As a leading practitioner of precision hydroforming and welding, Helander engineers and manufactures customized float and float valve components that meet the highest quality and performance standards.

(click on thumbnail to enlarge)Floats and Float Valve Components

We apply modern engineering techniques to design and fabricate metal floats in a wide variety of shapes and configurations to accommodate the most extreme duty applications, such as hydro-excavation and other industrial processes. The remarkable precision of the hydroforming process allows us to manufacture high-reliability products for critical applications.

We have the capacity to create floats and other valve components measuring from 1″ to 24″ in diameter with extremely accurate and uniform wall thickness from 0.020″ to 0.25″. We use materials such as stainless steel, copper, and Monel®, as well as many other high-performance metals.

As a dominant provider of floats and float valve components to major valve manufacturers, our hydroforming and welding capabilities allow us to produce geometrically complex parts with reduced tooling costs and short lead times.

Computerized processes provide a very high degree of control and allow us to create net-shaped parts that exhibit a high degree of strength and integrity. We specialize in providing customized solutions for specific applications in production volumes from 25 to 5,000 units. We also offer a large number of standard sizes and shapes.

For more information about our custom metal floats and float valve components, contact us today.


Capabilities Applied/Processes



Material Thickness

0.020" to 0.25"

Product Diameter

1" to 24"


Stainless Steel
Industry For Use

Hydro Excavation
Metal Floats

Production Volume

25 Units to 5000 units

Lead Time

4 weeks

Delivery Location