FLOW DIVIDER (36Z680)
one of the outlet ports, the resulting pressure drop across
that piston will force the linked pistons to shift in that
direction, restricting flow through that outlet port. Any
Flow divider 36Z680 is a combination flow divider-cross
other changes in inlet or outlet pressure will cause the pis-
over relief valve. The flow divider portion of the valve is a
tons to shift similarly to restrict or allow flow through the
pressure compensated fixed flow valve which divides the
valve, thus providing a constant flow to each outlet port.
input flow proportionally into two output flows.
The cross-over relief valve portion of the valve allows excess
As flow enters the inlet port it is divided into two flows,
pressure, caused by a greater volume of oil returning to
each of which passes through a calibrated orifice in one of
tank through the flow divider than it is capable of handling,
the two pistons and out through their respective outlet
to return to tank through an alternate path.
Figure 5D-1. Flow Divider Operation