In the world of fluid power, one of the least-complex components is the shuttle valve. Operating on that premise, you may think you know all there is to know about them. Shuttle valves perform the simple function of allowing flow from an outlet port from either of two inlet ports while blocking flow to the other. A shuttle valve may look like two check valves mounted back-to-back, but that isn’t the case. While opposed check valves allow flow from one of two ports to a third, they
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