Bosch Axial-Piston Distributor Pump

By 5 March 2017

In the case of the axial-piston distributor pump, fuel is supplied by a vane-type pump. Pressure generation, and distribution to the individual engine cylinders, is the job of a central piston which runs on a cam plate. For one revolution of the driveshaft, the piston performs as many strokes as there are engine cylinders. The rotating-reciprocating movement is imparted to the plunger by the cams on the underside of the cam plate which ride on the rollers of the roller ring.

On the conventional VE axial-piston distributor pump with mechanical (flyweight) governor, or electronically controlled actuator, a control collar defines the effective stroke and with it the injected fuel quantity. The pump’s start of delivery can be adjusted by the roller ring (timing device). On the conventional solenoidvalve-controlled axial-piston distributor pump, instead of a control collar an electronically controlled high-pressure solenoid valve controls the injected fuel quantity. The open and closed-loop control signals are processed in two ECU’s. Speed is controlled by appropriate triggering of the actuator.