Meter-In Circuit

Figure 1.8 shows a meter-in circuit with control of extend stroke. The inlet flow into the cylinder is controlled using a flow-control valve. In the return stroke, however, the fluid can bypass the needle valve and flow through the check valve and hence the return speed is not controlled. This implies that the extending speed of the cylinder is controlled whereas the retracing speed is not.

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