Flow divider-combiner assembly
|C, C/S||Port AB: 1/2" NPTF; Ports A1, A2, B1, B2: 3/8" NPTF; Mounting Holes: .375 - 16UNC x .62 DP;|
|K, K/S||Port AB: SAE 10; Ports A1, A2, B1, B2: SAE 8; Mounting Holes: .375 - 16UNC x .62 DP;|
|V, V/S||Port AB: 1/2" BSPP; Ports A1, A2, B1, B2: 3/8" BSPP; Mounting Holes: M10 x 1.5-6H x .62 DP;|
This valve assembly uses 3 divider/combiner valves to provide 4 equal bidirectional flows. In the dividing mode, flow coming into AB is divided into 4 equal flows, A1, A2, B1, B2. In the combining mode the assembly throttles the 4 flows coming into A1, A2, B1, B2 keeping them equal.
- Operating characteristics cause the leg of the circuit with the greatest load to receive the higher percentage of flow in dividing mode. If a rigid mechanism is used to tie actuators together, the lead actuator may pull the lagging actuator and cause it to cavitate.
- In combining mode, compensating characteristics will cause the leg of the circuit with the lowest load to receive the higher percentage of flow. If a synchronization feature is not included, an additive accuracy error will be experienced with each full stroke of the actuator.
- In applications involving rigid mechanisms between multiple actuators, operating inaccuracy will cause the eventual lock-up of the system. If the mechanical structure does not allow for the operating inaccuracy inherent in the valve, damage may occur.
- In motor circuits, rigid frames or mechanisms that tie motors together, and/or complete mechanical synchronized motion of the output shaft of the motors, either by wheels to the pavement or sprockets to conveyors, will contribute to cavitation, lock-up and/or pressure intensification.
- Variations in speed and lock-up can be attributed to differences in motor displacement, motor leakage, wheel diameter variance and friction of wheels on the driving surface.
- Extreme pressure intensification can occur on multiple wheel drive vehicles.
- Flow between ports is limited to spool leakage. This does not provide leak proof holding capability, but can be useful in minimizing cross flow and drift.
- Differential slip for tractive drive systems must be achieved with orifices in the body/manifold.
- Divisional and combining accuracy are equal.
- Below the minimum flow rating there is not enough flow for the valve to modulate. It is effectively a tee. If flow starts at zero and rises, there will be no dividing or combining control until the flow reaches the minimum rating.
|Body Type||Line mountLine mount|
|Capacity||3 - 15 gpm12 - 60 L/min.|
|Mounting Hole Thread||.375-16 UNC - 2B in..375-16 UNC - 2B in.|
|Mounting Hole Depth||.62 in.15,7 mm|
|Mounting Hole Quantity||44|
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.
- 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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