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Manifold Application News—Evolution of a Manifold Solution

HIC Custom Manifold achieves 11% cost savings and eliminates 39 hydraulic leak points

Daman Products proves that 21st-century design and manufacturing efficiencies make it easier than ever to source one-piece Hydraulic Integrated Circuit (HIC) Custom Manifold solutions that reduce costs and leak points. Today’s fluid power standard solutions can be designed as custom engineered solutions — reducing labor hours, leak points, number of components, and over-all costs.

leaky manifold old manifold


Several years ago, Daman had a project where a machine builder spec’d in standard components for a manifold consisting of six-station D05H manifolds, three-station D08H manifolds, an in-line pressure reducing body, and 24 stacked modules. The primary issues with the standard solution were:

  • 24 Stacked modules
  • 48 Leak points
  • 50 Labor hours for assembly
  • Excessive maintenance costs
  • Excessive overall project costs

standard manifold


The Daman team worked with their distributor to replace 25 components with a one-piece custom engineered manifold solution. Some of the benefits included:

  • Eliminating 39 leak points
  • Eliminating 30 labor hours
  • 11% cost savings
  • Easy assembly
  • Future maintenance benefits

custom manifold


custom manifold solutionDaman collaborated with their distributor to provide a HIC Custom Manifold solution that eliminated 11% in overall costs for this $24,000 custom project. 30 labor hours were saved in addition to reducing the solution to only nine leak points.

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Daman Goes Beyond Manifolds with Cavity Bodies

Coming soon, Daman will be adding 6,250 part numbers to our new Cavity Body Line!

Looking for Availability of Valve Setting and Small Circuit Solutions?

Because of our extensive investment in cavity tooling and inspection equipment, we can provide our customers with high-quality small circuit solutions and solutions for setting valves that are not readily available elsewhere. Our decades of experience help us to repeatedly meet the close tolerances required in cartridge valve body components.

About The New Product Line

Our comprehensive, new cavity body line is comprised of 37 different cavity sizes which include nine common cavity sizes from C-8-2 through C-16-3 along with 28 of the most popular sizes from Sun, each having the following five port types available:

ISO 6149

  • Three to five different port size options will be offered for each port type.
  • Our entire line can be manufactured in aluminum or ductile iron, with or without gauge ports, with or without surface coatings— clear or black anodize for aluminum and electroless nickel for ductile.
  • Each part will have two through mounting holes and ship with two bolts.
  • For our customer’s convenience, our new cavity bodies can face left or right while still being able to read the part number when mounted.

Daman’s goal is to create value and convenience whenever we can. In this current market of extended lead times, we are making the effort to be part of the solution.

For decades Daman Products’ standard line has focused on serving the surface-mounted valve market with quality and service leadership. Today, we are proud to announce that we are bringing that same service and quality leadership to the cartridge valve cavity body market.

Stay tuned for the announcement of our release date, catalog pages, order information and pricing!

For more information, contact us at sales@daman.com.


A Partnership in Design

In the early 90′s, PARO rolled out an innovative software package—HydroMan— that was years in the making. Their powerful hydraulic manifold software revolutionized the way manifolds are designed today. PARO was looking for simplicity, reliability, and effectiveness, making designs a snap compared to the weeks and numerous revisions it took to complete a hand drawn manifold.

Daman Products was PARO’s first US-based company—and one of the first companies anywhere—to give HydroMan a try. Since then, their relationship has blossomed into a kind of partnership. “Daman is very specialized and knows what they are doing,” said Marc, CEO of PARO Software, which is why he had no qualms about incorporating Daman’s advice into their software. ”We’ve spent countless hours tailoring our software to work seamlessly for Daman. It’s been a partnership that has been mutually beneficial.”

Daman’s Distributor Services Manager, Matt Giloth said, “From the very beginning, PARO has understood the intricacies and challenges of manifold design. PARO is not just an engineering software company, they are also manifold people. They speak the same language as us.”

This year, Daman implemented PARO’s newest custom manifold design innovation called HydroSym, a hydraulic schematic design software. It allows Daman designers to quickly and easily recreate hydraulic circuits in the software using an extensive library of component data sheets and circuit drawing innovations.

It is not often the software developer has such an extensive shared knowledge base with the customer. Beyond that, Daman and PARO are both driven to continuously improve for their customers. This has made for an exciting and fruitful relationship over the last twenty-five-plus years, and Daman is excited about future plans to work together. >>SEE VIDEO

Surface Treatments for Daman Manifolds

There are many benefits of applying a surface finish treatment to your manifold such as improved appearance, corrosion resistance, improved paint adhesion, and increased surface hardness. The type of material, its application, and the purpose for the coating are used to determine the proper treatment for your part. In this video, Daman describes the different applications and highlights the process of anodize and electroless nickel surface treatments.

Surface treatments for hydraulic manifolds

For more information about surface finish treatments, contact us.