4-way, 3-position, meter in proportional directional valve

Capacity: 12 gpm45 L/min. | Cavity: T-53A
FTEC : 4-way, 3-position, meter in proportional directional valve
Technical Features [ + ]

This valve is a 4-way, 3-position proportional directional valve. Work ports 2 and 4 are drained to 5 in the center position and port 3 is closed. Pilot pressure at port 1 opposes the spring and creates a variable metering orifice between ports 3 and 4 that is proportional to the pressure at 1. Piloting 6 opens 3 to 2. The force balance of the flow forces, spring and pilot pressure results in a degree of partial self-compensation as the load pressure changes.

Pressure at ports 1 and 6 directly oppose each other.

  • Pilot ports 1 and 6 will accept 5000 psi (350 bar), however, pressures over 500 psi (35 bar) do not increase flow since at this point the spool will be fully shifted.
  • 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.
  • Pressure at ports 1 and 6 directly oppose each other.
  • 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 [ + ]
Note: Data may vary by configuration. See CONFIGURATION section.
Cavity T-53A
Series 3
Capacity 12 gpm45 L/min.
Pilot Pressure Required to Shift Valve 50 - 120 psi3,5 - 8 bar
Pilot Pressure Required for Full Shift at Rated Flow 290 - 340 psi20 - 23 bar
Maximum Operating Pressure 5000 psi350 bar
Maximum Valve Leakage at 110 SUS (24 cSt) 8 in³/min.@1000 psi131 cc/min.@70 bar
Pilot Volume Displacement .11 in³1,8 cc
Hysteresis 35 %35 %
Valve Hex Size 1 1/4 in.31,8 mm
Valve Installation Torque 150 - 160 lbf ft203 - 217 Nm
Model Weight 3.10 lb1,40 kg
Seal kit - Cartridge Buna: 990053007
Seal kit - Cartridge Viton: 990053006
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.

Only external seals are serviceable.  Sun offers replacement seal kits for all cartridge models. The applicable kit part number can be found in the product page's Technical Data table or by using our Cartridge Seal Kit search function located under Accessories. Please note: Converting the external seals from one material to another does not ensure fluid compatibility with that material due to the existence of internal seals within the cartridge.
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