3-way, 3-position, proportional directional valve with center bleed down and load sense

Capacity: 15 gpm60 L/min. | Cavity: T-53A
FTEK : 3-way, 3-position, proportional directional valve with center bleed down and load sense
Technical Features [ + ]

This valve is a 3-way, 3-position proportional directional valve. Port 3 is closed in the center position and port 2 and port 4 are drained to port 1. Pilot pressure at port 1 creates a 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.

Load sense is available at port 5 when the spool is shifted to either port 2 or 4.

  • 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 15 gpm60 L/min.
Minimum Pilot Pressure Required to Shift Valve 50 psi3,5 bar
Pilot Pressure Required for Full Shift at Rated Flow 350 psi24 bar
Maximum Operating Pressure 5000 psi350 bar
Maximum Valve Leakage at 110 SUS (24 cSt) 2 in³/min.30 cc/min.
Pilot Volume Displacement .04 in³0,66 cc
Hysteresis ± 2 %± 2 %
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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