FLeX Series, pilot operated, normally open, electro-proportional throttle - flow 2-1

Capacity: 5 gpm20 L/min. | Cavity: T-162A
FPBI : FLeX Series, pilot operated, normally open, electro-proportional throttle - flow 2-1
Technical Features [ + ]

This valve is a pilot-operated, normally open, electro-proportional throttle with reverse free-flow check. Energizing the coil generates a closing force on the pilot stage which pushes the main stage poppet against the seat, proportionally blocking flow from port 2 to 1. In the open condition, flow from 1 to 2 will cause the valve to auto-close and only pilot flow will pass from 1 to 2.

  • FLeX Series proportional valves are fully compatible with the XMD Expandable Mobile Drivers from Sun.
  • Designed and tested to 10 million on-off operational cycles.
  • Meets new NFPA test standard T2.6.1 R2014 for fatigue and burst pressure ratings.
  • Improved linearity and resolution over similar competing valves.
  • Designed using CFD fluid simulation for optimized geometries.
  • For optimum performance, an amplifier with current feedback and adjustable dither (100 - 250 Hz) should be used.
  • Capacities rated at 200-psi (14-bar) differential.
  • Depending on circuit requirements, a reverse free flow check bypassing the compensator may be needed when using an FPB* with an external compensator.
  • All configurations of this valve include zinc-nickel plating as standard for 1000-hour salt fog protection.
  • This valve can be used with both the high-power and hazardous location FLeX coils.
  • A wide variety of coil termination and voltage options are available, with and without surge protection. See the CONFIGURATION section.
  • Coil connector options offer ratings up to IP69K. See individual coil product pages for details.
  • A FULL DATA SHEET is available for this model using the link at the top of the page.
  • 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-162A
Series 0
Capacity 5 gpm20 L/min.
Hysteresis (with dither) 15%15%
Linearity (with dither) 3%3%
Repeatability (with dither) 3%3%
Recommended dither frequency 140 Hz140 Hz
Maximum Operating Pressure 5000 psi350 bar
Response Time - Typical 50 ms50 ms
Maximum Valve Leakage at 110 SUS (24 cSt) 0.004 in³/min.@5000 psi0.07 cc/min.@350 bar
Check Cracking Pressure 100 psi7 bar
Switching Frequency 15000 cycles/hr15000 cycles/hr
Viscosity Range 35 - 2000 SUS2,8 - 380 cSt
Deadband, nominal (as a percentage of input) 48%48%
Valve Hex Size 3/4 in.19,1 mm
Valve Installation Torque 20 - 25 lbf ft27 - 33 Nm
Model Weight 5.6 oz.159 grams
Seal kit - Cartridge Buna: 990162007
Seal kit - Cartridge Viton: 990162006
Performance Curves [ + ]
FAQs [ + ]

There are exactly 250 Sun drops in a cubic inch or 15 in a cc.

In a meter-in flow control circuit if the pump is set at 3000 psi and the load is 2000 psi the drop through the flow control is 1000 psi. In a meter-out circuit with the load at 2000 psi the drop through the flow control is 2000 psi.

We claim +/- 10%. We set to +/- 5% in production testing to allow for differences in customers' conditions. If you want accuracy, stay in the bottom 2/3rds of the range. Our 12 gpm (45 L/min.) flow controls are quite flat at 9 gpm (34 L/min.) and dead flat below 6 gpm (23 L/min.), until you get to the bottom of the range. Below about .25 gpm (1 L/min.), spool leakage and orifice conditions start to limit accuracy.

I am afraid not. Unless you are overflowing your current valve and correctly size ours, you are not likely to notice any improvement. Priority flow controls are not efficient devices. They are an easy way to get more than 1 source of oil from 1 pump but they can generate a lot of heat. Try to size your actuators so the pressures are similar on both the priority and the bypass circuits. If you can't do that, try to have the lower flow leg be the lower pressure. The pump pressure is determined by whichever leg is higher and if there is flow that is taking a pressure drop that is not doing work it is creating heat.

All flow is blocked, hence the term priority. The priority flow has to be satisfied.

The valve acts as a 2 port restrictive flow control.

The spring force in our flow controls equates to about 100 psi (7 bar). This is high enough to give the valves acceptable capacity (not really) and not too high for proper circuit operation. 100 psi (7 bar) is the spring force; at the upper end of the flow control's range, the drop through the valve will be as high as 250 psi (17 bar) before it starts modulating.

Yes. All FLeX phase 1 valves are available in the SmartConnect schematic tool, and are also available for submittal to QuickDesign.
Yes. All FLeX valves utilize the Sun floating nose design.
Notes [ + ]
  • Please verify cartridge clearance requirements when choosing a Sun manifold. Different valve controls and coils require different clearances.
  • An additional 2.00 inches (50,8 mm) beyond the valve extension is needed for coil installation and removal.
Additional Resources [ + ]
Coil Information [ + ]

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