Frequently Asked Questions
What is the synchronizing feature?
It is a static error correction feature. When any one of the 3 ports of a divider/combiner with the synchronizing feature is blocked, flow is possible between the other 2 ports. This "synchronizing" flow is called out in the performance chart and is pressure compensated.
When the leading actuator comes to a stop, the other actuator can catch up at a rate determined by the "synchronizing" flow.
When the actuators are stopped mid-stroke (port 3 blocked), oil can flow from the high pressure leg to the low pressure leg at a rate determined by the "synchronizing" flow.
The "synchronizing" flow does not exist until one port is blocked.
The "synchronizing" feature is most effective on applications where the actuators bottom out at at least one end of their strokes.