A new system of manifolds for hydraulics allows a number of functions to be simply designed and combined, like building blocks. Manufacturer Nihab says it is a further development of the basic idea with manifolds.

Functions offered include direction valves, pressure filter, pressure reduction and load sensing. Using the Legoflex system specials can be built up into a manifold system for the same price as a standard solution, it is claimed.

The design occupies less space than conventional pipes with hoses, fittings, sandwich plates, etc., and a simpler and more elegant solution can be achieved.