Pilot check valves allow flow to pass in one direction, with a low pressure drop, then prevent reverse flow until pilot pressure is applied. There are many applications for this valve type, the most common being to lock and hold a cylinder, or another hydraulic actuator, in position. The CK350 is a small cartridge valve for it’s flow rate and is ideally suited for fitting directly into a cylinder, giving economy of installation, direct control of cylinder movement and ease of servicing.
Pressure on the valve port causes the poppet to lift against the spring force, allowing the flow to the cylinder port. Reverse flow is prevented by the poppet reseating. Pressure applied to the pilot port will overcome the cylinder port pressure and lift the poppet from its seat, allowing flow from the cylinder to valve port.
Hardened and ground poppet gives excellent flow capability for valve size, positive sealing and long working life. Cartridge construction allows installation in actuators, manifold blocks and hydraulic Integrated Circuits. The valve fits the same cavity as the OSI350 overcenter valve. Seal on piston prevents leakage between Port 2 and Port 3.