Custom Valve Solutions
Our Engineered Solutions Group offers complete fluid handling and pneumatic system design, development and production capabilities. As a leading customized valve manufacturer, we are uniquely qualified to assist on projects where standard catalog components fall short, and a better valve, or valve system, is required.
Direct more engineering time to leveraging your technology; outsource your fluid handing or pneumatic control to us.
Why choose Humphrey as your Custom Valve Manufacturer?
- A privately held, Michigan-based manufacturer since 1901. Supplier of fluid handling and pneumatic control products since 1957.
- 30 years of experience developing Engineered Solutions, collaborating with client engineers on a peer-to-peer level as a fluid system control expert/partner.
- A variety of proven custom valve solutions and proprietary sealing technologies to select from.
- Advanced engineering tools utilized, such as CFD, FEA, Magnetic FEA and SLA modeling.
- Regulatory experience and process control systems in place, including ISO 9001 certification since 1997.
The Engineered Solutions Process
With years of experience as a custom valve manufacturer, we have perfected the Humphrey Engineered Solutions development process. While we do the heavy lifting, you will collaborate and consult with Humphrey engineers throughout development. Here's how:
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A series of visits and/or phone calls to capture enough technical, commercial and schedule (timeline) requirements for the project.
Includes identifying any quality and regulatory requirements, and post-sale support expectations.
An initial project proposal (SOW), summarizing details and estimated budget, is prepared for review and approval by the client.
Sketches and drawings are prepared (at times more than one possible solution) and until a design is agreed upon for prototyping.
It is possible multiple prototype loops are necessary until a final working prototype is approved.
Phase ends with a customer specification drawing produced and agreed upon, capturing all technical, quality and performance attributes of the product.
A formal proposal is prepared to an appropriate detail such that a purchase order or contract can be issued by the client.
Once received, production readiness activities are executed, including tooling and fixtures, assembly and test equipment, and part qualification submittals.
Often, a pre-production qualification cycle is scheduled and completed.
Production begins with the end in mind – to ship defect-free, on-time and as-promised to customer satisfaction.
Follow up visits are common, particularly meetings with those who live with the product after the development period (i.e., your quality and production staff).
We seek long-term, mutually beneficial relationships, earned through trust via excellent performance and service.
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What Are Your Requirements?
Over the years, our clients have realized benefits from custom valve solutions in the following areas.
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Think Inside the Box
Humphrey Products manufactures pneumatic valves, actuators and cylinders for standard applications and custom applications. This video, "Think Inside the Box," will show you how Humphrey Products has created unique custom valve solutions for many pneumatic application challenges.