The SUNTEC AP3 oil pump offers 2 mode pressure operation without cut-off function, plus a special hydraulic outlet on the cover featuring nozzle pressure during high mode and dumping during low mode. Switching between low and high modes is assured by an integral solenoid valve.
The gear set draws oil from the tank through the built-in filter and transfers it to the nozzle line. Pressure regulation is assured by two spool valves, one for each pressure mode.
Switching between low and high pressure is assured by a “normally open”
by-pass solenoid valve. When this solenoid is non-activated, a by-pass channel is open, allowing the normal functioning of the low pressure valve which sets the nozzle pressure. When this solenoid is activated, the by-pass channel is closed, thus pressure will build up on both sides of the low pressure valve eliminating its effect, and the high pressure valve now determines the nozzle pressure.
In two pipe operation, the by-pass plug must be fitted in the return port, which ensures that the oil dumped by the regulating valves is returned to the tank and the suction line flow is equal to the gear set capacity. Bleeding in two pipe operation is automatic (it is assured by a bleed flat on the pistons), but it may be accelerated by opening a pressure port.
In one pipe operation, the by-pass plug must be removed, and the return plugged. Oil which is not required at the nozzle is returned directly to the gear inlet via the pressure regulating valves, and the suction line flow is equal to the nozzle flow.
A pressure port must be opened to bleed the system.
Cover pressure port only gives pressure in high mode. In low mode it features dumping pressure.