Brake Valves

MICO® Modulating Hydraulic Power Brake Valves provide directional control of brake system pressure. They also provide the operator with a "pedal feel" proportional to brake system pressure. These valves are designed for use with vehicles that are equipped with other hydraulic power devices. This feature eliminates the need for a separate power brake unit or separate hydraulic fluid system. There are single valves for single brake systems, tandem valves for split brake systems, valves with pilot sections, and reverse modulating valves. MICO offers modulating valves in a spool design and a poppet design. Although there are inherent benefits to both, the spool design provides lower hysteresis while the poppet design provides very low leakage. Modulating valves can be operated by pedal, lever, cable, cam, pilot pressure, and electro-mechanical devices.

Related Product Information

Application Data Sheet - Brake Valves (Form Number 80-460-042)

This sheet is used for Brake Valve System applications.

MICO uses application data sheets to collect machine and/or vehicle information specific to an application. They are also helpful for understanding the environment and manner in which the machine/vehicle will be operated. Our Engineering Department uses application data sheet information to select suitable brake components that are designed to meet your application needs.

MICO holds this information in strict confidence. Your machine/vehicle information is strictly for application assistance and will not be sold or shared with anyone outside of MICO, Incorporated.

Application Data Sheet - Reverse Modulating Valves (Form Number 80-460-046)

This sheet is used for Reverse Modulating Brake Valve applications. These valves are intended for mobile equipment and are normally used in conjunction with spring apply hydraulic release brakes.

MICO uses application data sheets to collect machine and/or vehicle information specific to an application. They are also helpful for understanding the environment and manner in which the machine/vehicle will be operated. Our Engineering Department uses application data sheet information to select suitable brake components that are designed to meet your application needs.

MICO holds this information in strict confidence. Your machine/vehicle information is strictly for application assistance and will not be sold or shared with anyone outside of MICO, Incorporated.

Flow Control Valve Service Instructions (Form Number 81-466-106)

Flow Control Valve Service Instructions

Hydraulic Brake Valves Catalog (Form Number 84-466-001)

This 64-page catalog is loaded with features, model numbers and specifications.

SAE Technical Paper - Reverse Modulating Brake Valves, Circuit Design Considerations and Applications (Form Number 80-950-074)

Eight-page technical paper. Topics discussed include; design prerequisites, circuit design considerations, component selection, and brake design considerations.

This paper was written for the 43rd Annual Earthmoving Industry Conference held at Peoria, Illinois.

Technical Article - Selection Procedures for Brakes (Form Number 80-950-102)

Four-page article. Topics include; industrial and mobile selection, heat dissipation, and braking ratio. A discussion on modular brake systems is also spotlighted.

This article was printed in Hydraulics and Pneumatics Magazine.

Technical Paper - Brought to a Stop IVT Article (Form Number 80-950-205)

Four-page article. All machines need brakes and some also need the ability to "inch". Often a machine class and size will determine the appropriate braking/inching configuration.

This article was printed in Industrial Vehicle Technology Magazine.

Technical Paper - Full Power Hydraulic Brake Actuation Design Considerations (Form Number 80-950-098)

Thirteen-page technical paper. Topics include; design prerequisites, brake actuation systems, open center, closed center, and load sense system integration, and reverse modulating brake actuation.

This paper was originally presented at the 10th International Conference on FLUID POWER the future for hydraulics.

Technical Paper - Hydraulic Brake Systems and Components for Off-Highway Vehicles and Equipment (Form Number 80-950-073)

Ten-page technical paper. Topics include non-boosted and boosted brake actuation circuits as well as full power hydraulic brake systems.

This paper was presented at the International Fluid Power Exposition and Technical Conference.