FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS





HOW LONG HAVE ROSEBROOK VALVES BEEN MANUFACTURED?

OUR FIRST VALVES WERE SHIPPED IN 1965. WE HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURING AND MAINTAINNG VALVES SINCE THAT TIME.
 
 

CAN I ATTACH THIS TO MY MILLING MACHINE?

ROSEBROOK OFFERS A CONTROL VALVE.  IT MAY BE USED ON ANY MACHINE THAT HAS HYDRAULIC CYLINDERS OR HYDRAULIC MOTORS ON THE WAYS.
 
 

WHAT ARE THE HYDRAULIC POWER REQUIREMENTS FOR THE VALVE?

THE ROSEBROOK VALVES OPERATE AT PRESSURES BETWEEN 150 PSI AND 1500 PSI.  MOST VALVES OPERATE AT 400 PSI TO 600 PSI WITH GOOD RESULTS.  YOUR HYDRAULIC POWER UNIT WILL NEED ADEQUATE HORSEPOWER TO HANDLE THE VOLUME & PRESSURE REQUIRED FOR THE MILLING MACHINE.  IT WILL NEED A 10 MICRON FILTER LARGE ENOUGH TO HANDLE FULL VOLUME.  IT WILL NEED A TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED COOLER CAPABLE OF MAINTAINING 110-130 DEGREES FARENHEIT.
 
 

WHAT TYPE OF HYDRAULIC OIL SHOULD I USE?

ROSEBROOK TRACERS ARE DESIGNED TO OPERATE ON ANY HYDRAULIC OIL FROM 80 SSU TO 300 SSU VISCOSITY.  THE ONE WE USE IN OUR SHOP IS MOBIL DTE 24.
 
 

WHAT SIZE CYLINDER ARE BEST?

FOR SLOW CUTTER RPM & SLOW FEED RATES ON MACHINES WITH SLIDES OVER 2000 POUNDS CYLINDER 7 DIAMETER(177MM) ARE RECOMMENDED.  FOR FASTER CUTTING AND LIGHTER MACHINES A MINIMUM OF 5 DIAMETER (127MM).
 
 

CAN I USE FLUID MOTORS?

YOU CAN USE FLUID MOTORS WITH ANTI-BACKLASH BALL SCREWS.  BE SURE THAT THERE IS NOT ANY LOST MOTION DUE TO THE GEARING.
 
 

IS FACTORY TRAINING AVAILABLE?

FACTORY TRAINING IS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE USING ROSEBROOK TRACER VALVES.  THE TRAINING CONSIST OF 4-8 HOURS AT THE FACTORY.  THIS TRAINING IS PROVIDED AT NO COST BUT MUST BE SCHEDULED.  PARTICIPANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TRANSPORTATION AND ACCOMADATIONS.
 
 

MY TRACER IS NOT WORKING PROPERLY.  CAN ROSEBROOK HELP?

WE OFFER PARTS & REPAIR SERVICE FOR ALL VALVES THAT WE MANUFACTURE.  WE ALSO OFF CAN HELP GUIDE YOU ON THE TELEPHONE THROUGH DIFFICULTIES.
 
 

CAN ROSEBROOK TRACERS REPLACE TRUE TRACE & OTHER BRANDS?

IN MOST CASES ROSEBROOK TRACERS CAN BE USED INTERCHANGEABLY WITH OTHER VALVES.
 
 

CAN I USE THE SAME MOUNTING HOLES I USE FOR MY TRUE TRACE?

ROSEBROOK 3D VALVES HAVE AN ALTERNATE MOUNTING HOLE PATTERN TO MATCH TRUE TRACE MOUNTING PATTERN.  OUR 180 DEGREE VALVES ARE EASILY ADAPTABLE TO ANY MOUNTING CONFIGURATION.
 
 

ARE OPERATION MANUALS AVAILABLE?

ROSEBROOK CAN PROVIDE OPERATION MANUALS ON REQUEST.  PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU NEED ONE TO OPERATE YOUR VALVE.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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