovative designers and highly-skilled production people who deliver custom solutions in shorter time frames. The CB10 design team members were from Reggio Emilia, Italy, and Hillsboro, Oregon. Directional control valves and cartridge valves/HICs are manufactured in Brazil, Denmark, Italy, Slovakia; and Oregon and South Carolina, USA.

Advantages of CB10
CB10 is the latest addition to a full line of cartridge valves that can be employed in a custom manifold to create a hydraulic integrated circuit (HIC). The HIC provides a compact package for hydraulic control with reduced plumbing, easier installation and service, and fewer leak points than traditional hydraulic systems. Typical applications for CB10 include boom lifts, scissor lifts, winches, cranes, and low-power propel systems, such as aerial lifts and greens mowers. They are well suited to mobile equipment for turf care, road building, agriculture, construction, forestry and other industries. The new valves are part of Sauer-Danfoss' complete line of valves, pumps, motors and electronics for mobile equipment.

Counterbalance valves are used to control and modulate the motion of a load in a hydraulic system. The CB10 gives machine operators more precise control and lengthens the life span of the machine by reducing instability and improving performance. The threaded valves can be directly mounted on cylinders, low-speed, high torque motors, or in any custom designed HIC for a wide variety of applications. An optional atmospheric vent eliminates the effects of back pressure, allowing the valve to be used in a series circuit, such as in a scissor lift or truck mounted crane. Various pilot ratios, including 3.5:1, 4.5:1 and 10:1, allow the valve to be used to control cylinders or high inertia overrunning motor loads by controlling the pressure in the system as needed.

Sauer-Danfoss Inc. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of engineered hydraulic and electronic systems and components, for use primarily in applications of mobile equipment. Sauer-Danfoss, with more than 7,000 employees worldwide and revenue of more than $1 billion, has sales, manufacturing, and engineering capabilities in Europe, the Americas, and the Asia-Pacific region. The Company's executive offices are located near Chicago in Lincolnshire, Illinois. More details online at

Giovanni Iori  Sauer-Danfoss (Comatrol S.p.A.)  Phone: +39-0522-915521
(technical issues) Reggio Emilia,Italy
Dave Wohlsdorf Sauer-Danfoss Phone: 1-515-239-6252
(commercial issues) Ames, Iowa, USA

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