Hydraulic Valve Springs
Force Technology focuses on technical excellence and is one of Europe’s most technically advanced and innovative hydraulic spring manufacturers.
We offer consistent batch repeatability, excellent batch capability, precision tolerancing and product cleanliness.
Force Technology’s design engineers have worked with many of Europe’s main hydraulic companies over the last 30 years, as the “go to” resource for hydraulic spring design and technical support.
All the parts are manufactured on site at the factory in Blackpool in the north west of England and parts are delivered globally.
We use the world’s best materials including high tensile carbon steels, music wires (M4 and M5), 301 17/7 PH stainless steel and valve quality grades of silicon chrome alloys with the addition of vanadium, nickel and molybdenum for high tensile and ultra-high tensile. Valve grade materials are available in superclean, eddy current tested and shaved options.
All parts are processed with very close attention to detail and to ensure the optimum in surface residual stress. We can offer end grinding, shot peening, pre-stressing and hot pre-stressing for the ultimate in performance and fatigue.
Most of our products go through customer validation and we are very familiar with the requirements of PPAP. We can also offer in-house fatigue testing to 10 million cycles for most applications.
Fluid Power and Hydraulic Spring end applications include:
- Construction Vehicles
- Off Highway Vehicles
- Forklift Trucks
- Military Vehicles
- Mining Equipment
Our technical team continues to develop advanced engineering solutions to ensure:
- maximised spring force in reduced space envelope
- optimised surface residual stresses for improved spring performance
- effective coatings for longer corrosion proofing
- reduced spring stresses for longer fatigue life
- improved tolerances and batch repeatability for better consistency
- excellent Cp and Cpk results