Master Mac 2000: Basic Information About Flow Control Valve

flow control valveA flow control valve manages the pressure of the hydraulic systems. It manages the airflow and allows any fluid to stream to the desired volume. This process creates a type of energy that can be utilised to operate light to substantial machine works. 

A basic example of a flow control valve is found in our homes and is categorised as a ball valve. It’s a type of valve that is dual-operational. It functions as an open-close module that slows or increases the flow.

An example of flow control valves is gate valves. They are present in each home that has a water connection. It primarily passes through the flow meter through waterline connections and is distributed for home-usage. It’s one of the most straightforward flow control valves that conveys liquid in a single pipeline. But the plumbing system at home is much simpler compared to a more sophisticated and mechanical hydraulic circuit.

A hydraulic system is a designed circuit that helps operate heavy types of machinery through the use of water power, converted to create water-pressurised energy. The designs, materials, and sizes of a flow control valve vary, but their purpose remains the same.

The Function of a Flow Control Valve

Flow control valves in a hydraulic system serve as the tool or the key that regulates the stream rate and the pressure needed for a specific operation. They can also control the type of stress during a process by adjusting the valve. Its concept is derived from physics as regulation of work, energy, and power. Aside from the flow control valve, other vital parts can also influence the operation of the system, which is why each mechanism should be in its right size and design.

The Proper Size of Flow Control Valve

As with any mechanised system, the system of hydraulics cannot process without the use of precision in the mechanism. Each part is like a cogwheel or in this case, an orifice that relays work to another network to progress. Without the appropriate fittings, the whole system could malfunction. It’s a mathematical system wherein the workload should be equal to the amount of energy released.

Master Mac 2000 is one of the trusted brands to beat. We provide you with the leading flow control valve and pneumatic system to power your hydraulic circuit. We have been operational in the industry for three decades. Rest assured that our products are highly commended, and a great addition to your machines. For more of our products, contact us through our website at

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About MasterMac2000: Your Trusted Pneumatic & Process Automation Partner.

LEADING THE INDUSTRY: Established in 1989, MasterMac2000 has grown to become one of Australia's largest privately owned pneumatic and process automation companies. We stock top-quality brands like Univer, Mack, Tolomatic, Mac, Piab, American, and Rotoflux in Brisbane.

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About The Author

Stuart Havill

Stuart Havill is the owner and manager of MasterMac2000, Queensland's largest privately owned pneumatic and process valve company.

With his early working career as a maintenance fitter for Boral in 1992, Stuart has spent his life in the field of pneumatics and process equipment. He gained extensive experience in plant design, maintenance, repairs, fabrication, and site management.

In 1996, he transitioned to a pneumatic sales technician role at MasterMac2000, where he excelled in key account management, providing cost-effective solutions, and managing a sales team of 9 employees.

Since 2002, Stuart has been the manager at MasterMac2000, overseeing the company's growth and establishing it as a leader in pneumatic automation and process valve engineering. His expertise spans customer training, CRM setup, industrial compressor sizing and installation, and turn-key project management.

Under Stuart's leadership, MasterMac2000 has been servicing the industry since 1988, with 5 full-time sales representatives covering northern rivers NSW, Queensland, Northern Territory, and PNG. The company prides itself on providing the best-priced solutions to all customers in the marketplace.

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