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Steed Hydraulic Technology is the premiere Asian manufacturer of hydraulic valves, pumps, filters, heat exchangers and related hydraulic accessories. They manufacture a full range of premium quality components while continuously releasing new products in expanding markets. Higginson Equipment Inc is a proud partner with the experience and expertise to specify and recommend the right component for your application.
Steed products are fully tested to meet high standards, and built to operate in a variety of applications. Steed’s R & D team has many years of experience which is reflected in the durability and long lifespan of their complete line of products. Steed and Higginson pride ourselves in responsive customer service and quick lead times. Established in 2011, Steed is already the fastest growing fluid power manufacturer in the market.
Featured Product Line: Aluminum Hydraulic Filter Assemblies
Steed is known for their premium hydraulic filter assemblies offering a wide range of pressure, flow and filtration quality ratings. We offer a full range of aluminum housing hydraulic filter assemblies for return line or pressure filter applications. The FP-Series filter is available in all-aluminum construction, offering a range of mesh and glass fibre elements for return line applications less than 24 GPM (90 L/min) at below 360 PSI.
Stepping up a notch in pressure capacity (1000 PSI) but exponentially in flow rate is the SMPH mega flow series filters capable of more than 90 GPM (350 L/min) depending on the application. This same filter is available in a dual-head version (DMPH) that allows live change out of filter elements when one bowl is selected using the ball valve.
If high pressure is the game, we offer four sizes of the DHP high pressure aluminum filter assembly. Although relatively small the DHP-04 ranges from 4 GPM (15 L/min) flow rates at 3 micron absolute filtration right up to 26 GPM (100 L/min) with 40 micron mesh elements, and either example will withstand 1500 PSI of working pressure.
At the other extreme is the aluminum DHHP-10 series with up to 2” ports, and all versions rated for 3000 PSI. The smallest assembly with a 3-micron absolute filter is still capable of 37 GPM (140 L/min) and grows to 158 GPM (600 L/min) using Steed’s 40 micron mesh element. Spanning the difference between the DHP-04 and DHHP-10 are the DHP-06 and DHHP-08, which completes the DHP series to provide you with the best filter for your application and budget.
Product Spotlight 400 bar vane pumps
There are piston pumps not capable of 400 bar (5800 PSI) continuous pressure, let alone vane pumps. Steed saw a gap in the market and created their HVQ Series high-pressure vane pump. Ranging in displacement from 4cc to 23 cc, this pump is capable of 450 bar peak pressure. Even in poorly lubricated water glycol applications, this pump can still produce 255 bar (3700 PSI) all day long.
If a higher flow range is required, you can step up to the DVQ Series, producing displacements of up to 75cc/revolution, or about 4.6 cubic inches per rev. You’ll need to bring out the big guns from your electric motor supplier, since these pumps are capable of well over a hundred horsepower worth of efficient operation, while still being very contamination resistant. Get in touch with our experienced sales staff to help you spec your pump today.
Higginson offers a wide range of Steed accessories to complete your hydraulic system. Power unit finishing components such level/temperature gauges, filler-breather caps and cleanout panels are all priced with the local hydraulic shop in mind. Pressure gauges are a staple for any system, and we stock the common sizes and ratings, even offering digital gauges for easy reading. If you're looking for needle valves, flow controls and check valves, our extensive line provides the best quality at the lowest price.
We're proud of our Steed line of screw-in cartridge valves, which fit both Sun and Common cavity dimensions. Quick delivery of pressure, flow and directional valves will get you out of trouble when the competitors take months to deliver. Have a look at our catalogue to find the valve that best suits your application. We even offer proportional valves and logic elements with the exceptional combination of quality and price you expect from Steed. You can view our Sun valve crossover list, but if you're unsure of what you need, get in touch so our technical staff can help cross the valve for you.
Keep your cool with one of the most comprehensive lines of heat exchangers on the market. With proven tube and fin design or modern plate and bar aluminum designs, we can provide the best cooling solution for your application. We offer 12- and 24-volt DC liquid-to-air coolers up to 66 GPM (250L/min), and the same flow range in all standard AC voltages. Steed also supplies a wide selection of liquid-to-liquid shell and tube heat exchangers, ranging from 16 GPM (60L/min) all the way to a monstrous 1160 GPM (4400L/min).
No other manufacturer offers such a comprehensive line of electronics for the control and monitoring of fluid power systems as does Steed. View our catalogue of pressure switches, transducers, level switches and digital pressure gauges. Steed manufactures a wide range of plug and play D03 and D05 stack valve pressure switches, saving you time and money over a mess of fittings and plumbing. Higginson Equipment offers their exclusive, in-house manufactured D03 analogue pressure switch, the BT Series Valve Switch Block. This device offers analogue output along with NPN or PNP switching and a digital display to boot. View the BT Series Valve switch datasheet and reach out to us for a quote.
Steed and Higginson offer the most comprehensive line of hydraulic filters outside of the "big guys." Steed manufactures every type of suction, return and pressure filter for every application and budget. The RFTD is a staple in-tank return filter used on power units around the world, but our SMPH aluminum inline filter kicks up the flow and pressure capacity with a wide range of absolute and nominal filter elements available. From stack valve filters to small inline filters, we can provide the filter you need.
The workhorses of the hydraulic industry, gear pumps do exactly what's needed without the fluff; provide you with flow at a low cost. Although sometimes considered a commodity, you must still find a supplier with competitive price, high quality and reasonable delivery, which Steed and Higginson offer you. We have your covered with 0.35cc pumps, all the way up to 90cc and everywhere in between. As you'd expect, all configurations of mount, shaft and porting is available, so we have every application covered. Through-drive pumps in various combinations of displacement up to four pumps long can be configured. Most pumps can be optioned with high pressure seals or drains to allow operation as a motor, and some designs can be configured as flow dividers up to 7-stations wide. Call us today to cross your current pump or provide you with a quote for a new application.
Solenoid Sandwich Valves
Steed's huge selection of solenoid valves are perfect for OEM's and the machine tool market. A great combination of quality and price makes them a top choice to replace Yuken, Nachi, Toyooki, Daikin and others. Whether you're building power units by the dozens or just need a replacement valve for your CNC machine, we have you covered. Available in D03, D05, D07 and D08 bodies, Steed has every configuration of spool and coils, from 12 and 24 volt direct current, to 110 VAC to 220VAC.
Modular Stack Valves
Solenoid Sandwich Valves rarely operate alone, and we've got you covered with a wide selection of pressure and flow valves for D03 up to D08 sizes. Relief, reducing and counterbalance pressure valves are offered alongside throttle and flow control valves. Various configuration of check valves (standard or pilot operated) are available for D03, D05, D07 and D08 valves. If you need help building your stack valve circuit, reach out to one of our hydraulic specialists to assist you.
To compliment our line of stack valves, Steed and Higginson also offer a wide range of electro-proportional valves. We offer a wide range of pressure and flow ratings, from standard to pilot operated configurations. Choose between proportional relief valves or proportional pressure reducing valves in various sizes. Steed also manufactures proportional directional valves from D03 to D08, giving you an option up to 80 GPM of directional control with proportional accuracy. Of course, amplifiers and controllers are offered for all valves. Send us an email for details.
Pressure Compensated Flow Controls
Although they offer many forms of flow control valves, Steed's F-Series pressure compensated flow control valves are a model of accuracy and precision. We can provide fine control down to less than 1 L/min for test rigs, and options for manual or solenoid bypass. The unique front dial on the inline valves are like no other valve control method. The same fine control is available for stack valves, also with manual or solenoid overrides to bypass the orifice. Click the link below for a flow control experience like you've never seen.
Steed manufactures a vane pump for every application, whether as a replacement for popular pump models, or as a specialized high pressure or coolant design. View the catalogue for options on fixed or variable displacement vane pumps. Offered in single, double or triplet models, any combination of flow is available for complex circuits. Like most vane pumps, they are easily repairable and available in many combinations of ports and displacements.
Variable Displacement Pumps
Steed continues their support of the machine tool industry by providing a long list of variable displacement piston and vane pumps for every application. Higginson crosses pumps from Bosch Rexroth, Nachi, Vickers, Daikin, Yuken, Toyooki and others. Steed pumps are reliable and efficient, capable of running in 24/7 production environments. View the catalogue for a list of some of the available pump designs. However, Higginson offers many more Steed pumps not in the datasheet, from A10VSO-series, AR-series, PV-series and VPS-series.