The Brand, DCF directional flow control valve combines the features of a four-way directional control
valve, a full range pressure compensated by-pass type flow control valve, and a pilot operated pressure
relief valve, all in one compact package. This valve reduces the number of fittings, plumbing and
potential leakage points in hydraulic circuits. The manual handle provides fine metering to either port.
Flow to the work port is directly proportional to the movement of the lever. Flow out of each work port
is constant regardless of load changes, this allows the customer to maintain smooth and constant
movement of a cylinder or motor. Every DCF comes standard with a pilot operated relief. The tank port
must be plumbed directly back to tank.
The Brand, DC directional control valve does not have the flow control feature of the DCF. The DC can be used in series but the spool is difficult to shift when there is tank pressure. The DC offers an optional high lift ball spring relief to take the place