The best materials and tools available are used to produce our manifolds. The design of our manifolds will always achieve the best match with the specifications of our customers.
shakthi Engineering Works is specialized to machine stainless steel AISI316, and other exotic materials such as HYT60 and C40, all with excellent mechanical properties. Common use for shakthi Engineering Works is to have large stock supplies of these materials. shakthi Engineering Works also produces very big manifolds. Manifolds up to 10 Tons gross weight are frequently delivered. shakthi Engineering Works has become a prominent producer of big manifold blocks for many customers within several branches of the hydraulic industry. Because of their renomated quality, these big manifolds represent unique pieces of craftsmanship.
AISI316 steel (the standard molybdenum-bearing grade) has excellent overall corrosion resistant properties and has particularly higher resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion in chloride environments. Compared to chromium-nickel austenitic stainless steels, 316L stainless steel offers higher creep, stress to rupture and tensile strength at elevated temperatures
HYT 60 steel is most suitable for the construction of valves and hydraulic parts because of its excellent machinability. Its perfect homogeneity and oil density permits the use even under high pressure. C40 special steel quality for hydraulic applications has excellent drilling-, milling- and machining characteristics. In delivery condition this steel is normalized annealed, fitting to best machinability.
Other (also exotic) materials have specific properties which indicate the suitability for certain defined purposes. DUPLEX, among others, has a great future. Duplex steel is characterized by excellent corrosion-resistance, high mechanical strength, high wear-resistance and good suitability for welding.