Load Shuttle Valve
A load shuttle valve communicates the higher of two inlet pressures at 1 and 3 to the outlet at 2. A steel ball is used to seal the lower pressure. Load shuttles have several common applications including:
- Logic for load sensing circuits
- Bi-directional motor brake release valve
Hot Oil Shuttle Valve
Hot oil shuttles are spool-type valves that use internal piloting at 2 and 4 to direct oil from the lower of the two input pressures to the outlet at 3. A common application for a hot oil shuttle is diverting fluid from the low pressure side of a closed-circuit hydrostatic loop for cooling and/or filtering.