Aluminum and ductile iron have been the standard in the manifold world for years, but stainless steel is quickly becoming more common in the hydraulic manifold industry. Its strength, durability, and excellent corrosion resistance make it the optimal choice for certain applications such as subsea, mining, and corrosive environments. Other applications include oil and gas, washdown, semiconductor, and the food industry.
Prime Motion & Control can produce most of its standard products in stainless steel.
This includes cavity body applications, and we are continuously expanding our stainless machining capabilities.
In many cases, Prime Motion & Control can use readily available 17-4h1150 stainless steel in place of ductile iron.
It is much stronger than its more popular cousins 304 and 316. On the Rockwell C scale, it has a hardness of 28 and a yield strength of 105,000 PSI.
Our stainless steel products are passivated to maximize the natural corrosion resistance of the material.
This process removes surface contamination that can potentially form rust or initiate corrosion.
As stainless steel takes on a larger role in the hydraulic manifold industry, Prime Motion & Control will continue to invest in equipment, tooling, and training for the expansion of our stainless steel offerings