A hydraulic manifold is a component that regulates fluid flow between
pumps and actuators and other components in a hydraulic system.
A hydraulic manifold is one essential element in any hydraulic system that controls the flow of fluid between various components. Any failure of its functionality can effectively cripple the entire system of hydraulics. Manifold is tasked to manage the liquid flow between pumps, actuators and all other connected components. What is a manifold made up of? It is composed of valves and each valve is connected to other valves in a way that facilitates proper control over the fluid flow.
Every manifold design is different and hence buyers need to be careful with their purchase because different manifolds have different specialities. Therefore in buying a manifold, one has to be clear with things related to type of fluid, seal materials, number and type of valves, pressure, environmental conditions, electrical voltage, etc.