3-way, vent-to-operate, directional valve with internal drain to port 3 and integral T-8A control cavity (1 to 2 open, 3 blocked)
This valve is a, 3-way directional cartridge (1 to 2 open, 3 blocked) that incorporates an integral pilot control cavity. It may be used by itself or to actuate larger pilot-operated directional cartridges or logic elements. The valve shifts when there is flow through the pilot control cartridge installed in the T-8A cavity.
- NOTE: The main stage valve should first be installed to the correct torque value followed by the T-8A pilot control section into the main stage valve to its required torque value.
- This valve is not bistable; it is capable of modulating between the two positions shown.
- The flow path between port 1 and port 2 is bidirectional.
- Pressure at port 3 may oppose the opening of the valve. Because of this, port 3 may not be useable as a work port in your circuit. If this is a consideration, the 4 port version of this valve may be a solution.
- There must be a pressure source at port 1, relative to port 3, to shift the valve.
- The -8 control option allows the pilot control valve to be incorporated directly into the end of the directional cartridge via the T-8A cavity. These pilot control cartridges are sold separately and include solenoid operation, air pilot operation, and hydraulic pilot operation. See Pilot Control Cartridges.
- Leakage listed in technical data is for each path.
- 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.
|Capacity||15 gpm60 L/min.|
|Maximum Operating Pressure||5000 psi350 bar|
|Control Pilot Flow||10 - 15 in³/min.0,16 - 0,25 L/min.|
|Maximum Valve Leakage at 110 SUS (24 cSt)||2 in³/min.@1000 psi30 cc/min.@70 bar|
|Pilot Control Cavity||T-8AT-8A|
|Valve Hex Size||1 1/8 in.28,6 mm|
|Valve Installation Torque||45 - 50 lbf ft61 - 68 Nm|
|Model Weight||.50 lb0,25 kg|
|Seal kit - Cartridge||Buna: 990202007|
|Seal kit - Cartridge||Polyurethane: 990002002|
|Seal kit - Cartridge||Viton: 990202006|
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.
- Compound cartridge (pilot and main stage) assembly information is provided for reference only. Cartridges must be ordered separately and assembled at point of use.
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