Electro-proportional 3-way flow control valve, meter in assembly


Port Headings and Sizes [ + ]
Modifiers Ports
U9A, /10, /11, /S, /S3 Ports A, B, P, T: SAE 8;
Cartridge Technical Features [ + ]

This valve is a 3-way, meter-in, electro-proportional throttle. The flow path, unenergized, has the supply blocked at port 1 and port 2 is drained to tank at port 3. Energizing the coil generates a closing force on the spool, creating a metering orifice in the 1 to 2 direction that is proportional to the coil command current. The valve self-compensates in the 1-to-2 direction and with the addition of an external compensator will provide pressure compensated flow control.

Flow in the 2-to-3 direction is not proportional and is limited in the interest of increased resolution and capacity. Flow capacity in the 2-to-3 direction is about 1.5 gpm (6 L/min). This valve is meant to be used in a circuit that has a separate passage to tank such as a cushion lock circuit. Two FMDAs in conjunction with a cushion lock circuit create a meter-in/meter-out 3-position 4-way.

  • Note: Flow in the 2 to 3 direction is limited to about 1.5 gpm (5 L/pm).
  • The transition between positions is closed.
  • Using 2 3-ways to create a 4-way allows one to choose existing flow ranges instead of cutting a special spool.
  • These valves may be pressure compensated by an external, modulating, logic element. Use LR_C-XHN for a bypass circuit or LP_C-XHN for a restrictive circuit.
  • The valve provides a degree of self-compensation and may be used as a flow control. To increase the accuracy of flow control, an external, modulating, logic element can be used to maintain a constant flow over a wider range of flows and pressures. See performance curves for additional information.
  • All ports will accept 5000 psi (350 bar).
  • On models equipped with the D or L control, the detent mechanism in the manual override is meant for temporary actuation. The D, E, L and T manual control assemblies have a mechanical life expectancy of approximately 7,000 cycles.
  • The momentary/twist override option "E" allows the operator to shift the valve by twisting the manual override clockwise 90 degrees.
  • Coils are interchangeable with Sun's other full flow, solenoid-operated valves and can be mounted on the tube in either direction.
  • For optimum performance, an amplifier with current sensing and adjustable dither should be used. Dither should be adjustable between 100 - 250 Hz.
  • 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.
Cartridge Technical Data [ + ]
Note: Data may vary by configuration. See CONFIGURATION section.
Cavity T-11A
Series 1
Capacity 9 gpm34 L/min.
Maximum Valve Leakage at 110 SUS (24 cSt) 2 in³/min.@1000 psi30 cc/min.@70 bar
Manual Override Force Requirement 5 lbs/1000 psi @ Port 133 N/100 bar @ Port 1
Manual Override Stroke .10 in.2,5 mm
Solenoid Tube Diameter .75 in.19 mm
Valve Hex Size 7/8 in.22,2 mm
Valve Installation Torque 30 - 35 lbf ft41 - 47 Nm
Model Weight (with coil) 1.10 lb0,50 kg
Seal kit - Cartridge Buna: 990411007
Seal kit - Cartridge Viton: 990411006
Seal and nut kit - Coil Viton: 990770006
Manifold Technical Data [ + ]
Body Type Line mountLine mount
Body Features 4 way, combined ports 1 to P, ports 2 to A and B, combined ports 3 to tank4 way, combined ports 1 to P, ports 2 to A and B, combined ports 3 to tank
Mounting Hole Diameter .34 in.8.6 mm
Mounting Hole Depth ThroughThrough
Mounting Hole Quantity 22
Open Cavities 22
Cavity T-11A
Port Size SAE 8SAE 8
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          Notes [ + ]
          • Please verify cartridge clearance requirements when choosing a Sun manifold. Different valve controls and coils require different clearances.
          • Important: Carefully consider the maximum system pressure. The pressure rating of the manifold is dependent on the manifold material, with the port type/size a secondary consideration. Manifolds constructed of aluminum are not rated for pressures higher than 3000 psi (210 bar), regardless of the port type/size specified.
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