Pilot-operated, normally closed, electro-proportional throttle with reverse flow check
This valve is a pilot-operated, normally closed, electro-proportional throttle with reverse free-flow check. Energizing the coil generates an opening force on the pilot stage which vents the main stage poppet to open proportionally. Metered flow is from port 1 to port 2 with reverse free flow from port 2 to port 1.
- Capable of operating with pressures up to 5000 psi (350 bar).
- Coils are interchangeable with Sun's other full flow, solenoid-operated valves and can be mounted on the tube in either direction.
- This cartridge has several manual override choices, including no manual override. See Option Configuration.
- For optimum performance, an amplifier with current sensing and adjustable dither should be used. Dither should be adjustable between 100 - 250 Hz.
- The momentary/twist override option "E" allows the operator to shift the valve by twisting the manual override clockwise 90 degrees.
- Cartridges configured with EPDM seals are for use in systems with phosphate ester fluids. Exposure to petroleum based fluids, greases and lubricants will damage the seals.
- Capacities rated at 200 psi (14 bar) differential and maximum rated coil current.
- Maximum Deadband (as a percentage of command) B Flow Rate = 28% D Flow Rate = 32%
- Maximum Hysteresis at 200 psid (14 bar) B Flow Rate = 2.2 gpm (9 L/min.) D Flow Rate = 5.2 gpm (20 L/min.)
- Minimum Capacity at 1000 psid (70 bar) B Flow Rate = 25 gpm (94 L/min.) D Flow Rate = 49 gpm (185 L/min.)
- Depending on circuit requirements, a reverse free flow check bypassing the compensator may be needed when using the FPFK with an external compensator.
- 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||20 gpm80 L/min.|
|Recommended dither frequency||100 Hz100 Hz|
|Maximum Valve Leakage at 110 SUS (24 cSt)||20 drops/min.@5000 psi20 drops/min.@5000 psi|
|Manual Override Force Requirement||5 lbs/1000 psi @ Port 133 N/100 bar @ Port 1|
|Deadband, nominal (as a percentage of input)||25%25%|
|Manual Override Stroke||.06 in.1,50 mm|
|Solenoid Tube Diameter||.75 in.19 mm|
|Valve Hex Size||1 1/8 in.28,6 mm|
|Valve Installation Torque||45 - 50 lbf ft61 - 68 Nm|
|Model Weight||.70 lb0,30 kg|
|Model Weight (with coil)||1.20 lb0,55 kg|
|Seal kit - Cartridge||Buna: 990203007|
|Seal kit - Cartridge||EPDM: 990203014|
|Seal kit - Cartridge||Viton: 990203006|
|Seal and nut kit - Coil||Viton: 990770006|
All flow is blocked, hence the term priority. The priority flow has to be satisfied.
The valve acts as a 2 port restrictive flow control.
The spring force in our flow controls equates to about 100 psi (7 bar). This is high enough to give the valves acceptable capacity (not really) and not too high for proper circuit operation. 100 psi (7 bar) is the spring force; at the upper end of the flow control's range, the drop through the valve will be as high as 250 psi (17 bar) before it starts modulating.
There are exactly 250 Sun drops in a cubic inch or 15 in a cc.
In a meter-in flow control circuit if the pump is set at 3000 psi and the load is 2000 psi the drop through the flow control is 1000 psi. In a meter-out circuit with the load at 2000 psi the drop through the flow control is 2000 psi.
We claim +/- 10%. We set to +/- 5% in production testing to allow for differences in customers' conditions. If you want accuracy, stay in the bottom 2/3rds of the range. Our 12 gpm (45 L/min.) flow controls are quite flat at 9 gpm (34 L/min.) and dead flat below 6 gpm (23 L/min.), until you get to the bottom of the range. Below about .25 gpm (1 L/min.), spool leakage and orifice conditions start to limit accuracy.
I am afraid not. Unless you are overflowing your current valve and correctly size ours, you are not likely to notice any improvement. Priority flow controls are not efficient devices. They are an easy way to get more than 1 source of oil from 1 pump but they can generate a lot of heat. Try to size your actuators so the pressures are similar on both the priority and the bypass circuits. If you can't do that, try to have the lower flow leg be the lower pressure. The pump pressure is determined by whichever leg is higher and if there is flow that is taking a pressure drop that is not doing work it is creating heat.
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