Enerpac Hydraulics

Enerpac’s New Venturi Valves Speed Up Reaction Time for Single Acting Cylinders

Venturi Valve

Menomonee Falls, WI—March 20, 2018—Enerpac, an international market leader in high-pressure hydraulics, introduces new Venturi valves, improving the reaction speed of single-acting, spring and load return cylinders by up to three times.

Venturi valves create a vacuum-like effect in a pump system, drawing the oil from the cylinder and back to the pump’s reservoir at a much faster rate which increases the retraction speed of the plunger by up to three times. Venturi valves are available in both manual and electric configurations. Enerpac also offers retrofit kits for field installation on existing pumps for manual valves and solenoid operated valves.

“These new valves are used in many applications throughout the industry,” said Jay Baudhuin, Senior Global Product Manager-Pumps. “Some examples are assisting the return stroke of single acting cylinders in presses and plunger attachments and completely returning low-height high tonnage cylinders after lifting a bridge deck.”

Venturi valves are an excellent choice for improving the efficiency of high tonnage cylinders. The retraction speed for spring return models can be slower than desired. Once the load is removed from a load return cylinder, the plunger will not fully retract without additional equipment to force the plunger back into the base of the cylinder.

For more information, visit www.enerpac.com.

About Enerpac
Enerpac is an international market leader in high-pressure hydraulics, with 28 offices in 22 different countries and over 1,000 employees. Enerpac produces thousands of high-pressure hydraulic products that are distributed worldwide. Enerpac focuses on the design of products, from the smallest cylinder to complete computer-operated lifting & positioning systems, which increase productivity and make work safer and easier to perform.

About Actuant
Enerpac is wholly owned by Actuant Corporation, a diversified industrial company serving customers from operations in more than 30 countries and is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Actuant trades on the NYSE under the symbol ATU. For further information on Actuant and its businesses, visit the company’s website at www.actuant.com.


North and South America: Roberta Moring, Marketing Communications Leader – Americas roberta.moring@enerpac.com Phone 262-293-1655

Europe, Middle East, Africa, India: Maarten Franken, Global Marketing Communications Leader maarten.franken@enerpac.com Phone 31 318 53 5911