The important parameters to describe waves are their amplitude and length. In order to make it easier to improve wave amplitude and facilitate wave experiment, a simple push-type wave generating method using digital rotary valve control was proposed and different wave amplitudes were generated by the new method. After the mathematical model of the new method had been established, numerical analysis based on the linear wave theory was carried out by means of Matlab/Simulink software tools, and experiments were conducted on the push-type wave maker to ascertain the validity of the established model and the numerical simulation results. It shows that both experimental and theoretical results agree relatively well, and the plate motion frequency and amplitude of the push-type wave maker can be continuously adjusted and the various required regular waves can be obtained. Although the wave amplitude and length descends with the increasing of working frequency, the wave amplitude can be improved conveniently by setting the axial opening width of the valve and the oil supply pressure of system. The wave length remains unchanged with the axial opening width and the oil supply pressure change. The research indicates that different regular waves can be easily generated by the new method and the wave amplitude can be further improved in a certain plate motion frequency range.