Block port 3 to open, spring biased closed, unbalanced poppet logic element with pilot source from port 2

Capacity: 120 gpm480 L/min. | Cavity: T-19A
LKJB : Block port 3 to open, spring biased closed, unbalanced poppet logic element with pilot source from port 2
Technical Features [ + ]

These unbalanced poppet, logic valves are 2-way switching elements that are spring-biased closed and have port 2 as a pilot source. With port 3 blocked, the valve will open provided there is sufficient pressure at port 2. With port 3 vented, the valve will close. The force generated at port 3 must be greater than the sum of the forces acting at port 1 and port 2 plus the spring force for the valve to open. NOTE: The pilot area (port 3) is 1.8 times the area at port 1 and 2.25 times the area at port 2.

  • These valves have positive seals between port 2 and the pilot area.
  • When port 3 is blocked these valves start to open at the pressure one would expect. However, because the valves have to generate their own pilot pressure, the pressure drop across the valve increases at a high rate as shown in the performance curve.
  • These valves do exactly what they are supposed to do. They do not do what most customers would expect them to do. This is why we do not promote them as viable products.
  • Because these valves are unbalanced, operation is pressure dependent. Opening and closing of the poppet are functions of the force balances on three areas: Port 1 = 100%, Port 2 = 80%, and the Pilot Area = 180%.
  • These valves are pressure responsive at all ports, therefore it is essential to consider all aspects of system operation through a complete cycle. Pressure changes at any one port may cause a valve to switch from a closed to an open position, or vice versa. All possible pressure changes in the complete circuit must be considered to assure a safe, functional system design.
  • All ports will accept 5000 psi (350 bar).
  • Incorporates the Sun floating style construction to minimize the possibility of internal parts binding due to excessive installation torque and/or cavity/cartridge machining variations.
Technical Data [ + ]
Cavity T-19A
Series 4
Capacity 120 gpm480 L/min.
Maximum Operating Pressure 5000 psi350 bar
Pilot Volume Displacement .30 in³4,9 cc
Area Ratio, A3 to A1 1.8:11.8:1
Area Ratio, A3 to A2 2.25:12.25:1
Control Orifice Diameter .021 in.0,53 mm
Valve Hex Size 1 5/8 in.41,3 mm
Valve Installation Torque 350 - 375 lbf ft475 - 508 Nm
Seal kit - Cartridge Buna: 990-019-007
Seal kit - Cartridge Polyurethane: 990-019-002
Seal kit - Cartridge Viton: 990-019-006
Performance Curves [ + ]
FAQs [ + ]

There are exactly 250 Sun drops in a cubic inch or 15 in a cc.

Direct acting valves are used to prevent over pressure and pilot operated valves are used to regulate pressure. If you are unsure, use a direct acting valve. Sun's direct acting valves are very fast, dirt tolerant, stable, and robust. Sun's pilot operated valves are moderately fast, they have a low pressure rise vs. flow curve, and they are easy to adjust.

Because of the very high ratio, the COFO has limited capacity. The discharge path is across a .050 inch (1,3 mm) diameter orifice. If you have large accumulators combined with low precharge pressures, this may not discharge the energy quickly enough. Using the COFO XDN cartridge in conjunction with an LODA XDN will provide capacity for larger applications.

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