Manufacturing Sun Cartridge Cavities
Because many of Sun's cartridges are installed in cavities manufactured outside of Sun's walls, which is roughly two thirds of all the cartridges we manufacture, we offer this information to assist anyone in making Sun cavities. The Sun cavity is integral to the proper operation of Sun cartridges, and, if machined properly, ensures that the cartridge will work when installed (all Sun cartridges are functionally tested at the factory). If the circuit itself is sound, a properly machined cavity translates to a fully functional manifold assembly that does not require testing! It just works.
View the "Manufacturing Sun Cartridge Cavities" Technical Tip.
In addition, for detailed cavity information, navigate to Products: Tooling, then choose your cavity. The resulting cavity information page includes:
- Detailed cavity drawings in PDF, DXF, and DWG formats
- Minimum clearance requirement between cavities (for socket wrench clearance)
- Listing of available tooling for the chosen cavity
- Links to the tooling product pages
Every cartridge product page shows its required cavity in the Technical Data table. Clicking on the cavity name links back to the appropriate cavity tooling page. This same Technical Data table also lists the cartridge Series. Clicking on the Series designation brings you to a table providing an overview of Sun cavities. An example of the RPEC Technical Data table is shown below.