As a subsidiary of Crane Co., Barksdale possesses the financial resources of a global leader, while focusing on building strong partnerships with individual customers and our communities.

How We Help OEMs and Our Community to Succeed

As a subsidiary of Crane Co., Barksdale possesses the financial resources of a global leader, yet we also are focused on building strong partnerships with individual customers and our communities.

The Crane Fund

Established in 1914 as a private charitable trust, The Crane Fund provides financial assistance to former employees of Crane Co. (or their dependents) who are physically disabled or unable to be self-supporting and in need of assistance. Currently, the fund assists more than 1,200 individuals/families globally.

Crane Foundation

Created in 1951, Crane Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization. The focus of the fund is to make charitable contributions to religious, cultural, educational and scientific groups. Crane Foundation offers its employees a program wherein monetary gifts to educational institutions are matched. Any employee with at least one year of service may receive a 100% match on their donation up to a maximum of $5,000 per year. Email Crane Foundation for an application form.

The Crane Fund for Widows and Children

The mandate of the Crane Fund for Widows and Children is to provide direct assistance to the underserved by financially supporting local agencies, charities and schools in the communities where Crane Co. and its subsidiaries conduct business.

Crane Co.: Four Engineering-Led Manufacturing Businesses

Crane Co. business segments design and manufacture engineered industrial products.

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Our History

Helping OEMs to Succeed Since 1949

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1949

Barksdale founded in 1949 by L.S. Barksdale

Invented Shear-Seal® technology

1950

Barksdale became a division of DeLaval Turbine Co.

1960

First sale of mechanical pressure switch

1964

Foundation of Barksdale International (Frankfurt)

1968

Dynalco founded with a focus on process industries

1975

(Dynalco): SPD100, LST100, DMP105 and UMD100 launched

Barksdale explosion-proof temperature switches installed in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline

First sale in center pivot irrigation market

1988

Compact mechanical pressure switches invented

1989

First electronic pressure switch with display, the UDS1 transducer

Barksdale air valve developed for heavy-duty commercial vehicles, leveraging Shear-Seal technology

1992

First air suspension valve (ASV) developed for trucks

1994

Crane Co. purchased Barksdale

1995

400 Series transducer launch

A full ASV product line was introduced

Entry into the bus market

1997

Barksdale introduced the explosion-proof pressure switch

2004

First compact mechanical pressure switch 8000 sold in Germany

2005

Barksdale began sales in China with a sales team in Shanghai

Began manufacturing in Suzhou

2009

600 Series transducer introduced

2011

Barksdale consolidated with Dynalco

Dynalco starts selling the Catalyst monitor

2012

First win in bus market

2013

Barksdale manufactured 7000S MP5, 600TR, UNS1000 level in Suzhou

2014

Generation 3000 electronic switch product suite introduced

2016

Dynalco introduced digital speed switch SST7000

2017

Entry into agriculture market with ASV in partnership with John Deere

2018

Electronic expansion with Hart BPS300 transducer with IO link and electric thermostat

Dynalco celebrated 50th anniversary

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People Inspecting

We’ve had some opportunities arise, and Barksdale’s team has been able to react quickly. Without them doing what they do, we wouldn’t have been able to go forward.

Ron

General Manager

I value their responsiveness. They are always there when I call, and they answer.

Vidyashree

Strategic Sourcing

They are the gold standard in valves and pressure regulators. They have been one of our better product lines.

Anil

Global Commodity Management

They are the gold standard in valves and pressure regulators. They have been one of our better product lines.

Tim

General Manager

The rep and engineering team go the extra mile to try to help. The products are good quality and delivered on time.

Lawrence

Procurement Specialist