PBDBLQE - Pilot operated, pressure reducing valve

Part Number: PBDBLQE

Manufacturer: Sun Hydraulics


Pilot-operated, pressure reducing valves reduce a high primary pressure at the inlet (port 2) to a constant reduced pressure at port 1, allowing circuits with multiple pressure requirements to be operated using a single pump.

  • All three-port pressure reducing and reducing/relieving cartridges are physically interchangeable (i.e. same flow path, same cavity for a given frame size). When considering mounting configurations, it is sometimes recommended that a full capacity return line (port 3) be used with reducing/relieving cartridges.
  • Full reverse flow from reduced pressure (port 1) to inlet (port 2) may cause the main spool to close. If reverse free flow is required in the circuit, consider adding a separate check valve to the circuit.
  • If pilot flow consumption is critical, consider using direct acting reducing/relieving valves.
  • Main stage orifice is protected by a 150 micron stainless steel screen.
  • Recommended maximum inlet pressure is determined by the adjustment range. Ranges D, E, N, and Q are tested with a 2000 psi (140 bar) maximum differential between inlet and reduced pressure. Ranges A, B, and H are tested with a 3000 psi (210 bar) maximum differential between inlet and reduced pressure. Ranges C and W are tested with 5000 psi (350 bar) of inlet pressure.
  • Pilot operated valves exhibit exceptionally flat pressure/flow characteristics, are very stable and have low hysteresis.
  • Pressure at port 3 is directly additive to the valve setting at a 1:1 ratio and should not exceed 5000 psi (350 bar).
  • Pilot operated reducing, reducing/relieving valves by nature are not fast acting valves. For superior dynamic response, consider direct acting valves.
  • W and Y controls (where applicable) can be specified with or without a special setting. When no special setting is specified, the valve is adjustable throughout its full range using the W or Y control. When a special setting is specified, this setting represents the maximum setting of the valve.
  • Cartridges configured with EPDM seals are for use in systems with phosphate ester fluids. Exposure to petroleum based fluids, greases and lubricants will damage the seals.
  • Corrosion resistant cartridge valves are intended for use in corrosive environments and are identified by the model code suffix /AP for external stainless steel components, or /LH for external zinc-nickel plated components. See the CONFIGURATION section for all options. For further details, please see the Materials of Construction page located under TECH RESOURCES.
  • 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.

Capacity10 gpm40 L/min.
Factory Pressure Settings Established atblocked control port (dead headed)blocked control port (dead headed)
Maximum Operating Pressure5000 psi350 bar
Control Pilot Flow7 - 10 in³/min.0,11 - 0,16 L/min.
Adjustment - Number of Clockwise Turns to Increase Setting55
Valve Hex Size7/8 in.22,2 mm
Valve Installation Torque30 - 35 lbf ft41 - 47 Nm
Adjustment Screw Internal Hex Size5/32 in.4 mm
Locknut Hex Size9/16 in.15 mm
Locknut Torque80 - 90 lbf in.9 - 10 Nm
Model Weight.30 lb0,15 kg
Seal kit - CartridgeViton: 990-011-006

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Additional Resources

  • Maximum pressure differentials for spring ranges: A and B are 3000 psi (210 bar) N and Q are 2000 psi (140 bar) W is 5000 psi (350 bar)inlet pressure
  • For Series 1 cartridges configured with an O control (panel mount handknob), a .75 in. (19 mm) diameter hole is required in the panel.

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